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URL without the ID 11 months 3 weeks ago #4771

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Hi!

We're using JooDB 3.7 PRO and Jooms 3.8.8. It's pretty great, but I've got one big stone in my shoe: the URLs. Joomla changed their article URLs from:
/something/123-article-title
to just
/something/article-title when 3.7 was released.

This was a major deal for us. We sell stuff and offer support. Our URLs must be rememberable, logical, look clean and nice.

company.com/system/support/product-name is great.
company.com/system/support/17-product-name ... not so much.

JooDB still includes the ID in all automatically generated URLs, like
joodb.feenders.de/db-example/13-football.

I'd rather not make manual menu items for each and every product and maintain this every time we release or chamge something. Is it possible to get clean URLs using a setting or hack or some other solution?

Thanks!

- Sæbjørn

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URL without the ID 11 months 3 weeks ago #4772

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Joomla uses the ALIAS field to do this.
The ALIAS is normally the cleaned string of the title.
The alias must be unique for every entry.
Unfortunately nobody has such a column in the table.

In the next major release we will add a automatic
alias field to make joodb compatible with the new
routing.

Meanwhile you could change
/components/com_joodb/route.php
and
/components/com_joodb/model/article.php
to use alias field for routing.
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URL without the ID 11 months 3 weeks ago #4774

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Thanks. Two follow-ups:

1. Regarding your next major release, what kind of time frame are we talking about? In about a week, two months or sometime next year?

2. I know a little PHP, but can't just hack away on those two files without some guidance. I'll try googling around, but if you've got some documentation or resources, it would help a lot.

- Sæbjørn

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