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Mastering PrestaShop 1.6: A Comprehensive Guide to Removing the 'search_query' Parameter for Cleaner URLs

Mastering PrestaShop 1.6: A Comprehensive Guide to Removing the ‘search_query’ Parameter for Cleaner URLs

PrestaShop 1.6, a widely used open-source e-commerce platform, has a recurring issue with the "search_query" parameter in URLs. Regardless of efforts to remove it, it often appears again, negatively impacting URL aesthetics and usability. A past solution involved changing the "method" from "get" to "post" in the search block theme file, but this had limited effect. A thorough solution requires adjustments in the SearchController.php file, specifically by commenting out certain code lines to prevent the parameter from reappearing in the URLs. This results in cleaner, more user-friendly URLs. However, all changes need to be done carefully, backed up, and adhering to PrestaShop development guidelines. The solution demonstrates PrestaShop's flexibility and need for a deep understanding of its mechanisms. The continual evolution of PrestaShop will rely on the knowledge and skills within its community.

Full article here: https://lawsuithelpdesk.com/mastering-prestashop-1-6-a-comprehensive-guide-to-removing-the-search_query-parameter-for-cleaner-urls/

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