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#6417 – We have a solution to the problem of duplicated urls

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Friday, 12 May 2017 07:02 UTC
One of the problems with SH404 sef url come from duplicated urls.
As you know when a link hasn't any menu Itemid in the url because it was called at first by a link contained in a search result or by a banner or anything else, we gets a duplicated url. of course we can manage duplicated urls by backend but it is time spending when dealing with a lot of articles.
Our solution:
You can create a form accessible from backend where user can join joomla categories with menu id so when an article has not menu id the system can associates it to the given one.
We tested this system succesfully on our Ohanah SH404 plugin hardcoding our associative array, now would be usefull having a form in backend also for joomla articles.

Friday, 12 May 2017 07:22 UTC

Thanks for your suggestion. As you know, we already can force an Itemid with a component. Selecting per category is a nice improvement, although it can only be done for component that use the Joomla categories API, which means only some of them. We've had that on our tracker for a little while, but it's not in high demand actually, because usually the issue is the opposite: consolidate multitple URLs due to multiple/random Itemid into one single SEF URL, which is exactly what sh404SEF is doing best.
Thanks again

Friday, 12 May 2017 08:19 UTC
"consolidate multitple URLs due to multiple/random Itemid into one single SEF URL, which is exactly what sh404SEF is doing best"
yes, you are right, the problem we are experiencing adding many article at a day and having more than 5.000 hits/day is that once an article is added it gets the id of the first clicked link. Often the first clicked link doesn't comes from a menu but from an RSS feed, so the default url becomes a wrong ones. As result we have to have a resource engaged in searching and checking all new articles to set the right url from backend panel.
Monday, 15 May 2017 08:16 UTC

You are right with that. It is however a bit hard to do in terms of UI, without making something really complex for the user. I will revisit that.

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