I have written a helper function that should take any product from a list.phtml, check if it has a parent (config) and if so return the parent's url instead of the simple product's url.

 public function getProductUrl($product)
    if ($product->getTypeId() != \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type::TYPE_SIMPLE) {
        return $product->getProductUrl();
    } else {
        $ids = $this->_config->getParentIdsByChild($product->getId());

        if (isset($ids[0])) {
            $configProduct = $this->_productRepository->getById($ids[0], false, $this->_storeManager->getStore()->getId());
            return $configProduct->getUrlModel()->getUrl($configProduct);
        } else {
            return $product->getProductUrl();

It basically works but it does not return the SEO url for the config product. It looks like this: https://www.example.com/catalog/product/view/id/29/s/my-awesome-product/category/4/

For testing I also tried to load the entire product before creating the url, no difference.

What can I do to make it return the SEO url?

Thank you

3 Answers 3


You can get a SEO URL using urlKey attribute.

return $this->getBaseUrl().$configProduct->getUrlKey().'.html';

First,ensure that your indexing is working fine.And do indexing if require

Then check $configProduct properly loaded

Now, replace




  • Does not make any difference.
    – omsta
    Jun 19, 2018 at 9:42

Ok, I found the underlying issue.

While I had the simple products attached to a category, the configurable product was not. Once I added it to the same(!) category the URL was correct.

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