Can I perform SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce?

Yes, you can migrate SEO URLs from OpenCart to WooCommerce by picking “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs” additional option.

However, before migrating to WooCommerce, you need to ensure SEO URLs feature is enabled on your OpenCart. To do so, log in your OpenCart Admin area, go to System -> Server, find “Use SEO URLs” and check the “Yes” box.

SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce

Afterwards, SEO Keyword will appear in settings of both your products and categories. That’s the part of URLs that will be moved within our “Migrate categories and products SEO URLs” additional option.

SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce

Q: How my URLs will look like after the migration?

Let’s assume that one of the products you’re currently selling on OpenCart store is named “Apple Cinema 30”. It has the following URL:
http://opencart-store.com/apple-cinema-30

SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce

After migrating to WooCommerce (with the “Migrate SEO URLs” option picked), the structure of “Apple Cinema 30” product URL will look like:
http://woocommerce-store.com/product/apple-cinema-30

SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce

Q: Can I preserve the exact same structure of the whole URL like it was on OpenCart?

Unfortunately, due to specifics of WordPress CMS it’s impossible to save the URL’s structure entirely. For example, WooCommerce adds /product/ to its URLs, like it happened to our link above:
http://woocommerce-store.com/product/apple-cinema-30

Optionally, you can alter the URLs structure by logging into your WordPress admin panel and going to Settings -> Permalinks.

For example, you can enter /shop in Custom Base field, and your product URLs will look like:
http://woocommerce-store.com/shop/apple-cinema-30

SEO migration from OpenCart to WooCommerce

Afterwards, press Save Changes.

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