In this tutorial, you will learn how to bulk delete redirects from your Shopify store.
Steps to bulk delete redirects:
- Export Redirects from your Shopify using the Excelify app.
- Download exported Excel file and open it.
- Set Command column values to DELETE for those redirects you want to delete. Remove from the file all redirects that you do not want to delete or don’t want to change so that you import only those rows you want to change in some way.
- Save your file.
- Import the Excel file to Shopify using the Excelify app.
Good to know:
In this tutorial, you will learn how to import redirects into your Shopify store.
Those are also known as 301 Redirects – they tell the browser that the URL has permanently moved to another URL.
Steps to import redirects:
- To import redirects, create new Excel file and copy column names from the Excelify template file Redirects sheet.
- Leave ID column empty, fill in Path column with URLs you want to redirect from, Target column with URLs you want to redirect to, set Command column values to NEW.
- Rename the Excel file sheet (tab) to “Redirects” so that the Excelify app knows what’s inside that sheet.
- Import the new Excel file to Shopify using the Excelify app.
When do you need Redirects?
- The typical reason for making redirects – when you are migrating from your old eCommerce Platform to Shopify. Usually, search engines have indexed your old URLs and it takes time to reindex your new site, so visitors will still be sent to your old URLs. Your domain will remain the same, but the path to products or pages will be completely different. Customers also might have saved those URLs in their bookmarks, or there may be precious “backlinks” referring to your site which you don’t want to get the 404 error that page is not found – you want them still to get to the new correct page.
- Another case for using redirects is, when you changed handles of the products, collections or pages, or any other items, but URLs with old product handles are still in place. To make those URLs working, you can add redirects from URLs with old handles to URLs with new handles, for example, redirect from https://yourdomain.myshopify.com/products/old-product-handle to https://yourdomain.myshopify.com/products/new-product-handle.
Good to know:
You can bulk import and export the Shopify Redirects (also known as 301 URL Redirects).
See the detailed Redirects documentation about each column/row.
In Shopify Admin, you can find those Redirects in Online Store -> Navigation -> URL Redirects.