I have problem with a Magento site I haven't been able to solve Googling my way around. On I have 3 store views (NL, EN, DE). When on a product page and I want to switch language sometimes I get a 404 error but other times the product switches correctly to the right language. I have observed the URL behavior closely and came up with this:

In case of a successful switch the URL changes from for example www.example.com/supplies_nl/product.html to www.example.com/supplies_en/product.html?___from_store=supplies_en

However in other cases when the switch in unsuccessful the URL is changed from www.example.com/supplies_nl/product.html to www.example.com/supplies_nl/product.html?___from_store=supplies_en resulting in a 404 error.

Has anyone encountered such behavior and what can be done to have this working correctly al the time?

Using Magento 1.8.0

  • This can't be right. In your first example it should be ___from_store=supplies_nl and in your second ___from_store=supplies_en plus in your second example clearly there is no storeview change Apr 6, 2014 at 12:50
  • Exactly, that is the funny thing. Some products have a store view change and some don't. Could it be something on the product level that needs adjusting?
    – Badger
    Apr 6, 2014 at 13:39
  • Any Full Page Cache in the mix here and if so, did you holepunch the store switcher?
    – user4351
    Apr 6, 2014 at 14:19
  • I cleaned all cache so that won't contribute to the problem. What do you mean by holepunching the store switcher?
    – Badger
    Apr 6, 2014 at 20:28

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I solved this problem on my page by just adding the store where the link should go to then end of the url, like: www.example.com/supplies_nl/product.html to www.example.com/supplies_nl/product.html?___store=english Then it directs to the correct store

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