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I have a single product and I'd like to link straight to it from the category button is this possible?

For example I have a category called "custom Cut Board"

I only have one product attached to the category. To reduce clicks I would like it when they click the category title it goes straight into the product page.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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Yes this can be done by using the URL Rewrite Management option in Magento Admin.

In Magento Admin:

  1. Select from menu bar Catalog > URL Rewrite Management.
  2. Click on the Add URLRewrite button.
  3. Select the category you want to redirect from.
  4. Make a note of the ID Path (e.g.: category/10) and the Request Path (e.g.: flowerpots.html)
  5. Repeat steps 1 & 2, but this time select Custom from the Create Urlrewrite dropdown box.
  6. Enter the values in each field:

    • ID Path (from step 4)
    • Request Path (from step 4)
    • Target Path - enter path of your product (or the page you want to redirect to).
      • example 1: for product url www.myswebsite.co.uk/flowers.html enter flowers.html.
      • example 2: for product url www.myswebsite.co.uk/sale/garden/flowers.html enter sale/garden/flowers.html.
  7. Select Redirect Permanent (301) from the Redirect dropdown.

  8. Save.

Now when the category is clicked on on your website it will re-direct to the product. For more see here.

OR

You can can do this by creating observer controller_action_predispatch_catalog_category_view

  • Thank you for the detailed answer. Unfortunately it still doesn't go directly into the product page it just takes you to the original category page? Any ideas? – Stove Spares Ltd Nov 12 '17 at 9:21
  • Ok. Redirect works until a re-index and cache clear is done. Once this is done and I go back into the custom URL rewrite it reverts the target patch to category/id/484 or what ever it was before – Stove Spares Ltd Nov 12 '17 at 9:38
  • If, its not worked then try by creating a module with mentioned observer. Please check your rewrite rule again and make sure your created rule still exists there. – Arunendra Nov 12 '17 at 9:43
  • Hello, how do I create an observer? I've never worked with that before? – Stove Spares Ltd Nov 12 '17 at 9:44
  • You can get the example from here magento.stackexchange.com/a/41280/21339 – Arunendra Nov 12 '17 at 10:03

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