Safe SEF URL to a subdomain

2017-03-20 23:27:47

I have a multi site comprising a main J! installation and two secondaries J! installations.

The last twos are installed in the same root directory of the main one, as following

J1: administrator, components, plugins, ..., J2, J3

If I make a link in J1 pointing to a page in J2, the URL in the bar doesn't show in a SEF format. I'm using Joomla 3.6.2.

Could anyone point me to a possible source of the problem?

Well there are 2 ways.

sub.domain.com or domain.com/sub.

If they are not content related and have secondary home pages per install. Then method is good.

I usually use the second and name that folder in an SEO friendly. But that is because the sites are related.

Other than that, more needs to be explained and/or some URL results and what methods you tried already.

I am not sure what you mean with the Multi-sites but 3 installations for 3 sites isn't considered a multi-sites scenario. Probably you have 1 Joomla website installed on the root of your h

  • Well there are 2 ways.

    sub.domain.com or domain.com/sub.

    If they are not content related and have secondary home pages per install. Then method is good.

    I usually use the second and name that folder in an SEO friendly. But that is because the sites are related.

    Other than that, more needs to be explained and/or some URL results and what methods you tried already.

    2017-03-21 00:42:49
  • I am not sure what you mean with the Multi-sites but 3 installations for 3 sites isn't considered a multi-sites scenario. Probably you have 1 Joomla website installed on the root of your hosting account and 2 more in subfolders.

    You haven't specified the conditions and how you are trying to link from the main site to the other 2, what's the purpose and how the links are generated and what is it if any the relationship of the linked sites/pages.

    But from what it seems, this is an external link from one website to another. You are leaving Main Joomla to go to another Joomla.

    If your link is of Non-SEF format, then when you reach to the other websites the url will still be a Non-SEF one, unless you have any redirections from the Non-SEF to the corresponding SEF one.

    So, if you link like this:

    /myJoomla2Site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=123

    That's exactly the URL you will end up on the other website.

    sh404SEF (paid extension) could help as it auto-cre

    2017-03-21 01:21:38