In a joomla website I have a category and its 2 different subcategories like


  1. __Subcategory1

  2. __Subcategory2

  3. __Subcategory2

My news catagory used News Show Pro GK4 ver. 3.3.6 plugin

If I added a articles to a subcategory the url is like


If I added a articles to the main category the url is like


How can I make the urls like www.mysite.com/news/article1.html for all articles in catagories and subcatagories ??

Anyone can help me........

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The only way I know to remove menu or category IDs from the urls is to either override the router system (not fun) or use a SEF component like sh404Sef (there a several others, I just used this one as an example). It lets you fully control the alias/urls for everything in your site.

  • Is there any way to remove the subcategory name from the url ? Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 6:31
  • Same way, use a SEF extension.
    – Brian Peat
    Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 21:19
  • any other solution ? Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 5:39
  • The only other way without an extension is to make a menu item for every single article. Menu items give articles a real url "alias" and the url takes on the menu structure without putting IDs in it.
    – Brian Peat
    Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 22:55

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