We have a Joomla website, and I renamed a category (it was named "Active Clinical Trials" - and I changed that to just "Clinical Trials") But - if you go to this link (open in a new tab please to remain on this post)


You will see that the old Category name is still being displayed in the SEF URL, in the "breadcrumbs", and in the header of the page. I have looked at the menu items - the categories - and have not yet discovered where the page is getting the old category name from? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

  • are you using any 3rd party plugins for SEF? – YellowWebMonkey Apr 11 '17 at 12:38
  • No 3rd party SEF Just using System SEF – B DeSaw Apr 11 '17 at 16:14
  • Do you have any plugins like Direct Alias Pro, canonical links, etc? Sorry if these questions seem basic. I just know that personally it's the little things that get me sometimes. – YellowWebMonkey Apr 11 '17 at 19:03
  • I am seeing Direct Alias (disabled) and Direct Alias Pro (enabled) Direct Alias Pro seems to have only three options: Remove Content ID - Remove Content Category ID - and Remove Tag ID ? – B DeSaw Apr 12 '17 at 20:02
  • Are you using a RocketTheme or Gantry 5 template? Direct Alias has issues with those. – YellowWebMonkey Apr 13 '17 at 11:58

Looking at your sitemap it looks like there is a menu item Mobile Menu->RideAtaxia Blog ->Active Clinical Trials: http://www.curefa.org/site-map . Double check that menu alias.

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  • You Solved It! I had looked at "Menus" and "Menu Items" - Did not realize there was an an entry for that under "Ride Ataxia Blog" Thank you YellowWebMonkey! I appreciate the time you spent to help! – B DeSaw Apr 15 '17 at 4:35

Try clearing the cache. Go to administrator > system > clear cache , also be sure to clear your browsers cache.

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  • Cleared all cache (Joomla db and browser) Problem still exists – B DeSaw Apr 11 '17 at 16:16

Have you updated the alias as well as the name of the category? It's the alias that should be generating the URL.

The alias will automatically generate a value based on your name if left blank, but will not automatically update when you change the name.

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  • Yes - alias was manually changed when Title was changed. Then - when I saw the problem - I removed the alias to allow it to auto-generate from title. Title is: Clinical Trials Alias is: clinical-trials – B DeSaw Apr 11 '17 at 16:19

You could try to use the Rebuild button in category toolbar. Some time ago I had a similar issue, and that solved it. Hope it helps.

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  • Did try that - (prior and again just now) - did not fix the issue. – B DeSaw Apr 12 '17 at 19:53
  • You could try the same in the menu link – n.h. Apr 12 '17 at 19:56

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