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  • Remove Trailing Slash From Magento URLs – SEO Duplicate Content Issue

    Because of SEO reasons, a common problem that Magento has is that it indexes two URLs of the same page which causes issues with duplicate content when it comes to Google crawling.
    For example it will index both of these URLs.
    http://www.magentosite.com/contact.html/
    and
    http://www.magentosite.com/contact.html

    Ideally, we want Magento adding trailing slashes to the end of the URLs and then redirect it to the page without the trailing slash, and here’s how.

    Let's get started

    To start with we need to edit the getURL() method to stop it generating URLs with trailing slashes, so copy the following file from:
    app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php
    To
    app/code/local/Mage/Core/Block/Abstract.php

    Now open Abstract.php and find the following line of code:

    return $this->_getUrlModel()->getUrl($route, $params);

    Replace that line with the following:


    $return_url = $this->_getUrlModel()->getUrl($route, $params);

    if ($return_url != $this->getBaseUrl() && substr($return_url, -1) == '/' && !Mage::getSingleton('admin/session')->isLoggedIn()):

    return substr($return_url, 0, -1);

    else:

    return $return_url;

    endif;

    Now copy the file app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Url.php
    to
    app/code/local/Mage/Core/Model/Url.php.
    Once you’ve done that open it and find the following code:


    if ($noSid !== true) {

    $this->_prepareSessionUrl($url);

    }

    Change ($noSid !== true) to ($noSid == false)

    Edit your .HTACCESS file

    Find the following line of code:

    RewriteRule .* – [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    Add the following immediately underneath it:
    RewriteCond %{request_method} ^GET$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/downloader.*$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.+)/$
    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ %1 [L,R=301]

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