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hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by Muleiolenimi » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:31 pm

Hello All,

Been away from joomla! for a while, and rather rusty...
I have a page I wish to display only to certain persons, so created a hiddenmenu and linked the article there.
Looking at the resulting URL:
... domainame.com/about/13-backend/10-simtrans
how can I get a rewrite to
... domainame.com/simtrans?

I have the following Global config SEO Settings:
Search Engine Friendly URLs - Yes
Use URL Rewriting - yes
and converted htaccess.txt to .htaccess

What am I missing?

Thanks for any help!
Last edited by imanickam on Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: replaced the domain name (that points to a WordPress site) with the word domainame

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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by imanickam » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:19 am

The site referenced in the post is a WordPress site. By any chance the question has been posted in the wrong CMS's forum?
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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by Muleiolenimi » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:06 am

My apologies, since the site is incomplete (no cookie policy, etc.), I didn't give the full name, its preceding part replaced by the ...
So the site is indeed joomla!

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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by imanickam » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:58 pm

Can you please provide the structure of the hidden Menu?

Also, whether the article to be displayed is already a part of another menu?
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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by Muleiolenimi » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:48 pm

Menu type: hiddenmenu
Menu name: Protocols
No module associated with hiddenmenu
Menu item: Online work, alias online-work
Article: Simtrans, alias simtrans, not associated with any other menu

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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by imanickam » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:19 am

Could you please post the image of the menu (with menu items) to get a clear picture of how the menu items in the hiddenmenu are structured?

Whether the SEF URLs are working in other menu items?
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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by Muleiolenimi » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:01 pm

1 Menus.PNG
For information:
. I have not used the Author or Bottom menus
. English (en-gb) selected to hide unused joomla menus
2 hiddenmenu items.PNG
Should I have named the menu hiddenmenu instead of Protocols?
3 All menu items.PNG
As you can see, the site is very simple
The SEF URLs work fine in other menu items:
http://researchinterpreters.com/services/translating

Thanks very much for your help here!
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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by imanickam » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:43 am

I do not notice the menu item that has the alias simtrans. However, I noticed the menu item with the alias online-work. I believe that you are referring to this menu item.

In the menu item About, I notice the following line of text with link.
Access to SimTrans for Client X.
As About is of the type Single Article, edit the article About and in the above line of code, for href, enter just the value online-work within double quotes.
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Re: hiddenmenu SEO URL issue

Post by Muleiolenimi » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:11 am

Brilliant! It works, thank you!
Apologies for the new menu item names, you understood this is a work in progress...


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