Welcome to Vortx Community Forum, where you can ask questions and receive answers from the staff at Vortx and other members of the community.

If you had a user account on our previous forums website, you will need to register a new account here.

Learn more about...


Canonical Link Url

How would I go about changing the code below, so that it will take into account category pages, etc?

Does anyone have a solution for getting canonical urls? 

Thanks in advanced

Side note; we are running version 10.0.2

xml package (canonical.config.xml) with the following:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes" ?>

<package version="2.1" displayname="Canonical Links" debug="true" includeentityhelper="true">
        <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
                        xmlns:aspdnsf="urn:aspdnsf" exclude-result-prefixes="aspdnsf">
          <xsl:output method="xml" omit-xml-declaration="yes" />
                <xsl:template match="/">
                <xsl:param name="site">http://www.localhost/pccom/</xsl:param>
                  <link rel="canonical">
                    <xsl:attribute name="href">
                        <xsl:value-of select="$site"/>p-<xsl:value-of select="/root/RunTime/PageID"/><xsl:value-of select="/root/QueryString/searchenginename"/><xsl:text>.aspx</xsl:text>


The above code will return the correct url when on a product page, which is fine

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.localhost/pccom/p-graco-ultra-395-airless-paint-sprayer-special.aspx">


I've tried adding the following conditions to take into account for category pages, etc. However this doesn't return anything.

			<xsl:param name="canonical">
                    <xsl:when test="/root/RunTime/PageType = 'category'"><xsl:value-of select="$site"/>c-<xsl:value-of select="/root/RunTime/PageID"/>-<xsl:value-of select="/root/QueryString/searchenginename"/>.aspx?pagenum=<xsl:value-of select="/root/QueryString/pagenum"/></xsl:when>
                    <xsl:when test="/root/RunTime/PageType = 'category'"><xsl:value-of select="$site"/>c-<xsl:value-of select="/root/RunTime/PageID"/>-<xsl:value-of select="/root/QueryString/searchenginename"/>.aspx</xsl:when>
                    <xsl:when test="/root/RunTime/PageType = 'product'"><xsl:value-of select="$site"/>p-<xsl:value-of select="/root/RunTime/PageID"/>-<xsl:value-of select="/root/QueryString/searchenginename"/>.aspx</xsl:when>


I also thought this would be a more simple approach


                <xsl:template match="/">
                  <link rel="canonical">
                    <xsl:attribute name="href">
                      <xsl:value-of select="concat(/root/System/StoreUrl, /root/Runtime/PageName)"></xsl:value-of>


The above will return the following when on a product page

<link rel="canonical" href="http://localhost/pccom/store/p-16.aspx" />




asked May 16, 2017 in MultiStore by jhausotter (375 points)
I am a new user of both AspDotNetStorefront Version 10 (upgraded from 9.3) and Moz Pro. I also am fairly confused about how to use Canonical tags with ASPDNSF. Why isn't this built into the software? If I was to use the XMLPackage listed above, where in the system do I add a reference to is so that it will be pulled into every page on the site?

1 Answer

0 votes
Try pulling just "root/System/RequestedPage" This works for me in 9.5.1, should work in 10 I would think?
answered May 18, 2017 by jerm324 (175 points)