How do I import my 301 Redirects?

3dcart allows you to export and import your 301 redirects via CSV file! This can be helpful if you are moving to 3dcart from an different hosting service, and you want to preserve your existing SEO rankings by utilizing the same file paths your domain had working previously.

Exporting your 301 redirects

From your 3dcart Online Store Manager:

  1. Go to Marketing ->SEO Tools
  2. Within the "Redirects" section, click on the "Edit Page Redirects" button
  3. Once there, look towards the top right and click on the "Export/Import" button.
  4. After clicking on the "Export/Import" button, click "Export Data" to generate your store's CSV file.
Note
It may help to already have an existing 301 redirect placed in your store so you can see how the CSV columns relate to their respective function.

The CSV File

Once you have your CSV file open you will see three columns. These are:

  • id
    the data base ID of your existing redirects
  • old_url
    this is the path that exists on your site with your previous host. In other words, the old file name.
  • new_url
    and this is the new path as it appears on your 3dcart store.

A Special Note about the "id" column:

For existing 301 redirects, an "id" number will be present. When uploading a brand new 301 redirect, be sure to leave this column blank, since it will be created by the server for you. Also, if you'd like to remove a specific 301 redirect, simply add a minus (-) sign to the left of its "id" number (while also removing the old and new URL data) and the server will remove it for you upon import.
(leaving existing 301 redirects alone will simply update them on the server with no change at all.)

Importing your 301 redirects

Once you have your CSV file populated you can now import it back to your store.

From your 3dcart Online Store Manager:

  1. Go to Marketing ->SEO Tools
  2. Within the "Redirects" section, click on the "Edit Page Redirects" button
  3. Once there, look towards the top right and click on the "Export/Import" button.
  4. Using the "Browse" button, locate your CSV file and click "Import Data" to update your store.

Redirects are now ready to use.

Note
While it's very unlikely that you will ever need to exceed it, be aware that there is a 250 character limit in the URL fields for 301 redirects.


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