Robots.txt!! Finally we can change the URL structure!?


So news came out:

As far as i can tell we can edit Robots now!
Does this mean we can change the URL structure and get rid of:



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This is an accepted solution.


The robot.txt file provides you with the option to allow or block bots from crawling certain information on your website. Editing the robot.txt would have no bearing on the URL structure. Shopify is built on Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails uses something called routing that uses paths to pull information from the admin. This method keeps everything clean, speedy, and visually digestible.

To clarify, in this example:

Anything after /products/ is customizable, but not before. Being able to modify the URL structure is an open product request which our Product teams are still reviewing. 

You can learn more about the new release of editing the robot.txt file through our Community post here. 

Trevor | Community Moderator @ Shopify 
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Too bad.