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Slug format in URL

Hi there I have an offers site which utilises the blog app. In a BID to improve SEO, I am keen for the company name which is currently a field in the template to be in the URL as well as the title of the post.

For example this page: https://lovebedfordoffers.co.uk/offers/offer.php?s=posted-on-26-11-2018-winter-sale

Would say the following instead: https://lovebedfordoffers.co.uk/offers/offer.php?s=winter-sale-at-bathstore

I have altered the slug in Settings in the CMS but I can't get it to work.

I've tried altering the slug format: posted-on-%d-%m-%Y-{postTitle} ... removing posted-on- which I added manually to prevent multiple offers appearing on the same page but I can't get {companyName} to work like {postTitle} does.

Before I try further I thought I'd post here in case what I wanted wasn't possible to save me wasting any time.

If you could advise I would be grateful.

Many thanks

Rich

Rich Hemery

Rich Hemery 0 points

  • 10 months ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Where is {companyName} set?

Have you created a new post since changing the settings? It won’t change existing posts.

Thanks for getting back to me Drew.

It's being set in the default post.html template for when I create a new offer (blog).

The code is: <perch:blog id="CompanyName" label="Company name" type="text" html="false" encode="false" required="true"/>

Which works fine at displaying the Company Name on the web pages but when I amend the slug in settings to: posted-on-%d-%m-%Y-{postTitle}-at-{CompanyName}

No Company Name appears - e.g: https://www.lovebedfordoffers.co.uk/offers/offer.php?s=posted-on-14-01-2019-40-off-food-at-

I have gone back and re-published the above offer to test. I've also created a brand new post and still no luck.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Rich

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Can you post your diagnostic report?

Sure.

I know I'm on an old version of both the CMS (and I think the blog?) so I can update this tonight but if you spot anything amiss please let me know.

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