In Joomla 1.7 and 2.5, the menu system can get corrupted when you change display settings for menu links or articles. When this happens, some SEF links become incorrect and you will get 404 Not Found errors if you click the link. Luckily, the fix is pretty easy…if you know what to do.
The Joomla menu SEF problem will appear as incorrect URLs which generate 404 errors. For example, a URL that should read http://mysite.com/products/widget1 will read http://mysite.com/feeds/products/widget1 or http://mysite.com/products/widget1/category
Note: Bold text indicates the error.
The URLs above are examples; you might see several other variations of the problem, but the end result is the same. Broken Links. This problem also manifests itself in Menu item ordering. If you find you cannot change the order of menu items by clicking the up or down arrows or changing the order numbers, the procedure for fixing the problem is the same.
As far as I can tell, this problem occurs when you change display settings for a menu link or an article.
- For example, if you change the Page Display Options for a menu link to No for Show Page Heading, you can trigger the menu SEF URL problem.
- Similarly, if you change the Show Title setting in Article Options in a Joomla article, you can trigger the menu SEF URL problem.
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