Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby DavidKley » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:58 am

Without an extension, the only way to remove the article id is to create a menu item leading to the article. But once you have done this, the id will disappear, and will also get rid of the leading category URL.

Example before: www.yourdomain.com/category/12-cool-post
Example after: www.yourdomain.com/cool-post

IMO this is much better for seo, unless you need the subcategories displayed.
You can view this on the page we just created here http://www.webdesignandcompany.com/seo- ... -business/

Took a while to figure it all out. Joomla 3 has so many settings. ;)

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby davidascher » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:10 am

It would be really great if people would stop repeating the suggestion to create a menu item for every article. This may be practical on a site where articles are not being added very often, but to add the menu creation step to the process of adding a new article, is just not very practical on a site where articles are being added often.

It is not at all obvious that the article id is necessary since Joomla 2.5 to uniquely identify an article within a category, so why are the SEF URLs still being generated with the article id??

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby pe7er » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:53 am

davidascher wrote:create a menu item for every article.

That's exactly the solution I would use on a website with not too many articles.
You can create a Hidden menu for that: a Menu that's not visible on the site because it does not have a Menu Module.

davidascher wrote:This may be practical on a site where articles are not being added very often, but to add the menu creation step to the process of adding a new article, is just not very practical on a site where articles are being added often.

For sites with a lot of new articles each day, you could use a SEF extension,
e.g. sh404SEF (paid download)
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... /sef/10134
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby onlinenewsind » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:56 am

Thanks Peter Martin but is there any free extension to solve this

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby pe7er » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:09 am

Yes, see the extensions at http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... gement/sef that are labeled as
"Type: Free"
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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby onlinenewsind » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:05 am

Solved
Thanks Peter Martin but now i have solved this issue by editing router.php file and my website looks good and no article id in URL. see website
http://www.onlinenewsind.com/
http://www.onlinenewsind.com/education/bharti-foundation-announces-the-adoption-of-dr-kalams-teachers-oath-by-satya-bharti-school-teachers

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby davidascher » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:26 am

I would be very very interested in knowing more about the modification you made to router.php. Can you post more about what you did?

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Per Yngve Berg » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:22 am

Create a Menu Item to access the article through.

Note: This is the 1.5 forum. Post in the proper forum.

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Re: Change/ Remove Article ID in URL?

Postby Bo jan » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:44 pm

So what is the fix for article ID showing? Would you like to share WHAT TO DO WITH ROUTER.PHP, where do I find this file?? This should work in Joomla not needing external extensions. Thanks


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