Duplicate page/URL issue

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Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by networkingstudy » Sat May 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi,

in global configuration i have -

Search Engine Friendly URLs - Yes
Use URL Rewriting - Yes
Add Suffix to URL - Yes.

Now, you can access same URL with two type that is a issue.

Example -
https://www.example.com/interview-qa/37 ... -directory
https://www.example.com/interview-qa/37 ... ctory.html

I want that, only one url can work.

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by changlee » Sat May 05, 2018 6:35 pm

Do you have any cache enabled?
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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by networkingstudy » Sun May 06, 2018 6:10 am

Yes i have cache enabled, but i have already clear whole cache and reset the browser then check again but same result.

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by vpnif » Sun May 06, 2018 2:14 pm

Maybe you can change a computer to test

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by changlee » Mon May 07, 2018 7:30 am

You have to disable EVERY Cache plugin. Joomla conservative cache. Server Cache. CloudFlare cache (if any).

And then use a new icognito browser, or vpnif posted, check from different PC. Can you share your URL please?
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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by Crackleplus » Wed May 09, 2018 6:32 am

I faced same kind of problem a year ago. The answer is still mystery.

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by changlee » Wed May 09, 2018 7:52 am

There are no Joomla misteries men :-)
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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by john_wonder » Sat May 12, 2018 11:57 am

I had also faced this kind of problem before a year but still I didn't get any solution for the same.

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by shumisha » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi

This is how the Joomla router works. It's actually worse than that, it will return the same page based on the id so:

https://www.joomla.org/announcements/re ... lease.html
https://www.joomla.org/announcements/re ... -8-release
https://www.joomla.org/announcements/re ... omla-3-8-8
https://www.joomla.org/announcements/re ... 730-joomla
https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5730

will all return the same content - without a canonical tag.

Note that this become an issue only if there are actual links to those different versions. So for instance, if you have links anywhere on your site or on other people sites to both:

https://www.example.com/interview-qa/37 ... -directory

and

https://www.example.com/interview-qa/37 ... ctory.html

Then you have a small issue. If you make sure that all links are with an .html suffix then search engines won't find and index them, and there will be no issue.

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by Diaab » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:06 pm

Try to make use of Rel="canonical" read more about canonicals from this tutorial
https://www.danielmorell.com/blog/how-t ... nical-tags

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Re: Duplicate page/URL issue

Post by digitalkube » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:18 am

Faced the same issue a few days back. Here's what I did: resaved permalinks settings, cleared cache, tried in incognito and it worked.

Although I suggest you to make use of Canonical tags to avoid any duplicate content penalty.


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