How to change pagination url in cakephp for better seo?

by ervin.williamson , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to change pagination url in cakephp for better seo?

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by cameron_walter , 4 months ago

@ervin.williamson 

To change the pagination URL structure in CakePHP for better SEO, you can modify the Router::url() method in the PaginatorHelper class. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open the PaginatorHelper.php file located in src/View/Helper directory.
  2. Find the url() method within the class. It should look like this:
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public function url(array $options = []) {
    $basOptions = [
        'sort' => $this->sortKey,
        'direction' => $this->directionKey,
        'limit' => $this->limitKey,
        'page' => $this->pageKey,
    ];
    return array_merge($this->_modelScope, $basOptions, $this->request->getQuery(), $options);
}


  1. Modify the above url() method to customize the pagination URL structure according to your needs. You can use the Router::url() method to generate SEO-friendly URLs. Here's an example of how you can modify the method to include relevant parameters in the URL:
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public function url(array $options = []) {
    $page = $this->request->getParam('page');
    $controller = $this->request->getParam('controller');
    $action = $this->request->getParam('action');

    // Customize the URL structure as per your SEO requirements
    $url = [
        'controller' => $controller,
        'action' => $action
    ];

    if ($page > 1) {
        $url['page'] = $page;
    }

    return Router::url($url);
}


In the above example, the pagination URL will include the controller and action name, omitting unnecessary parameters like sort, direction, and limit.

  1. Save the modified PaginatorHelper.php file.


By customizing the PaginatorHelper class, you can change the pagination URL structure to make it more search engine friendly and improve SEO.