Issues with Trailing Slashes in URLs

Are there any issues with the trailing slash?

In SEO, the presence or absence of a trailing slash (“/”) at the end of a URL can impact how search engines perceive and index your pages. Consistency is key to avoid duplicate content issues.


Shopify automatically handles trailing slashes for you. All URLs are standardized to include a trailing slash, ensuring consistency across your site. For example, https://yourstore.myshopify.com/products/your-product/ will always include the trailing slash.

WooCommerce (WordPress)

In WooCommerce, you have more control over URL structure. You can configure this in the WordPress settings:

  1. Go to Settings > Permalinks.
  2. Choose your desired permalink structure. WordPress will handle the trailing slash based on your selection.

To ensure consistency, you can use a plugin like Redirect Trailing Slash to manage and enforce trailing slashes across your site.

Best Practices

  • Choose one format (with or without trailing slash) and stick to it.
  • Set up 301 redirects to handle any inconsistencies and avoid duplicate content issues.
  • Regularly audit your URLs to ensure they follow your chosen format.