Automatic Canonical URL change for all products pages when changing domain?

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When switching over to our own domain the process of going in one by one to change (remove the CC domain and save to reflect the desired domain) the canonical URL for each product page is a lot of work - over 500 products to start with for me. It would be a great thing to have the URL's on each page update when the domain is changed. In my case and I am assume others who are changing providers the old site is kept active until the CC store is ready so as to continue web presence and revenue. Can this be implemented?
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Posted 6 years ago

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We had to change all of our canonical URLs also when we went live. We exported our entire product list to a CSV, then did a find/replace to change the canonical URLs, then imported the product list back into the cart. This saved considerable time over trying to do this through the admin interface. We now manage most of our product changes this way including pricing.
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Megan Heikkinen

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It would be great if there were a way to globally change the canonical URLs. Maybe they could be set up like the navigation links, where they use whatever URL (be it or a domain name) that the store is currently using. That way when you switch from the CC URL to a domain, all of the canonical URLs are automatically updated.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Be able to globally change canonical URLs.
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This really needs to be handled!
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We will be moving our CC website to our domain name next month and will have over 400 products that will need their canonical URLs updated to reflect the change - having them automatically updated like Megan suggests would be a great time saver and makes alot of sense.
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Megan Heikkinen

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Until something like this is implemented (I'm optimistic that it will be!), you can do a product export, clear out the Canonical URL column so it's blank for every product, then import the file and all of the URLs will be regenerated for you with the correct URL. I've tested this out and it works. :)