Implementing Correct Canonical Tags

Checking and Implementing Correct Canonical Tags for Shopify and WooCommerce


Shopify automatically generates canonical tags for your pages to prevent duplicate content issues. However, you can customize them if needed by editing the theme’s code.

  1. Go to Online Store > Themes in your Shopify admin.
  2. Click Actions > Edit Code.
  3. Open the theme.liquid file or the specific template file you want to edit.
  4. Add or modify the canonical tag within the section:

Ensure {{ canonical_url }} points to the correct URL for the page.


WooCommerce, running on WordPress, can also handle canonical tags, often through SEO plugins like Yoast SEO or All in One SEO Pack.

  1. Install and activate an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO.
  2. Go to SEO > Search Appearance in your WordPress admin.
  3. Navigate to the Content Types tab.
  4. Ensure the Show SEO settings for Products is set to Yes.
  5. For individual products, you can edit the canonical URL directly in the Yoast SEO meta box under the Advanced tab:

Replace https://yourwebsite.com/your-product-url/ with the correct URL for the product.