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SEF URL addresses
« on: 05.08.2017 22:59:57 »
After upgrading to jD v1.9.2.11 to jD v3.2.52 in search engines like Google has indexed many outdated SEF URL addresses. The problem is that clicking on one of them redirect to the main category (List all categories - Overview) of jD instead of giving a mistake to a non-existent page. I think the indexed links thus remain, instead of dropping out, as non-existent. Is there a solution to this issue?

Example old  jD v1.9.2.11 SEF URL's : my-site/joomla-link/viewcategory/.... and  my-site/joomla-link/viewdownload/...

« Last Edit: 05.08.2017 23:05:50 by ciklon »

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Re: SEF URL addresses
« Reply #1 on: 06.08.2017 14:58:22 »
The usual way to handle these is in the .htaccess file in your site root.
You can get it to say change  my-site/joomla-link/viewcategory/...  to my-site/joomla-link/category/....
You might need to be careful over the ids in the link as the category ones have probably changed

There are many tutorials such as https://mediatemple.net/community/products/dv/204643270/using-htaccess-rewrite-rules
 It does need careful testing.  I always use File Zilla FTP and Notepad++ as its editor for such things.



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Re: SEF URL addresses
« Reply #2 on: 06.08.2017 15:18:58 »
Thank you for the source. I have manually removed a lot of URLs in the Google Webmaster and will wait to see what the result will be.

Used options Request Type in  Google Webmaster / Search Console/ My Site / Google Index / Remove URLs / Temporarily Hide:
-"Temporarily hide page from search results and remove from cache"
-"Temporarily hide directory"