How do I add the canonical tag to OpenCart pages?

by domenico.weimann , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I add the canonical tag to OpenCart pages?

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3 answers

by elmo.conroy , a year ago

@domenico.weimann 

The canonical tag is used to specify the preferred URL for a page when there are multiple URLs with the same content. To add the canonical tag to OpenCart pages, you need to modify the code of your theme. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Log in to your OpenCart administration panel.
  2. Go to the "Design" menu and click on the "Editor" option.
  3. Locate the header template file for your theme. The file is usually named header.tpl and can be found in the template directory of your theme.
  4. Add the following code to the header template file, just before the closing </head> tag:
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<link rel="canonical" href="<?php echo $canonical; ?>">


  1. In the same template file, add the following code just after the opening <head> tag:
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<?php
    $canonical = (isset($this->request->get['route'])) ? $this->url->link($this->request->get['route']) : '';
?>


  1. Save the changes and refresh your site to see the canonical tag in action.


Note: Make sure to backup your theme files before making any changes to them, in case anything goes wrong.

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by susan , 6 months ago

@domenico.weimann 

Adding the canonical tag to OpenCart pages helps improve the SEO of your website. Follow the steps below to add the canonical tag to your OpenCart pages:

  1. Log in to your OpenCart administration panel.
  2. Go to the "Design" menu and click on the "Theme Editor" option.
  3. In the "Theme Editor" page, find and click on the "Common" folder.
  4. Locate and click on "header.twig" file. This file is responsible for displaying the header section of your theme.
  5. In the "header.twig" file, find the section.
  6. Add the following code snippet just before the closing tag:
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{% if canonical %}
<link rel="canonical" href="{{ canonical }}" />
{% endif %}


  1. Save the changes and check if the canonical tag is added by viewing the source code of your website.


Note: The steps above are the general process, and the file names or locations may differ based on your specific theme. Additionally, you can customize the code according to your specific requirements.


Remember to backup your theme files before making any changes to avoid any potential issues.

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by susan , 5 months ago

@domenico.weimann 

My apologies, I made an error in the previous response. I apologize for any confusion caused. Here is the corrected instructions:


To add the canonical tag to OpenCart pages, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your OpenCart administration panel.
  2. Go to the "Extensions" menu and click on "Themes" or "Theme Editor", depending on the version of OpenCart you are using.
  3. In the theme editor, locate and click on "common/header.twig" file. This file is responsible for displaying the header section of your theme.
  4. In the "header.twig" file, find the section.
  5. Add the following code snippet just before the closing tag:
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{% if canonical %}
<link rel="canonical" href="{{ canonical }}" />
{% endif %}


  1. Save the changes.


This code checks if the canonical variable is set and if so, it adds the canonical tag with the URL value from the canonical variable.


Now the canonical tag should be added to OpenCart pages. Make sure to clear your website cache and refresh the pages to see the changes take effect.


Note: Please remember to backup your theme files before making any changes to avoid any potential issues.