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Offline davidgal

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Hi,
After performing an online update to 3.2.61 and updating Joomla to 3.8.8,  SEO problems occur with the secondary language on a dual language site. The primary language is OK.

The specific problem occurs when selecting a category view in the second language. The link brings up a totally unrelated part of the site. With SEO turned off there are no problems.

Before the update there were no problems. Joomla! version is the latest.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks David
« Last Edit: 21.06.2018 13:53:56 by davidgal »

Offline davidgal

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Re: After update to 3.2.61 SEO problems
« Reply #1 on: 15.06.2018 16:22:35 »
More info.

The content that is displayed after clicking the requested Jdownload Category is the Joomla Article with the same ID number as the Jdownload's category.

Offline davidgal

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Re: Help! After update to 3.2.61 there are SEO problems
« Reply #2 on: 21.06.2018 13:52:36 »
MORE INFO:

The problem appears to be related to Joomla 3.8.8. I reverted back to the previous JDownlods and the problem still exists.

In a site with two languages (en and fr, with en being the default) the following problem occurred after upgrading Joomla! to ver 3.8.8:

When French is selected, selecting a download category from the page with the list of categories loads a content article with the article ID that corresponds with the requested Jdownloads' category. The URL appears to be perfectly formed

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<host>/fr/downloads/category/5-xygrib-releases-fr
i.e component - category - id and alias all are ok.

On the other hand with the primary language set to en, the resulting URL

Code: [Select]
<host>/en/downloads/category/2-xygrib-releasesloads the Jdownloads category as requested. The problem only occurs with the second language on all requests for a category from the categories list.

JDowloads is the current version 3.2.61
PHP is 7.0.30

Help to resolve this is needed. Thanks.

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Re: Help! SEO problems with JDownloads and Joomla 3.8.8
« Reply #3 on: 22.06.2018 10:35:50 »
Hi,
sorry for the delay.
Sounds strange. As it exist first since your update to Joomla 3.8.8 it could also be a pure Joomla problem?
I must first create a multilanguage test environment to can check this here.  :-\
Best Regards / Gruß
Arno
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Offline davidgal

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Re: Help! SEO problems with JDownloads and Joomla 3.8.8
« Reply #4 on: 22.06.2018 11:09:12 »
Hi Arno,

I agree. I may be a Joomla issue as it happened after upgrading both joomla and Jdownloads.

I have turned back on the "URL Friendly setting" so you can see what happens on the problematic site.
https://opengribs.org/en/downloads

The English downloads landing page is OK. Change to French and you can see that every download category requested goes to a different article page. A clue may be that the download category id matches the article id.

Let me know if I can help anymore.

David
« Last Edit: 22.06.2018 11:11:15 by davidgal »