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Canonical Links for OpenCart

 A canonical tag is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page. Using the canonical tag prevents problems caused by identical or “duplicate” content appearing on multiple URLs.

Though OpenCart has in-built canonical tags, however, these canonical links are not 100% as per the standards of SEO. It is evident that a lot of opencart users are facing the issue of duplicate pages, duplicate title, duplicate meta-description in their google search console. This affects the website SEO and eventually page rank drops. Using this extension it is proven the issue is fixed and the issue of duplicates drops down to zero or near zero in the search console.

This extension adds canonical tags to the following OpenCart pages

  • Product Pages
  • Category Pages
  • Manufacturer / Brand Pages
  • Information Pages
  • Contact Page
  • Search Pages
  • Compare Page
  • Special Pages


  • Best Canonical Extension to improve your site SEO.
  • Multistore, Multilingual Compatibility
  • No files are overwritten
  • Long URL as well as short URL

Also, You can manually manage or override the specific canonical links using this extension.

Why do you need this extension?

In OpenCart, the canonical URL is not added properly because of which your SEO performance may get affected. You will need this extension which will fix the canonical issues in your OpenCart.

How this extension can help you in your business?

SEO gets affected because of bad canonical links or no canonical links. If SEO is affected, your page will not be indexed in the search engines which will affect your web traffic from the organic searches. Also, your overall webpage indexing gets affected because of canonical issues. This extension helps you place the proper canonical URL and helps you to achieve good indexing in the search engines. Your web traffic can potentially increase which will bring you a lot of leads and sales to your business.

Compatibility1.5.x.x, 2.0.x.x, 2.1.x.x,, 2.3.x.x, 3.0.x.x
RequirementVQMOD for OpenCart 1.5.x.x versions
Core Files OverwriteNO
LanguagesPHP, HTML, CSS
Existing Libraries UsedJquery, Bootstrap,
Additional Libraries Added / Usedbootstraptoggle (Cloud)

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VERSION : 4.0.1DATE RELEASED: 24 Feb 2023
  • Canonical links added for login and register pages

VERSION : 4.0.0DATE RELEASED: 31 Aug 2020
  1. Added feature for manual override of canonical link selection
  2. Added canonical link replacer
  3. Algorithm Optimization

  1. Updates made with respect to opencart version 2.x.x.x and 3.0.x.x
  2. Uses HuntBee SEO Base plugin
  3. VQMOD dependency removed
  4. Works on OCMOD
  5. New Admin interface for Long URL or Short URL Selection
  6. Enhanced script for better results
  7. Online documentation added

  • Version updated to OCMOD for OpenCart 2.1.x.x and higher (VQMOD no longer required)
  • Long Canonical URL support added for OpenCart 2.1.x.x and higher


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