I have grouped products "containing" simple products. I have had to make the simple products visible but while I am ok for them to appear in certain lists, I want the link to go to the parent page not to the (very incomplete) simple product page.

I started by creating a helper with a new URL function and overriding the various templates to use it , but there are a lot of templates and it will be a pain to maintain.

It seems to always be $product->getUrlModel()->getUrl($product, $additional) behind all the getProductUrl so Catalog\Model\Product\Url I should be able to create a "before" plugin for getUrl that swaps to the parent when it detects particular conditions.

But it seems my plugin is not happening - even when I just make it log a line then pass on things unchanged. So either I am missing an understanding or it is another class that cannot be modified?

In app/code/Mystuff/FixGrouped/etc/frontend/di.xml

<type name="Catalog\Model\Product\Url">
    <plugin sortOrder="1" name="FixGroupedPluginModelProductUrl" 
     type="Mystuff\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product\Url" disabled="false" />

and in app/code/Mystuff/FixGrouped/Plugin/Model/Product/Url.php

namespace Mystuff\FixGrouped\Plugin\Model\Product;

use \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Url;

class Url 
       public function beforeGetUrl(\Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Url $subject, \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $product, array $params)
          $logger = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance()->get(\Psr\Log\LoggerInterface::class);
          $logger->info('Mystuff plugin beforeGetUrl active');
          // here it would swap for parent if require
          return [$product, $params];


So it changes nothing but puts a line in the log. No lines ever appear in the log.

So what am I missing? - i've not written it right? - getUrl is not called in a context that works with plugin?

I couldnt find any beforeGetUrl on this class out there so it is not reassuring

1 Answer 1


The namespace that you have in your di.xml and in your class is slightly incorrect, especially with di.xml, I don't think Magento 2 can resolve that type.

  • Add Magento to start of type:

    <type name="Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Url">

  • Remove \ from \Magento use (All use in Magento are like that);

    use Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Url;

  • thanks - for all my staring I did not spot that. and i have other plugin entries in that file that should have made it obvious! Now to see what the collateral damage of messing with url is...
    – iphigenie
    Jun 3, 2020 at 8:22
  • It happens to all of us! ( I just wonder about the sortorder=1... if something else might not change your result later on, just consider that) Jun 3, 2020 at 8:28
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    I'd changed sort order up and down trying - at 10 it's solidly active now
    – iphigenie
    Jun 3, 2020 at 8:37
  • Great news, I sometimes forget sortOrder. Jun 3, 2020 at 8:50

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