Changing categories structure : what to do?

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Changing categories structure : what to do?

Postby Fred » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:16 am

We are growing and the current "categories tree" of our catalogue does not fit our needs anymore (3000+ products :some categories are now stuffed with hundreds of products).

We have to :
1 - create new categories
2 - delete or update old ones
3 - move some products under other categories (change the category they belong to)

NOTE : all the products will keep using the same ID. Our MSU htaccess is 644

The first question is : does MSU safely and automatically manages situations 1, 2 and 3? (I have seen the claim of "safe change", but just to be sure I interpretated it correctly)

The second question is : what do I need to check in my installation and architecture to be sure things will happen as expected?

In advance, thanks for your help
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Re: Changing categories structure : what to do?

Postby inveo » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:43 am

Fred wrote:The first question is : does MSU safely and automatically manages situations 1, 2 and 3? (I have seen the claim of "safe change", but just to be sure I interpretated it correctly)


Yes it does.

Fred wrote:The second question is : what do I need to check in my installation and architecture to be sure things will happen as expected?


If MSU is up and running and you don't see any error messages, it will work as expected.

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Re: Changing categories structure : what to do?

Postby Fred » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:18 am

Thanks Jiri. Last question...

The .htaccess is 644. Does a change in the categories tree provoke an update of this file? How the change is dealt with? I mean where the MSU system gets acknowledged that it should now redirect all the traffic from [old-url] to [new-url]?

Is it a 301-like redirect, to avoid Google penalizing for duplicate content?

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Re: Changing categories structure : what to do?

Postby inveo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:57 am

Fred wrote:The .htaccess is 644. Does a change in the categories tree provoke an update of this file?


No.

Fred wrote:I mean where the MSU system gets acknowledged that it should now redirect all the traffic from [old-url] to [new-url]?


Dynamic URLs are redirected automatically. If you have been using some other Rewrite Engine, place its Rewrite Rules to the end of newly generated .htaccess file. By doing so all Rewritten URLs will be redirected as well.

Fred wrote:Is it a 301-like redirect, to avoid Google penalizing for duplicate content?


Yes.

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Re: Changing categories structure : what to do?

Postby Fred » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:00 pm

Ok, perfect
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