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  1. Sean
    Sean avatar
    5 posts
    26 Mar 2015
    14 Jul 2015
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    I've created some ecommerce products and I would liek to display them as normal pages (with the future option of turning them into ecommerce pages). For this I have the following page structure

    Products (widgets: Departments, Product List)
    - Product Detail (widgets: Product List - Single Item)

    As part of this requirement I would like specific URLs for the departments and products.

    For the department URL I would like the following

    I have the following URL rewrite to handle this scenario

    <rule name="Product Explorer Department Rewrite" stopProcessing="true">
        <match url="^products/([^$]+)" />
            <add input="{URL}" negate="true" pattern="action/edit" />
        <action type="Rewrite" url="products/-in-department/departments/{R:1}" />

    For the product URL I would like the following

    Not sure how to approach this one.

    I would also like these URLs to appear in any search results in the required format.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas about how any of the above can be achieved.
  2. Sabrie Nedzhip
    Sabrie Nedzhip avatar
    534 posts
    17 Aug 2017
    17 Jul 2015
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    Hello Sean,

    I think you will find useful the following blog post where we provide more details about the custom url formats:

    Custom URL Formats for Sitefinity Content Modules

    The approach should be the same for the Products. In the Advanced settings, the module is called Catalog, there you will find the provider.

    Here is also a sample which is based on the above blog post which you may find useful. The sample demonstrates how to achieve this by creating a custom provider for CatalogsModule (managing products). Please follow the below steps to register one:

    1.Create a class inheriting OpenAccessCatalogDataprovider and override the GetUrlFormat like below, for the UrlFormat use the names of the fields available for products surrounded by square braces "[..]", this is how the url will be constructed:

    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Ecommerce.Catalog.Model;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.GenericContent.Model;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Ecommerce.Catalog.Data;
    namespace SitefinityWebApp
        public class CustomOpenAccessCatalogDataProvider : OpenAccessCatalogDataProvider
            public override string GetUrlFormat(ILocatable item)
                Type itemType = item.GetType();
                if (typeof(Product).IsAssignableFrom(itemType))
                    //the url format is controlled here
                    return "/[Price]/[UrlName]";
                return base.GetUrlFormat(item);

    2. Go to Administration->Settings->Advanced->Catalog->Providers and delete the currently existing provider.

    3. Crete new provider with the below settings:

    Name: OpenAccessDataProvider
    Title: Default Ecommerce products
    Description: The data provider for catalog module based on the Telerik OpenAccess ORM.
    ProviderType: SitefinityWebApp.CustomOpenAccessCatalogDataProvider, SitefinityWebApp (change the type here to match the namespace of the project you work on).

    Please save the changes.

    4. Go to Parameters for this new provider and add new parameter:
    Key: applicationName
    Value: /Catalog

    Please save the changes and after performing the above the products will use the new provider url format.
    Please note all products need to be republished to use the new provider settings.

    This will change the url for all products as well as the urls shown in search results.

    Please note to test the above sample on a backup of your project and database.

    Sabrie Nedzhip
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