Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

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Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby DeanJP » Mon May 04, 2009 3:14 pm

I'm using Joomla's SEF settings in global config. (all 3 of them are active).

Is there a way, that you can change the link URL to an article.

Currently it is:

mysite.com/category/14-article-exmaple.html

Is there a way to remove the ID (14 in this case) from this URL?

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby leolam » Mon May 04, 2009 3:17 pm

yes...the SEO URL is formd in the "alias" of the article. See your articles and change 14-article-example.html to article-example.

If you get html added you are using a sef extension and you can set it in that extension

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby DeanJP » Mon May 04, 2009 8:45 pm

you are right in that the article alias forms the SEO URL, but the ID is not listed in the admin side in the article settings.

All that I put in the aliases of my article is; 'article-example' and not '14-article-example'

14 - being the ID, is automatically generated, I have not put that there.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Ghonjez » Tue May 05, 2009 5:06 pm

Hi DeanJP...

For remove article ID in url, try use this extensions :
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/5973/details
or
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/2380/details

Hope this helps. :)


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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby learwbc4 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:40 pm

hp router doesn't work anymore and there is no updated version of it, so what else can we do about removing IDs?

as a matter of fact, there needs to be a way of removing "component/content/article" as well.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Ghonjez » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:48 pm

learwbc4 wrote:hp router doesn't work anymore and there is no updated version of it, so what else can we do about removing IDs?

You could try sh404SEF or SEF Advance extensions, review it's extensions on JED

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby craigloveschloe » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:16 pm

Hey, I am having the same problem and instead of starting a new thread I decided to post here. Is there any update on this post to easily get rid of the article ID turning up in the URL?

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Ghonjez » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:24 pm

craigloveschloe wrote:Hey, I am having the same problem and instead of starting a new thread I decided to post here. Is there any update on this post to easily get rid of the article ID turning up in the URL?

personally I use hp router for remove ID in url, fine work for me
If this extension is doesn't work in your site, try with other sef extensions

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby dhuelsmann » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:30 pm

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby lucianaviter » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:21 pm

I tested and HP Router worked fine for me too...

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby sheoran82 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:14 am

I couldn't find any free extension to fix this issue "remove artilcle id at the beginning".
Can anyone possibly provide me a free extension. Please help.
As you can see on home page articles link "read more" showing me a article id as well. Please have a look here http://www.csrindia.org


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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby sheoran82 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:49 am

Can anyone explain me what is this HP Router. Is this a extension or something else.
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby lucianaviter » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 am

sheoran82 wrote:Can anyone explain me what is this HP Router. Is this a extension or something else.


It is an extension, but now unpublished...
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/5973/details

But I'm still using it...

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby swm » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:00 am

So it looks like the only way to fix this without adding an extension is to add the article to a menu. Is there any way to do that automatically?

Also, are there any plans to fix this issue in the Joomla SEF component? This really feels "broken".

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby unleash.it » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 am

Without an extension, the only way to remove the article id is to create a menu item leading to the article. Obviously for blogs or sites where a lot of content is regularly posted this is impractical. But on a smaller site, no problem. I have a bunch of sites using native SEF where you won't find any or many numbers...

But personally, I have no big problem with the number anyway. I doubt it hurts your seo much but then probably no one is really sure. If you don't like it, I have used HP router but it has a couple quirks (or had). The bigger SEF extensions totally solve the issue but are bloaty IMO. sh404sef is one I've used that will give you a motherlode of SEF options...

The reason the numbers are still around is someone somewhere once thought it would be a good feature to be able to have copies of the same article, but with different module placements... Vote here if you'd like to change that ;) http://ideas.joomla.org/forums/84261-jo ... ?ref=title

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Per Yngve Berg » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:43 am

Mod. Note: Moved to the SEO forum.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby unleash.it » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:26 am

The urls each component writes are determined by the author of each component. That would probably be the best place to get support.

If you are using sh404sef, there has to be a plugin available and enabled for it to produce good urls. Where to go to get support for these plugins depends. Depending on the component, sometimes it would be Anything Digital, sometimes the component author, or sometimes a 3rd party (you would have bought it from them).

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby siexxs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:57 pm

My solution to removing the id's in articles i want to make links for in other areas is simple.
I made a new menu and made links for the articles i want clean links for, i simply don't link the menu anywhere on the site. But the sef still takes place on the articles using the alias.

Doing it this way i was able to make /articlename.html links all over my joomla 1.5 site.

I'm sure the sef packages are nice, but for a simple enough work around its not worth buying them for my sites.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby unleash.it » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:34 pm

Yep exactly, most people call it a hidden menu (I like to call it a ghost menu for some reason...). But that's not going to be simple to keep up with if the site gets a lot of new content, or you have a client who is making updates. Easy solution for simple sites that don't change a lot though.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby aus10 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:57 pm

As everyone above has pointed out. This extension is removed... any easy fixes available in 2011? lol.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby hyde-design » Mon May 02, 2011 6:35 pm

HP Router was removed from the JED but can still be downloaded from the developers site.

http://www.joomlager.de/hp-router

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby g1smd » Mon May 02, 2011 8:26 pm

If you want people to see and use a particular URL, then you must place that URL in a link on one or more pages of your site. URLs are defined in links.

It is too late to "change" a URL once the link has been clicked. The request for that URL has already been sent to the server.
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby grafixpro » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:30 pm

unleash.it wrote:Without an extension, the only way to remove the article id is to create a menu item leading to the article.


Best answer... this makes sense. Not ideal, but this explains where the problem is.
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby CASWG » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:56 pm

unleash.it wrote:Without an extension, the only way to remove the article id is to create a menu item leading to the article.


Thanks for this, took me forever to figure out I had to change the alias on the menu item and not on the article. :D

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby g1smd » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 am

There really is no need for page names to have .html at the end. Once you are using extensionless URLs, matching URL requests with specific (HTML) content and (image, css, js) files becomes much easier to configure.

The HTTP specs already cater for folders and pages with specifics:
www.example.com/folder-name/ or www.example.com/category-name/
www.example.com/page-name
www.example.com/file-name.ext
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby birra » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:18 pm

Hi guys, tks for your work\support.
I' d rather not modify the src code, could be a problem on the next update of joomla.
What' s the best seo extension between this :

    MijoSEF
    sh404SEF
    AceSEF
    JoomSEF

??


Best Regards
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby birra » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:02 am

thanks to all, I solved installing Joomla's SEF

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby RickTheWebMan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Has anybody achieved this with Joomla 3.02?
I have just moved http://www.motorhomefreedom.com a motorhome rental site over to Joomla 3.02 from Wordpress.

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Re: Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby pranav143 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:12 am

Using 3.0.1

when I m opening an article its link something like this
"site.com/categoryname/articlename.html"


but now I have created some new articles and getting the link something like
"ite.com/id-categoryname/id-articlename.html"

I want to get URL like first
pls help

Thanx in advance


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