We NEED support for Pretty Permalinks
No user would dispute we need to solve the permalink issue. If you do not know, you MUST use the default permalink settings or your products will 404. User's like me also run a blog on their site and need custom permalinks for SEO and to make it easier on users to remember certain URLS (like "/blog")
Take a look here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-woocommerce-woocommerce-pretty-permalinks?replies=4#post-2596043
WooCommerce fully supports pretty permalinks.
Morgan Feeney commented
Ultimately the title of this post is wrong.
Stevie K commented
You guys, dont worry about it. There is a perfect working solution for this problem. Im using it in 2 woocommerce shops and it is fancy :-) go for 'perfect seo url for woocommerce' in Google. The website will show up, costs 119 dollar. But works awesome :) Good luck my friends!
Well, it's possible if you use product category base with a capital in it.
website.com/Shop/category/ (works only with capital S or it will give you a 404 error)
I thought it was just me and I am coming from using wp ecommerce to woocommerce and I am almost ready to switch back because of this issue alone. It is very important that the permalink structure is consistent. I have been searching for a fix for hours and I ended up no where but here complaining like everyone else. I don't even understand how something this important hasn't been fixed in TWO YEARS of people complaining about it.
How can http://ideas.woothemes.com/users/8955286-magnus (Magnus) say... "WooCommerce fully supports pretty permalinks" when it clearly doesnt.
A pretty permalink structure would allow:
/shop/ -> Full Products Index page
/shop/product-category/ -> Product Category Index Page
/shop/product-category/product-name/ -> Product Permalink Page
... in the same format that a user would backtrack via breadcrumbs
Mark Roy commented
I just paid for the social login plugin and can't use it because I don't have permalinks set up. I've tried to set up pretty permalinks several times in the last year, but despite what Magnus' comment says this function does not work properly in WooCommerce.
Hi how can you change websitename/product-category/quilts/children-quilt/ where the actual product category is "quilts" and sub cat is "children-quilts"
How can we remove the word "product-category" ?
Unbelievable that this problem still exists after 2 years of complaints.
Jay Doubleu commented
Please fix the deep-linking of product permalinks, as a site owner, you shouldn't be technology forced to us a completely different permalink structure for products, than you do your store/categories.
This is not resolved.
Jay Doubleu commented
Sure this broken and glaring issue gets resolved with WooCommerce 2.2 cuz it's clearly busted.
Teemu ToriTori commented
Maybe there is just something wrong with the permalink settings? I fixed it by removing the "Product category base" setting. Check out instructions here:
Magnus: I have spent many hours testing various permalink settings and none will create an SEO Silo structured URL architecture without 404 errors at the product page. It works up to the product page and then 404's. This is a Woocommerce deal breaker and needs to be fixed. Listen to your customers!
no it doesn't!!!
No it doesn't.
"/product-cat/product_subcat/product" doesn't work by default and there is currently no fix that I know of to make it work, either. It seems like a pretty damn essential feature to me, if you want to get anything serious done.
Binay shrestha commented
Sorry but this issue is not fixed i have this same problem with the latest version of woocommerce and wordpress. Even my shop page doesn't list any product when i try to use other structures for permalinks other and default. Please help !
Jason Chafin commented
I've been trying to fix my 404 issue for two weeks! "View Cart"-> 404. I've turned off all my plugins, switched to the "default" 201x" theme, switched back to "ugly" permalinks, created a new "cart" page ..... 404! if pretty permalinks are supported, then why are so many people experiencing this issue? This has stopped my development dead, as I cannot continue until this issue is resolved. Yet, I've looked and looked and tried just about every suggestion I've found that "solved" other people's problems, yet my issue persists. And I have absolutely no idea where else to turn. Very extra super frustrating.
Setup all this stuff verbatim. Still getting 404's on product pages, checkout, cart, etc.
The issue IS fixed, you just need to setup a few thing on your wordpress permalinks
On Custom Structure: /%category%/%postname%/ (or any you want)
On Optional fields (not optional any more since you are using a Custom Structure)
Category base: category
Tag Base: tag
Product category base: product-category
Product tag base: product-tag
Product attribute base: product-attribute
Finally, on Custom Base, you need to add /store/%product_cat% or any structure you want, just make sure it starts with /store/
This are my settings and my website is working as expected.
Hope this help :)
Hi! Yeah, no.
WooCommerce may support pretty links, but it does not support the use of "category/sub-category/product" for breadcrumbs, and hierarchy permalinks.
This has to be fixed, there are other ecommerce themes that KNOW that this hierarchy is a must for ANY successful inventory management system.
WooCommerce - Settings > Pages Tab > Permalinks > Product base page > Prepend product permalinks with product category *TICKED*
This little tidbit of information is useless to me as I have no pages tab in my WooCommerce settings...
Any ideas, anyone? I can't believe this bug was reported in the beginning of 2012, and has not been resolved yet. The one fix that used to work was broken in the new update...It's like someone at the top said, nope, dont want people having easy inventory management systems with WooCommerce.
This problem is not gone. Please look into it again.