Bug: Custom url's not working for Themler HTML5 generated themes

paulhale
24 Posts
paulhale posted this 04 May 2016

To recreate the bug when generating an HTML5 theme...

  1. Create a new page
  2. Click 'Home' menu item
  3. Click 'Properties'
  4. Enter a custom url in the 'Custom URL' text box example = "/services/services.html'
  5. Click save

What should happen is under themes/themename/ a new folder and file should be created named '/services/services.html'.
The bug is the 'services.html' file is created in the themes root directory. No new folder named 'services' is created.

The HTML is updated as expected so when users test their theme the menu item link points to '/services/services.html' which does not exist.

To recreate the bug when generating an HTML5 theme... 1. Create a new page 2. Click 'Home' menu item 3. Click 'Properties' 4. Enter a custom url in the 'Custom URL' text box example = "/services/services.html' 5. Click save What should happen is under themes/themename/ a new folder and file should be created named '/services/services.html'. The bug is the 'services.html' file is created in the themes **root directory**. No new folder named 'services' is created. The HTML is updated as expected so when users test their theme the menu item link points to '/services/services.html' which does not exist.
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Support Team
Support Team posted this 05 May 2016

Hello Paul,
the issue is reproducible and I'm passing it to developers for review.

Regards,
Aileen

Hello Paul, the issue is reproducible and I'm passing it to developers for review. Regards, Aileen
Support Team
Support Team posted this 13 May 2016

Hi,

Sorry for the delay.
Could you please explain in some details what exactly you're trying to achieve?
If you need a child page you can create it using ADD option:

new-child-page.png

To achieve /services/services.html folder structure in the theme you should follow these steps:

  1. Create new Page "Services"
  2. create new Child Page "Services"

The "Custom URL" option changes the menu item link to the specified source.
But it does not create pages or folders.
This option can be used for One Page templates when you need a menu item with a link to the anchor on the page.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Sorry for the delay. Could you please explain in some details what exactly you're trying to achieve? If you need a child page you can create it using ADD option: !new-child-page.png! To achieve `/services/services.html` folder structure in the theme you should follow these steps: 1. Create new Page "Services" 2. create new Child Page "Services" The "Custom URL" option changes the menu item link to the specified source. But it does not create pages or folders. This option can be used for One Page templates when you need a menu item with a link to the anchor on the page. Thank you, Olivia
paulhale
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paulhale posted this 24 May 2016

Ok thanks I was approaching this from a different angle.

Ok thanks I was approaching this from a different angle.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 24 May 2016

Hi,

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you, Olivia
emailrobind
25 Posts
emailrobind posted this 29 May 2016

I'm having the same problem and it's not the first time. In the html 5 you should be able to name the page i.e. home-page for example or contact us, but it's not saving the url name i want, it's making it a one syllable one word url instead like home.html and contacts.html

Especially for SEO need to be able to customize the page urls

I'm having the same problem and it's not the first time. In the html 5 you should be able to name the page i.e. home-page for example or contact us, but it's not saving the url name i want, it's making it a one syllable one word url instead like home.html and contacts.html Especially for SEO need to be able to customize the page urls
emailrobind
25 Posts
emailrobind posted this 29 May 2016

Hi,

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Olivia

I'm having this issue and have had it intermittently since getting themler. The html 5 won't let me customize my urls, it's just making my page urls one word i.e. contacts.html instead of what I wanted which was contact-us.html

> Hi, > > Please let us know if you have any further questions. > > Thank you, > Olivia I'm having this issue and have had it intermittently since getting themler. The html 5 won't let me customize my urls, it's just making my page urls one word i.e. contacts.html instead of what I wanted which was contact-us.html
Support Team
Support Team posted this 31 May 2016

Hello,
so you'd like to use the page file name like with hypens, undescore, etc?
I'll check what could be done about it and will let you know

Regards,
Aileen

Hello, so you'd like to use the page file name like with hypens, undescore, etc? I'll check what could be done about it and will let you know Regards, Aileen
Support Team
Support Team posted this 31 May 2016

Hello Paul,
the name of the page file is specified under Page Properties >> Navigation Label option.
However not all symbols are allowed in file names, the disallowed ones are truncated. For example if you specify
MyPage-name
the name is changed to
MyPage

The hyphens and spaces are not allowed in file names. However you may specify
MyPage_name
and the file name would be
MyPage_name.html

regards,
Aileen

Hello Paul, the name of the page file is specified under Page Properties >> Navigation Label option. However not all symbols are allowed in file names, the disallowed ones are truncated. For example if you specify MyPage-name the name is changed to MyPage The hyphens and spaces are not allowed in file names. However you may specify MyPage_name and the file name would be MyPage_name.html regards, Aileen
funmaking
107 Posts
funmaking posted this 01 June 2016

Hello Aileen,

You should let be using hyphens for our SEO URLs, Google doesn’t treat underscores as word separators, and he recommended using hyphens. Please fix it asap because it's a SEO problem.

Hello Aileen, You should let be using hyphens for our SEO URLs, Google doesn’t treat underscores as word separators, and he recommended using hyphens. Please fix it asap because it's a SEO problem.

Last edited 01 June 2016 by funmaking

Support Team
Support Team posted this 01 June 2016

Hi,

I'm passing this issue to developers for closer analyses, we will let you know when we receive the results. Google recommendation for URLs https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/76329

Thank you,
Themler Team

Hi, I'm passing this issue to developers for closer analyses, we will let you know when we receive the results. Google recommendation for URLs https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/76329 Thank you, Themler Team
funmaking
107 Posts
funmaking posted this 01 June 2016

Watch this video of Matt Cutts from Google:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQcSFsQyct8

Watch this video of Matt Cutts from Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQcSFsQyct8
Support Team
Support Team posted this 02 June 2016

Hello Javier,
thank you, we'll watch the video and take the recommendations into account

regards,
Aileen

Hello Javier, thank you, we'll watch the video and take the recommendations into account regards, Aileen
emailrobind
25 Posts
emailrobind posted this 09 June 2016

Hello,
so you'd like to use the page file name like with hypens, undescore, etc?
I'll check what could be done about it and will let you know

Regards,
Aileen

Well yeah, you can't just have a one word or one syllable page link - totally not seo friendly

> Hello, > so you'd like to use the page file name like with hypens, undescore, etc? > I'll check what could be done about it and will let you know > > Regards, > Aileen Well yeah, you can't just have a one word or one syllable page link - totally not seo friendly
paulhale
24 Posts
paulhale posted this 09 June 2016

+1 for this please. Very important for SEO.

+1 for this please. Very important for SEO.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 21 June 2016

Hello guys,
just to let you know: starting from the next Themler update the hyphens "-" may be used in the Page Properties

regards,
Aileen

Hello guys, just to let you know: starting from the next Themler update the hyphens "-" may be used in the Page Properties regards, Aileen
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