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Language switch error URLs

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Language switch error URLs

Hi,

 

i've got a question regarding a magento shop - version 1.8.1.0.

The languages german, english and french are offered to the customer. The "configuation > web" says

-> german: basicurl.com/

-> english: basicurl.com/en/

-> french: basicurl.com/fr/

I think this is basicly ok as well.

 

The problem i've seen in the shop by showing a detail page in any language, for example has the following path:

-> basicurl.com/lupen/uhrmacherlupe.html 

(by the way: in the cataloge, the german URL Key is named "uhrmacherlupe" - as far as good)

 

So i want to change to an other language, for example english so i don't come to the same product, instead i come here:

-> basicurl.com/en/lupen.html

(in the admin cataloge - product page the english URL Key named "eye-glass-for-watch-makers")

 

I thought, this may happen in case of the URL Rewrite configuration, but there is no rule with define this.

 

And this was only a example - the shop has about 1.200 products and nearly every language switch - gets the customer

- sometimes to the upper category page,

- sometimes to another product

- sometimes on the startpage

- sometimes on the 404 error page

 

I already deleted all URL Rewrite definitions in the database and re-generate a new index of the cataloge rewrite URLs.

But i didn't solved the problem. 

 

Can anyone here tell me, what i should do, for a sucessful forwarding between the languages regarding the product URL Key?

 

 

Thanks a lot for your help!

kind regards,

Tobi

 

 

4 REPLIES

Re: Language switch error URLs

You may use a module o offer this functionality, here is a plugin that allows manual and automatic currency/lang switching,

 

http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/geo-ip-language-currency-switcher.html

Re: Language switch error URLs

Hey Steven

 

thank you for your answer. GeoIP might be a nice tool, but it isn't the solution for my linkproblem.

 

I don't understand why magento is linking to false articles between the languages (sometimes even to a 404-error-page).

Goggle Webmastertools also tells me, that this is not ok :-(

 

 

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,

Tobi

Re: Language switch error URLs

I found the solution:

just installed the Extension: https://github.com/Vinai/VinaiKopp_StoreUrlRewrites

 

here you found more information on the following instruction:

http://magento.stackexchange.com/questions/728/switch-issue-404-error-store-view-scope-for-url-key-c...

Re: Language switch error URLs

Hello,

 

how can me explain how to install the Extension:  https://github.com/Vinai/VinaiKopp_StoreUrlRewrites

 

Thank you for the help

 

Jklein