I have a products section with 5 different product categories and all products are assigned to one category only. The current URLs are like this -->http://site.com/products/category/oral-care/. I would like to remove the "category" segment so the URLs are more like this http://site.com/products/oral-care/.

As weird as this sounds I have done this before on a different site. I used a combo of GWCode Categories and LowSeg2Cat to create my product links based on nested categories and successfully created URL's with this format http://site2.com/products/food/fruits/. In that URL food is a category and fruits is a subcategory. I can't figure out what I did to get this working and can't get it working on the new site. Is there a different method? Thanks for any info.

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Yup, this is a snap with Low Seg2Cat. Example:

{if segment_2}
    {exp:channel:entries channel="channel" category="{segment_category_ids}"}

(If you're going to be using other filters, or pagination, in your products/index template, then you need to do more advanced checking in that conditional to determine whether you should add the category="" parameter - in which case I'd suggest using Switchee for that conditional.)

When it comes to creating links to those category URLs, you can't use the {path=""} variables, but instead you need to build the links manually:

{categories backspace="2"}<a href="/products/{category_url_title}">{category_name}</a>, {/categories}
  • Thanks Derek! I was close, but your post got it working. Jan 21, 2013 at 22:56

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