Deleting URL's

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Hello all. I have imported a great number of products from my supplier. I'm changing all of the titles and URLs for SEO purposed. I'm still password protected, so I don't want to create re-directs, I just want to delete the old URLs. For the life of me I can't find anything online about houw to do this. I also couldn't find an app to do it. Can anyone out threre help me out?

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If you are just re-importing all of your Products, and deleting the old ones, then no redirects will be created. Just the new Handles will start working as new urls and that's it.

If you want to selectively delete products, you could use the Excelify app to import the columns:

  • ID
  • Handle
  • Command (with value "DELETE")

That will find each of those products by ID or Handle and delete them.

Here's the tutorial showing in more details: https://excelify.io/2017/09/28/shopify-bulk-delete-products/

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Thanks for the reply. I don't think that will help though. I'm not deleting any products. I'm just changing the title and URL for SEO purposes. I'd rather not have 100's of redirects for the old URL to the new SEO optimized URL. Since I'm still password protected and haven't submitted to Google yet, I should be able to just delete the old URLs. I just can't figure out where to do that.

Thanks again.

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The thing is that the "URL" in Shopify terms is the Product Handle.

If you are changing your Product Handles through the Shopify Admin, then just don't check the checkbox for "Create redirect", and then it will not create any redirects.

To do that change in bulk, you can either re-import all your products with new Handles (which will delete existing products, and re-create them).

Or you can update just the Handles by doing an import like in this tutorial (using Excelify app): https://excelify.io/2017/09/23/bulk-update-product-handles/

 

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