After reading about Magento URLs redirect, I thought it would be simple and straight forward. When its time for an action, I faced nothing but disappointment.

What do I need : I want to create a URL redirect from PRODUCT A to PRODUCT B, while PRODUCT A is disable.

The problem I am facing: When I click URL REWRITE and choose FOR PRODUCT, I get a list of products in my store. I choose PRODUCT A. Afterwards, it gives me an option of choosing a category; I CHOOSE TO SKIP IT. On next page, it give me the option to rewrite. The only thing I can enter on the page is REQUESTED PATH, when I enter the NEW URL in to the REQUESTED PATH field, I get an error saying Request Path for Specified Store already exists the error is keep popping up over and over again. Do you know what other way I can edit PRODUCT A so it REDIRECTS to PRODUCT B.

I have attach images for your reference. Thanks for your help!

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I think the easiest way would be to use a .htaccess rule. You can open the .htaccess file and enter in the following code at the bottom. After you've finished working on your product A just remove the lines from the .htaccess file and save. It's all instant and doesn't require any cache refreshes etc.

RewriteEngine on
Redirect 301 /product-a.html /product-b.html
  • This works like a charm. Thanks for your help. I have another question. So the page I am trying to redirect is www.domain.com/view-product/chair.html%20 to www.domain.com/view-product/chair.html There is %20 in the URL and it seems to be not redirecting it to the URL Im trying to redirect. Do you know if %20 is the problem why this isn't redirecting. If so, do you know the solution behind it.
    – Nabeel M
    Feb 20, 2015 at 0:27
  • Never mind, figured it out! Really appreciate your help.
    – Nabeel M
    Feb 20, 2015 at 0:59

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