I'm trying to do a URL rewrite for 3 categories on the layered navigation to external URLs. I tried doing 301 redirects in the .htaccess file--that didn't work. I tried using Magento's URL rewrite management tool--that didn't work.

The link on the layered navigation is shows: http://dev.morrisononline.com/index.php/shop/petroleum-brands/76.html

I tried using this link, and it's category ID to do the rewrites and neither worked.


  • did you tried reindexing after changes in url rewrites?
    – MTM
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:02
  • That worked, thanks! Is there a way to make the link open a new tab instead of opening the external link in the same window?
    – Sarah
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:13
  • Your other request is a new question, please ask it as a new.
    – MTM
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:17

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Reindex after making changes in Url Rewrites. This will update the url of categories and even products.


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