I need to turn URL's such as the following:
into cleaner URL's such as the following:
I'm using CodeIgniter, and rewrite engine is on and setup. I also setup rewriting in the
routes.php file as follows:
$route['catalog/products/(:any)'] = 'catalog/view/$1';
Question: Where do I replace the product ID
/product-name-here? I can successfully get the parameter
$1, and fetch the product name. I can't seem to figure out how to rewrite the URL with this dynamic value though. Thanks in advance!
I'm not a codeigniter user but I smell that URL rewriting is not the best place to achieve this.
You still need to write a controller method that can identify a product using something like slug='product-name-here' instead of id=24.
Just store the products name as a URL slug into your product row in the database table. Good practice for that the
url_title() method from the URL Helper.
Then you just have to search for the slug from your database in your code, rather than the id.
So this is just a hint because I don't have the time right now. But if you've got questions, ask it here, I will come back to answer it.
And sorry for my poor English! :)