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Even if you have Search Engine Friendly Urls turned on for your Joomla site, not all of your articles may have SEF urls. This video shows you a way to ensure all your Joomla articles have SEF urls - not just some.


  • The video discusses how to enable search engine friendly URLs for Joomla articles.
    - The speaker recommends using for a free site audit for Joomla sites.
    - The speaker introduces themselves as Tim Davis, a Joomla fan.
    - They mention that the video is part of "Maintenance Monday" on the "Basic Joomla Tutorials" YouTube channel.
    - The video focuses on fixing an issue where an article's URL is not search engine friendly.
    - The problem arises when an article is assigned to a category that lacks a menu item pointing to it.
    - The solution involves creating a new menu called "junk drawer" and adding a menu item for the "uncategorized" category using the "category blog" type.
    - By doing this, the articles under the "uncategorized" category will have search engine friendly URLs.
    - The speaker demonstrates how the new menu item generates an SEF URL for the "dogs are great" article.
    - They emphasize the importance of ensuring all articles have SEF URLs by placing them under menu items.
    - The speaker also points out that subcategories will inherit the SEF URLs from their parent categories.
    - They suggest using a Joomla extension called "Regular Labs" for handling SEF URLs.

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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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