I installed the commerce_kickstart distribution. Its products pages shows facets search blocks to filter the products.

When using these filters the url change to a not friendly url. How can change this? How to show the taxonomies terms names instead.

Look my capture below:

I mean to change this:


to something like


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I was looking for the same thing yesterday and came across Facet API Pretty Paths

Enables pretty paths for searches with Facet API. You will likely use this module in combination with either Search API or Apache Solr Search Integration.

I haven't had a chance to try it yet but looks promising...

  • I just enabled the module. I works fine since you get clean urls, but when applying a filter in a facet block all the other facet blocks disappear. Even when the situation is that they should be there. This behavior is wrong in my case. If I disable the module the behavior is right again.
    – chefnelone
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:47
  • That's a shame I was hoping that module would solve the same problem for me in a few weeks. Back to the drawing board I guess...
    – Clive
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:49
  • my mistake, it works fine. I just forget to allow the block to be shown in the new ulr (the url generated by this module)
    – chefnelone
    Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 9:37
  • @chefnelone Can you give more detail about the configuration settings for Facet API Pretty Paths. I have also installed this module and enabled it. For me, it does not appear to turn on pretty URLs out-of-the-box - I still get what you were getting - something like: products?f[0]=field_collection%3A81 Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 10:29
  • The drupal recruiter distribution is an example of using facetapi_pretty_paths with faceted / searching / navigation filter / "drill-down": drupal.org/project/recruiter - on this page you'll find more information including how to run a demo via simplytest.me with just a few clicks! My approach (for myself too) would be to study how this works and "cherry-pick" what you need for your work. Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 13:16

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