[Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

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Topher
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[Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby Topher » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:48 pm

On my website with MSU 3.0, I noticed that when I click on a product, the Product Information page displays with the correctly re-written URL in the address bar: http://www.prettysickpuppy.com/funny-shirts/funny-shirt-number-four-4.html#a

But prior to that "click", if you look at the browser's bottom status bar, the URL shown (and hence picked up by web crawlers) is the old style non-SEO way of Zen Cart URL's: http://www.prettysickpuppy.com/funny-shirts/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=4#a

On other sites I have visited that use MSU, I noticed that the Link/URL before and after a click is the same. But that is not the case on my website. Why? What do I need to change or edit so that it is the same?

Second (and perhaps should be a separate posting, but I'll throw it in anyway), is why is the "products_id" shown in the re-written URL at the end? Any way to remove this? Again, on other sites I visited do not have this (and I am assuming they are usine MSU - such as http://www.rayfield.net).

Jiri, if you can help, I'm listening!

Chris

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby inveo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:28 pm

Please go to Zen Cart admin panel and disable GZIP compression.

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby Topher » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Hi Jiri,

GZIP compression was (and is) already turned off (value set to 0) in the admin panel.

What can I try next?

Also, is there an extensive Readme, Manual or Tech-Tips for MSU? I'd love to see it!

I have looked over the msu-tweak.ini file, but that only covers a few options, and this is what I have in mine:

uri_mode = "short"
uri_delimiter = "-"
uri_extension = ".html"
category_depth = 1
use_master_category = true
max_words_in_level = 0
excluded_words_length = 1
character_encoding = "iso-8859-1"

Chris

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby inveo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:42 pm

If this did not help, remove "#a" from the end of all links.

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby Topher » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:59 pm

Okay, I will try removing the "#a" from the links...

But I wanted the anchors so the page auto positions to the desired content area or section of the page, saving visitors/shoppers from always having to scroll down for "best" viewing and positioning...

I suppose I could live without it, but it would be nice if MSU supported anchors.

Any chance of that happening in an upcoming release? Something like a another tweak you can specify in the msu-tweak.ini file, or by another means of customization? (Okay, customisation for all you British blokes. :D )

By the way, there was no mention of any extensive Readme, Manual or Tech-Tips for MSU in your last reply. Is there such a thing?

Chris

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby inveo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:59 am

Topher wrote:By the way, there was no mention of any extensive Readme, Manual or Tech-Tips for MSU in your last reply. Is there such a thing?


There is a manual in README-EN.html describing installation instructions, faq troubleshooting. Descriptions for options in includes/msu_tweak.ini file is directly in this file. There are no tips since we believe you will get best results with default values, but you can experiment and choose what ever you think is better for you.

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Re: [Zen Cart] URL rewrote only AFTER clicking Link

Postby Topher » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:56 pm

Well, I'll be a...!

Removing the anchor "#a" did the trick and now the URL links are rewritten as expected.

But couldn't MSU be set to capture any "#anchor" within the pre-modded/rewritten URL and then put it at the end of modded/rewritten URL line? That way nothing breaks and would make the use of #anchors possible.

I realize this might require an internal change to MSU and become available in a future release, but it would be something I (and others, I believe) would be interested in having. Perhaps a tweak in the msu-tweak.ini file could turn this on or off as desired for performance or other reasons...

Chris

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~J~ wrote:There is a manual in README-EN.html describing installation instructions, faq troubleshooting. Descriptions for options in includes/msu_tweak.ini file is directly in this file. There are no tips since we believe you will get best results with default values, but you can experiment and choose what ever you think is better for you.

Thanks for getting back about the Readme, Manual & Tech-Tips... While I hoped there would be more to it than that, it is what it is...