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Friendly URL for categories and cities

Before CM Live Deal 1.5.0, when you search for deals in city/category, you get an URL in this structure:

http://yoursite.com/deals?keyword=&category=X&city=Y

X is the ID of the selected category, Y is the ID of the selected city.

Since 1.5.0, city’s alias and category’s alias are used to support friendly URL when searching for deals.

If you look for deals in Spa category, we can get an URL similar to this:

http://yoursite.com/deals/spa

If you search for deals in New York, we have this URL:

http://yoursite.com/deals/new-york

When searching for spa deals in New York, we get:

http://yoursite.com/deals/new-york/spa

You can easily notice a possible conflict here, what if we have a category “spa” and a city “spa”, the URL will be the same:

http://yoursite.com/deals/spa

In this case, CM Live Deal will look for deals in city “spa” instead of category “spa”. So to avoid this conflict, you should keep in mind that you shouldn’t have a city and a category which have the same alias. To solve the conflict you need to edit the alias of city or category, for example changing “spa” to “spa-city” for city, or “spa” to “spa-deals” for category.