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Redirect 301 issue

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:43 pm
by ldor
Hi,

I have a bi-lingual site. There is a module that came with the template that shows some news and "Read more" links. When clicking on the link, it shows the article content right on the home page and the URL looks like, e.g. /75-home/category-alias/695-article-alias.html . This URL is not SE friendly, besides showing the article content on the Home Page does not look nice. To solve this, I used 301 Redirect in .htaccess:
Redirect 301 /75-home/category-alias/695-article-alias.html /my_url.html

With the primary language this works fine. But with the secondary language (English) this does not work. I tried addin /en/ to the URLs, like
Redirect 301 /en/75-home/category-alias/695-article-alias.html /en/my_url.html
This does not work.

Does anybody have an idea how to do this correctly?

Re: Redirect 301 issue

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:11 pm
by gws

Re: Redirect 301 issue

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:26 pm
by ldor
gws wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:11 pm
see https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:New_Routing_System
Thank you but the new routing system cannot solve my issue for several reasons:
1. It only improves the URLs but the linked article will still be shown on the home page. But I want it to open in an new page which displays only this article, nothing else
2. Those improved URLs are still not perfect because they include category alias which I do not need. To solve this, I use hidden menus where I arrange the URLs the way I like.

So it looks like the only solution for me is 301 redirect. But I can't understand why it does not work for the secondary language (i.e. for the URLs that have /en/ at the end)