55 Posts
Olek T.
7 years ago
3
Topic

Hi, I'm struggling with creating featured articles blog, which would behave like the Joomla native one. Let me explain. First I created few 'Search Types' for each category (category blogs). Then created menu items for each 'Search Type' (category). So far so good. Then I tried to create "Search Type" which would show me all the articles marked as featured from different categories. Easy one, right? But then things started to look ugly. When I click any featured article's title (which is linked to 'Content > View'), it opens within 'featured articles Search Type' instead of 'Search Type' of category that the article belongs to. 

I'll give you an example to make it clearer. Imagine such menu: 

-Home page [featured articles blog] 

-Categories [Separator] 

--Category1 [category blog] 

--Category2 [category blog] 

--Category3 [category blog] 

When I click on article title in the Category1 blog, the article opens in 'domain-name/categories/category1/article'. But when I click its name in featured blog, which happens to be my home page, the same article opens in 'domain-name/article' instead of 'domain-name/categories/category1/article'. 

In other words - whenever I click on featured article's title, I want it to open under proper manu position. 

What am I doing wrong? For sure I messed something up with featured articles' 'Search Type', but I have no idea where's the problem. 

Help...

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1283 Posts
Bucklash
7 years ago
2
Level 1

Hi

This might or might not help...

What have you altered in the 'Content -> View' config area?

  

If I create categories like this:

Blog
- Blog-1
- Blog-2
- Blog-3<br>

   

And create articles

1st Article in Blog 1
2nd Article in Blog 1
3rd Article in Blog 1
1st Article in Blog 2
2nd Article in Blog 2
3rd Article in Blog 2
1st Article in Blog 3
2nd Article in Blog 3
3rd Article in Blog 3

  

And feature them, I see them on my home page (Joomla!s default featured articles page), and the links work fine...

SEF Urls: Inherited
Menu Item: Inherited

  

If I create a Seblod List Menu Item, and make it a list of featured articles then the articles go to 

[menu-item-name]/[article-x]

If I change in 'Content -> View" SEF URL to "Use Native" then the link is

[blog]/[blog-x]/[article-x]

Which is good...

 

So you need to play around with that

   

Also, have you disabled all cache in case that is effecting it?

Bucklash

55 Posts
Olek T.
7 years ago
1
Level 2

Thank you Bucklash, your words of wisdom were very useful. It seems I solved the puzzle... kinda. 

Here's what I did: 

1) I turned on the hidden new Joomla native SEF that gets rid of IDs in URL (and no - it won't get disabled with future Joomla updates - at least I've read so) 

2) Set in SEBLOD settings SEF to Joomla native 

3) changed a bit hierarchy of article categories, so they reflect manu item hierarchy. So for menu 

Home page
Some menu item [Separator]
--Category1 [SEBLOD Search]
--Category2 [SEBLOD Search]
--Category3 [SEBLOD Search]

I created empty category 'Some menu item' and added categories 1-3 as subcategories 

4) Set home page to Joomla native featured articles blog (thanks, Bucklash), which now redirects all the featured articles right where they belong. 

The only minus here is I wanted to fully stick to SEBLOD mechanisms, avoiding Joomla native components. As for 'Content > View', in case of 'featured articles blog' search type I didn't change anything - all the settings were set to default (SEF URLs - Inherited, Menu Item - Inherited). 

Well, it's a workaround, but it works like I wanted it to, so... mission accomplished.

1283 Posts
Bucklash
7 years ago
0
Level 3

Hi

Yeah, I think yo have to use some of Joomla' menu for the routing and sef url's. Not sure, confuses the hell out of me :)

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