I have a cctv camera shop and I'm using the last version of joomla and virtuemart.

I have a "bullet hd camera" the categories are:

camera --> hd-camera --> bullet-hd-camera

bullet-hd-camera is a subcategory for hd-camera and hd-camera is a sub-category for camera

I assigned the product to all the 3 categories so when a user clicks on hd-camera in the menu, the user could see all the cameras in hd-camera's subcategories including bullet cameras.

The problem is the product has 3 different urls.

  1. sitename.com/camera/the-pruduct-detail
  2. sitename.com/camera/hd-camera/the-pruduct-detail
  3. sitename.com/camera/hd-camera/bullet-hd-camera/the-pruduct-detail

and thats totally bad seo-wise

How can I have only the third url for the product?
How can I solve this?

Another problem is recently only the third product page displays correctly.


1. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:10 دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:14

2. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:14 دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:22

4. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:22 cloud-zoom.1.0.3.js:418

5. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at cloud-zoom.1.0.3.js:418 jquery.flexslider-min.js:5

6. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at jquery.flexslider-min.js:5 دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:50

7. Uncaught ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined at دوربين-مداربسته-هايک-ويژن-مدل-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail:50 %D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%B3%D…A%DA%A9-%D9%88%D9%8A%DA%98%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%84-ds-2ce16d0t-it1-detail

8. Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 (Internal Server Error)

2 Answers 2


You could use a 3rd party component such as ReDJ to manually create redirects from the first 2 URL's to the 3rd URL?

ReDJ Component

Edit: Here is a bit more info about using regular expressions with ReDJ, additionally the component follows Henry Spencers implementation of these redirect rules, which can be found here.

Regards D

  • it's hard to do this manually for a large number of products
    – kiasaty
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 14:32
  • @kiasati Not necessarily - ReDJ supports regular expressions - I've updated my answer with some more info :)
    – Dtorr1981
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 23:47

Virtuemart has a setting named "Force canonical category" within the product form. You are advised to use that setting, when a product belongs in more than 1 category. This will actually add a canonical tag to your product pages, indicating the search engines which page to index.

As for your js errors, please go to the Virtuemart Configuration > Templates and enable the setting: Use Joomla jQuery framework in FE . If this does not help, please address to your template developer.

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