I am currently working on a module that allows you to import/export URL Rewrites in Magento. This project spawned off me having to setup about 70 301 redirects when moving an older site onto Magento. I like that Magento has a URL rewrite manager, but having to enter each one in manually is a pain.
So, this module is currently underway. I have it successfully importing and exporting rewrites. However, I want to make it more robust and user-friendly. That being said, I am hoping to get some feedback and ideas from you on what types of features you’d like to see in a module such as this. Some ideas I already have are:
- Nice admin interface allowing you to easily import/export, as well as explain what all the different fields are, and how to properly use them for different rewrite needs
- Error log displayed after import if any rows had errors. Will display the line # on the csv file along with the specific error
- Simplified, more human-readable values in the CSV. For example, if you are doing a 301 redirect, you’d need to put the value of “RP” in the ‘Options’ column. Perhaps change “RP” to “301” or something that is more clear
- Allow for a way to remove rewrites if the row is specifically flagged for removal (removal of rewrites is a one-by-one process now)
Please comment with any ideas you’d like to add to the list. This will most likely be a paid module, fyi. Unless it turns out to be crazy ridiculous awesome, you can expect that it will be less than $50.