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How to Create Magento 2 URL Redirect

How to redirect url in Magento 2 - magento 301 redirect

When you run a Magento online store, there will be times you need to redirect an URL. It happens when you want to eliminate duplicate content or SEO-unfriendly slug. Knowing how to change to a different URL is essential in those cases. 

This blog post will show you how to create a Magento 2 URL redirect from an existing URL to a new one. Here are 2 ways for you to select. If you have little coding skills, use the default Magento 2 backend. Otherwise, you can create the redirect using code. 

Way 1: Create Magento 301 Redirect in the Backend

To change the destination URL of a Product page, category, or CMS page using Default Magento 2, check out our Magento 2 URL Rewrite here.

Learn more about redirect:
Magento 2: 301 Redirect Setup Techniques
301 Redirects For SEO: The Basic Know-How

Way 2: Create Magento 2 URL Redirect Programmatically

To create Magento 2 URL redirect programmatically, you can easily do via a controller like the one below: 

 * Magezon
 * This source file is subject to the Magezon Software License, which is available at
 * Do not edit or add to this file if you wish to upgrade the to newer versions in the future.
 * If you wish to customize this module for your needs.
 * Please refer to for more information.
 * @category  Magezon
 * @package   Magezon_Tutorial
 * @copyright Copyright (C) 2021 Magezon (

namespace Magezon\Tutorial\Controller\Redirect;

use Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action;

class Index extends Action
    public function execute()
        $resultRedirect = $this->resultFactory->create(\Magento\Framework\Controller\ResultFactory::TYPE_REDIRECT);
        $resultRedirect->setUrl('/'); // url you want to redirect


That’s how to create a Magento 2 URL redirect. Have any questions? Comment down below to let us know. And don’t forget to visit our complete Magento 2 tutorial series, where we release new posts every week. 

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About Alice Dinh

Alice Dinh
Alice is a writer at Magezon. She is on a mission to help readers learn about Magento and e-commerce to grow their online business. A chocolate fanatic once in a while.

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