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More than one alias in a menu?

Post by AK_CCM » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:47 am

Hello all,

I want to use two different aliases in a menu due to two related topic areas inside.

For example in the menu "qualifications & advancement awards" each group should have an own url such as:

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http://www.example.de/qualifications/item
http://www.example.de/advancement-awards/item
Any idea is welcome - thanks in advance!

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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by gws » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:26 pm

Would it not be better to create 2 separate menu items?

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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by mabdelaziz » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Hi,
Don't know whether redirection will be enough for your needs, did you think to use redirection rules?
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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:23 pm

You can make a Menu Item of type Alias in the other menu, but the URL will be the same as the original item.

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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by AK_CCM » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 pm

Hi,
gws wrote:Would it not be better to create 2 separate menu items?
of course. But the main menu already contains 7 menu items. And 4 of them (2, 3, 4, 7) contain two +/- related topic groups. So if I choose to use separate menu items I'll get 11 items in the main menu. That's too much and the navigation is going to confusing.

Here's my draft of the main menu of our mushroom association:
  1. About us
  2. Qualifications & Advancement awards
  3. Conferences & Publications
  4. Fungi consultations & Intoxications
  5. Conservation & Mapping
  6. Children & Youth
  7. Knowledge & Fungus of the year
On the other hand the urls are going to be too large:

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For example:
https://www.example.de/qualifications-and-advancement-awards/item

Versus:
http://www.example.de/qualifications/item
http://www.example.de/advancement-awards/item
I've already thought about grouping some items in a menu called "Topics". But that would nest the menu navigation further. Then the url would look like below:

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http://www.example.de/topics/qualifications/item
http://www.example.de/topics/advancement-awards/item
Perhaps it's possible to remove "topics" in the url structure?

It's difficult for me to find the right way.

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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by AK_CCM » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:31 pm

mabdelaziz wrote:did you think to use redirection rules?
I must confess that I have not yet come up with the idea of using redirection rules. How could this works - could you give ma an example please?

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Re: More than one alias in a menu?

Post by leolam » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:51 pm

The "topics" idea makes sense it it would only create a first submenu layer so do not see why this should be wrong. I do agree that mega-menu's with toms of levels are unreadable for users but a single sublevel on a main menu with 2 menu links is perfectly normal (we have that on our own site as well)

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