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 Post subject: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:00 am 
Joomla! Fledgling
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Hi everyone,

I have an issue that I would like to solve on my site. I have a link that is like this: www.mysite.com/our-blog and would like the url to become this: www.mysite.com/blog.

The /blog link shows a 404 error. How do I show the contents of the /our-blog page on the /blog page?

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:16 am 
Joomla! Explorer
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First, you change the alias in the corresponding menu item. Then you might also want to redirect the old URL to the new one using the redirect component under components -> redirect.

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 Post subject: Re: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:48 am 
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling

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Thanks! I am coming up with an error when redirecting:

Save failed with the following error: The source URL must be unique.

How do I fix this so that I can redirect the page?


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 Post subject: Re: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:44 am 
Joomla! Fledgling
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1. When you remove a page or change a page name you can replace it with a redirect page so your visitor doesn't get a 404 error page.
2. For an easy virtual "tour" of images. There are better ways, although they are more complicated.
3. When you change your web site location, such as a move from a free host to another host or to your own domain.
4. A thank you page after an order is submitted or form is filled out.


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 Post subject: Re: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:30 pm 
Joomla! Apprentice
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Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:55 am
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Hello I am using Joomla 3.11 and get this error in redirect.
Trying to change;
http://merlin-industrial.co.uk/office-a-canteen
to
http://www.merlin-industrial.co.uk/office-a-canteen-253
due to a SEF muck up when updating from 2.5
I have tried refreshing the cache but still does not work.
Any advice gratefully received.


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 Post subject: Re: Redirecting a URL
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:59 pm 
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:16 pm
Posts: 1
@pieceofrock

I had the same issue, but i solved it.

The error message "Save failed with the following error: The source URL must be unique." indicates that your rule is already present in the “Trash” can. Select trashed items and delete it. Simply follow these steps…

1. Components -> Redirect
2. From the left column select “Trashed” in the filter
3. Select all old trashed URLs and “Empty Trash”
4. Now you can try it, it should work.

Thanks,

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