I have built a directory website and started to add some content. I have created the standard pages (contact us, privacy, etc.) and added businesses. I would like SEO-friendly URLs, so I set:

  • Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • URL Rewriting - YES
  • Suffix - No

However, Joomla somehow rewrites my aliases and changes them.

For example: mywebsite/bar-and-dinner is displayed as mywebsite/bar-din-r.

I contacted the support of the plugin I use and they told me that I must have had some filters on Joomla that creates such a problem. I tried to purge the cache on the website & server, but it's still the same. I just updated to Joomla 4.0.

What can I do to prevent the corruption of my SEO-friendly URLs?

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  • What is the plugin you mention that you use? If you disable the plugin are the URL's displayed as you expect?
    – Irata
    Apr 28, 2022 at 1:50
  • Hi, I am using JB plugin. However, I disabled it but the problem is still there. I've noticed the URL is rewritten when I have words with double "n", "a" and "e" (in my non English language).
    – 33money
    Apr 28, 2022 at 11:02


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