i'd like to know, how i can remove the most recent category from the URL. The structure looks for example like following: "/parentCategory/subCategory/"

Now, after pressing a button i want to get back to the "parentCategory" and therefore removing the "subCategory" from the URL. Does magento provide something out of the box?

  • Are you want functionality same as breadcrumbs ?? If yes then you can get help from hare. blog.chapagain.com.np/…
    – Arunendra
    Sep 29, 2015 at 4:34
  • Hm. I want to have the back-link (which is the same as in the breadcrumbs), but i want to have it in a filter (layer navigation filter).
    – sebastian
    Oct 5, 2015 at 21:05

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You can try this code

    $string = '/parentCategory/subCategory/';
    $data = explode('/',$string);    
    $data2  = array_filter($data );
    $FinalUrl = implode('/',$data2);
    //output = parentCategory

  • Isn't there a function for magento doing this?
    – sebastian
    Oct 9, 2015 at 16:14

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