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Any solution for Joomla Page ID issue?

Discussion in 'Joomla' started by Mehdi.b, Sep 7, 2016.

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    Hi fellow geeks, I'm not a developer and I need help cuz my developer is not a problem solver. (yeah yeah will change him soon) anyway this is the issue:
    SEMrush
    I have several websites on Joomla and the issue is if I add a random page ID to the end of the URL it shows that page with a messed up styling which I do not understand why? I have done everything to prevent Joomla from showing my website with Page ID.

    For example: https://alexanders.co.nz/web-design-christchurch.html this is one page and the URL is ordinary and SEF, but if I add a page ID at the end of it: https://alexanders.co.nz/49web-design-christchurch.html
    it shows the same page on top of homepage and I don't know what is going on.

    Any ideas?
    Appreciate all your help.
     
    Mehdi.b, Sep 7, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    I am not sure if I entirely follow the question here but.. I suspect you can't simply add a random page ID to things as it already has a page ID in the first place. You just cant see it because the clean urls.

    Why do you want to arbitrarily assign a page ID to it in the first place? I don't think I understand what the 49 is supposed to represent.

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Sep 7, 2016 IP
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    The 49 is the actual page ID for that page. The issue is Joomla shows my page with the normal URL and also with the page ID. I need it to stop showing it with page ID.
    I added that 49 to the URL and you see instead of showing a 404 page, it is showing an actual page with content, although that URL with 49 is not in the map but if Google crawls that then it will be counted as duplicate content and then issues arise.

    I hope this is clear now.
     
    Mehdi.b, Sep 7, 2016 IP
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    Hi Nigel,
    Thanks for the link, I am still working on this issue, the websites are on latest version but the one I shared is on 3.4 but this issue is not version related and apparently is an embedded feature. Anyway there is a way and I am testing it, if it works then I will put up my solution here so maybe someone can benefit.
     
    Mehdi.b, Sep 15, 2016 IP