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Blog URL "filename" and Category URL "slug":

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Blog URL "filename" and Category URL "slug":

Postby leeturner » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:16 pm

OK, I have put this one in this forum because it may or may not be technically a bug as QP was doing what I told it to do. It confused me for a while so I thought I should document it as it may be something we want to make better in the future.

I created a simple site, 1 blog, a few pages, 3 categories.
I set the blog url "filename" to 'my-simple-site' and set the blog base URL to be the Absolute URL: http://www.mysimplesite.com
The problem was with one of the categories I had created. For example, if I clicked on the 'Help Me' category I would get the http://www.mysimplesite.com/help-me page which was fine. If I clicked on the 'My Simple Site' category instead of the http://www.mysimplesite.com/my-simple-site category page I would get redirected to the homepage.

Now the reason seems pretty obvious as I type it but this was obviously because the url slug for the category was the same as the url for the blog (my-simple-site) so it redirected me. The way I normally create my categories is to enter the name and let QP sort out the url slug for me. It didn't come up with a message saying error, this url slug is the same as the blog url or automatically create a different slug for me like my-simple-site-category (or whatever) it just saved it and I went on my merry way.

Perhaps we need to handle this better?

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Re: Blog URL "filename" and Category URL "slug":

Postby Yabs » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:25 pm

That's a failure in logic ... blog url *expects* to be the start of a category path ( if it's not through a stub ) so creating a category only checks against other categories.

Simple fix is to make it also take into account blog urls .... wonder if $Item fails with similar results?

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