I have a running store with around 600 products and wanted to remove the HTML suffix from my URLs.
I removed the HTML in the config and reindexed. All HTML pages are being redirected to the non-HTML variants.
I have read online people are putting the 301 redirects manually in their .htaccess
RewriteRule ^index.php/?(.*).html$ /$1 [R=301,L]
But is this really necessary when I don't get 404s?
Is manual .htaccess 301 redirect necessary?
Any insight appreciated