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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)

http://www.curefa.org/active-clinical-trials/44-clinical-trials-active-enrolling

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
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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.

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

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

  • 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
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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.

  • 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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