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Pathauto + Token Screencast

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Drupal websites generate some ugly URLs filled with jargon and serial numbers. Wouldn't it be nice if Drupal site administrators could automatically generate more personalized URLs? Look no further because with the use of the Pathauto and Token modules you can make it happen.

This screencast covers one method of automating the creation of URLs for each node on your Drupal 7 website. To make the best use of this screencast you should have basic knowledge of Drupal 7 site configuration including how to create content and edit content and how to install new modules.

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Now that Blip has deleted the hosting account for these videos, will they be posted somewhere else?

Sean - This was an excellent instruction. I hope you are still contributing to this body of work at this level of detail. This was just right to convey the "what to do" without all of the theory of "why to do". Most video instruction is very laborious and tiresome. This was just right. I can see from the other comments that there is a lot of demand for more. Keep up the good work!
Mark M.

Thanks. Very useful tutorial.

NIce. If only this would work for Japanese language.

Hello, great tutorial!
im using a contextual filter for the taxonomy terms and is displaying the taxonomy terms as follow: taxonomy/term/35/ebooks
how i will set to displaying the taxonomy term name?

thanks in advance

Is there a setting to where you can automatically have aliases generated, instead of having to do it for every post?

We have Drupal 5 (and 6), and there is such a preferences setting. However, I don't see one for Drupal 7.

Great cast Sean, helps me a lot getting the Drupal-learning-cliff tackled.

Thanks for sharing.

Mark

Great cast!

One question: Do I need to write a custom module to validate the generated path if it already exists or is there already a way/module for that?

What I mean is that when a user enters
nodetitle
for one node and then another user types
nodetitle
for another node, it comes up with
nodetitle-0
instead of complaining that nodetitle is already taken. I would have thought that would be a simple setting but I could not find it.

Geek.De.NZ

nice! very helpful!

nice! very helpful!

Just the ticket for what I was looking for. Clear examples without all the "then a miracle occurs here kind of stuff" that drives me crazy. I am going to look into your other videos.

Later

Stormin
No menace here.

Just the ticket for what I was looking for. Clear examples without all the "then a miracle occurs here kind of stuff" that drives me crazy. I am going to look into your other videos.

Later

Stormin
No menace here.

Just the ticket for what I was looking for. Clear examples without all the "then a miracle occurs here kind of stuff" that drives me crazy. I am going to look into your other videos.

Later

Stormin
No menace here.

Nice presentation, but if you must change the accent, for example à or é or è. How to leave it intact on the url address ? Help !!

Sean, this is cool. Thanks make. SEO is very important

how to get taxonomy term based node urls in 7?

i mean say a node contain a Term "sports" in categories vocab and node url is ''spain-won--worldcup"

i want below url

siteurl/sports/spain-won-worldcup

any idea?

thanks for video

Very clear and understandable screencast.

However I do not have all the tabs in the URL Aliases actually no tab at all?

Thanks

Micha

Hi Sean,

This tutorial was very useful, and you need to do a lot more with Drupal 7.

Not a menace,

Alf

So out of the hours of Drupal videos I've seen yours look to be the best and here's why:

  1. As stated above, you start with a fresh install of Drupal
  2. You don't mix up and jumble together the multiple modules and sections when explaining what they do
  3. You don't assume that the viewer has any understanding of what you are showing them so you explain it very clearly.

    Thank you so much!!

Best Drupal tutorials yet, and I've seen quite a few, both paid and free. Perfect pace. I'm starting with D7, so I appreciate the D7-specific screencasts. You earn the former high school computer science teacher seal of approval. Wear it proudly.

Your kung fu is strong.

I like:
1. Clean and Simple
2. Extraneous of most extra or non-essential formatting steps
3. You start with a clean install of core (sounds simple but many do not).

PS, on many 1 click google installs "Path" module will already be enabled.

^ PS, on many 1 click DRUPAL installs "Path" module will already be enabled. ^

CORRECTION

Yes, I agree.
Waichai

Really appreciate the tutorials.
Easy to understand and very helpful.
Great to see then with Drupal 7 as well.
Please keep doing them...

Great tutorials. Best ones I've seen so far. As a new Drupal user and a neophyte to web development of any type, it's very helpful to have step by step instructions at a basic level.

I have viewed and read countless tutorials. Most often, they go way too fast to follow and also use language that is too technical to people new to the process.

Thank you very much for your work and I will visit often to see if you have new tutorials to share.

Ditto! Have been trying to understand this for a while now, and finally I get it! Thanks so much.

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