Routing Configuration Per Website¶
To control the way OroCommerce routes HTTP requests to the components when a customer uses particular website, you may provide the following website-specific information:
- Global website URL when reached using secure (https) and insecure (http) connection
- Options that impact the way metadata for the search engine is generated
- Information for the website identification (cookie value and/or environment variable).
The website level configuration overrides global routing configuration, when Use System box is cleared.
To change the default routing settings for the website:
Navigate to System > Websites in the main menu.
For the necessary website, hover over the More Options menu to the right of the necessary website and click to start editing the configuration.
Select System Configuration > Websites > Routing in the menu to the left.
The following page opens.
URL – Internal links and canonical URLs (meta keywords) on the OroCommerce storefront pages may contain this value as the website base URL. This option value is used in internal links when a customer uses insecure (HTTP) connection. In the canonical links, it is used when the Canonical URL Security Type is set to Insecure.
Secure URL – Internal links and canonical URLs (meta keywords) on the OroCommerce storefront pages may contain this value as the website base URL. This option value is used in internal links when a customer uses secure (HTTPS) connection. In the canonical links, it is used when the Canonical URL Security Type is set to Secure.
Canonical URL Type – this option defines whether the System URL or Direct URL should be used as a canonical link in the meta keywords in the page source code.
Canonical link is used to help search engines identify the unique content that should be indexed.
When System URL is selected, the page URL is built using the system path to the item and its ID (e.g. /product/view/4).
When Direct URL is selected, the page URL is built using the page title (e.g. /500-watt-work-light).
Canonical URL Security Type – this option defines which value should be used as a website base URL in the canonical link in the page meta keywords. Supported options: Insecure and Secure.
When Insecure is selected, the website base URL in the canonical link matches the URL value.
When Secure is selected, the Secure URL value is used instead.
Web Catalog – when a Web Catalog is selected, it populates the main menu and sub-menus in the OroCommerce storefront. If there is no Web Catalog in OroCommerce, the Master Catalog structure is mimicked.
Once you decide on the Web Catalog, click Save Settings, and the detailed content tree of the selected web catalog appears under the Navigation Root field.
- Navigation Root – select the root content node to be displayed in the OroCommerce storefront. Keep in mind that only the sub-menu nodes that belong to the selected parent node will be visible in the storefront.
- Cookie Value – a unique website ID that is saved in the cookies and is later used by a website matcher to identify the website customer is on. The cookie name is configured on the system level.
- ENV Variable Name – an environment variable that is used to store the unique website ID that is later used by a website matcher to identify the website customer is on.
- ENV Variable Value – a unique website ID that is saved to the environment variable with the name defined in the option above.
To customize any of these options:
- Clear the Use Organization box next to the option.
- Select the new option.