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OpenCart 301 Redirect Not Working SEO Fix ?_route_=

This is a post regarding 301 Redirects with OpenCart and OpenCart 1.5 / 1.5.1

Are you having a problem with your OpenCart SEO? Are you trying to add 301 Redirects?

Are you getting ?_route_= added to the end of your redirects and Error Not Found Message?

There is one fix, that will work, it does however still change the target URL, you have to add an ?, yes a question mark!

Here’s an example of what you’d use for a 301 Redirect in OpenCarts .htaccess file:

Redirect 301 /the-old-file.htm http://www.yourshop.com/your-new-product-url?
or
Redirect 301 /the-old-file.htm http://www.yourshop.com/your-new-product-url/?

I hope this helped you guys out!

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