In this article I am going to explain what is a layout overriding and what is a basic difference from layout extending. So at first let’s figure out what is a layout in Magento. The structure of all pages is described in layout file. Basically, layout is a XML file, where page elements arrangement is assigned with a help of instructions and declarations. Here we are talking about containers (for example header, footer) and blocks ( for example search in header, newsletter in footer). (more…)
Today I will explain you how to rewrite URL’s in Magento 2.0.
I’ve created a product and named it “Camera”. The real location of the product is catalog/product/view/id/2075 where 2025 is the ID of the product.
Magento automatically uses the name of the product to generate an URL. And my customers will be able to access the product using the following URL: domain.com/camera.html.
But if I don’t like the automatically generated URL, how can I change it?
Go to Marketing -> URL Rewrites.
I find the product in the list and click on it.
This is what I see:
In Target Path you can see the real location of your product. And Request Path is the path that was automatically generated by Magento.
I change Request Path and write, “camera_example” instead.
I press “Save”.
Now I can access the product using the following URL: domain.com/camera_example.