Using Search Engine Friendly URLs
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For SEO purposes, Spryker automatically generates Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs for products and categories. Such URLs are included in the URL attribute of responses of all endpoints related to abstract products and product categories, for example:

/abstract-products endpoint response
{
    "data": {
        "type": "abstract-products",
        "id": "035",
        "attributes": {
            "sku": "035",
            "name": "Canon PowerShot N",
            "description": "...",
            "attributes": {...},
            "superAttributesDefinition": [...],
            "superAttributes": [],
            "attributeMap": {...},
            "metaTitle": "Canon PowerShot N",
            "metaKeywords": "Canon,Entertainment Electronics",
            "metaDescription": "...",
            "attributeNames": {...},
            "url": "/en/canon-powershot-n-35"
        },
        "links": {...}
    }
}

/category-trees endpoint response
{
    "data": [
        {
            "type": "category-trees",
            "id": null,
            "attributes": {
                "categoryNodesStorage": [
                    {
                        "nodeId": 5,
                        "order": 100,
                        "name": "Computer",
                        "children": [...],
                        "url": "/en/computer"
                    },
                    {
                        "nodeId": 2,
                        "order": 90,
                        "name": "Cameras & Camcorders",
                        "children": [...],
                        "url": "/en/cameras-&-camcorders"
                    },
                    {
                        "nodeId": 16,
                        "order": 80,
                        "name": "Food",
                        "children": [],
                        "url": "/en/food"
                    },
                    {
                        "nodeId": 15,
                        "order": 80,
                        "name": "Cables",
                        "children": [],
                        "url": "/en/cables"
                    },
                    {
                        "nodeId": 11,
                        "order": 80,
                        "name": "Telecom & Navigation",
                        "children": [...],
                        "url": "/en/telecom-&-navigation"
                    },
                    {
                        "nodeId": 9,
                        "order": 70,
                        "name": "Smart Wearables",
                        "children": [...],
                        "url": "/en/smart-wearables"
                    }
                ]
            },
            "links": {...}
        }
    ],
    "links": {...}
}

/category-nodes endpoint response
{
    "data": {
        "type": "category-nodes",
        "id": "9",
        "attributes": {
            "nodeId": 9,
            "name": "Smart Wearables",
            "metaTitle": "Smart Wearables",
            "metaKeywords": "Smart Wearables",
            "metaDescription": "Smart Wearables",
            "isActive": true,
            "children": [...],
            "parents": [...],
            "order": 70,
            "url": "/en/smart-wearables"
        },
        "links": {..}
    }
}

SEF URLs can significantly boost the SEO presence of your product store and increase its search engine ranking.

To facilitate their usage, Spryker Glue provides an endpoint that allows resolving a SEO-friendly URL, for example, http://mysprykershop.com/en/canon-powershot-n-35, into a URL of the relevant product resource in Glue API, for example, http://glue.mysprykershop.com/abstract-products/035. This capability is provided by the URLs API.

Installation

To enable the API functionality, you need to install version 201911 of Spryker Glue API. For detailed information and installation instructions, see GLUE: Spryker Core Feature Integration.

Usage

To resolve a SEO-friendly link into a Glue URL, send a GET request to the following endpoint:

/url-resolver

Request

Sample request: GET http://glue.mysprykershop.com/url-resolver?url=/de/acer-aspire-s7-134

where /de/acer-aspire-s7-134 is the SEF URL you want to resolve, without the server name and scheme.

Resolving of complete URLs, e.g. http://mysprykershop.com/en/canon-powershot-n-35, is not supported
Note
You can use the Accept-Language header to specify the locale.
Sample header: [{"key":"Accept-Language","value":"de, en;q=0.9"}]
where de, en are the locales; q=0.9 is the user's preference for a specific locale. For details, see 14.4 Accept-Language.

Response

If the request was successful, the endpoint responds with the type and unique identifier of the Glue resource that represents the requested product or category. Using the information provided, you can construct the URL to request the relevant resource in Glue API.

Response Attributes

Field* Type Description
entityType String Specifies the resource type, for example, abstract-products or category-nodes.
entityId String Specifies the resource identifier.

*The fields mentioned are all attributes in the response. Type and ID are not mentioned.

Sample Response - Products

{
    "data": [
        {
            "type": "url-resolver",
            "id": null,
            "attributes": {
                "entityType": "abstract-products",
                "entityId": "134"
            },
            "links": {
                "self": "http://glue.mysprykershop.com/url-resolver?url=/de/acer-aspire-s7-134"
            }
        }
    ],
    "links": {
        "self": "http://glue.mysprykershop.com/url-resolver?url=/de/acer-aspire-s7-134"
    }
}

Sample Response - Category Nodes

{
    "data": [
        {
            "type": "url-resolver",
            "id": null,
            "attributes": {
                "entityType": "category-nodes",
                "entityId": "5"
            },
            "links": {
                "self": "http://glue.mysprykershop.com/url-resolver?url=/en/computer"
            }
        }
    ],
    "links": {
        "self": "http://glue.mysprykershop.com/url-resolver?url=/en/computer"
    }
}

Glue Resource Link

Using the information of the above sample response and the Glue server name, you can construct the Glue resource URL, for example: http://glue.mysprykershop.com/abstract-products/134.

Possible Errors

Status Reason
404 The provided URL does not exist.
422 The url parameter is missing.
Other Documents to change:
We need to add the url attribute to descriptions of the following endpoint responses:
  • /abstract-products/{sku}
  • /category-nodes/{id}
  • /category-trees
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