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Double Canonical Links - how to avoid?

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Hi,

I was checking my site (based on FIXTER) with a SEO-tool.

For structured SEO-readyness, the tool gave my site 0% out of 100%. I was checking the reason for it and found out that 35 pages have more than one canonical link.

I checked one of the pages and found this twice in the header:


<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
<link rel="canonical" href="/....http://meine.miet.id/blog/empfehlungsschreiben-vom-arbeitgeber">
etc...


and further below:


<meta name="generator" content="MYOB" />
<title>Empfehlungs-Schreiben vom Arbeitgeber - miet.ID Blog für Mieter, Vermieter und Makler</title>
<link href="/....http://meine.miet.id/blog/empfehlungsschreiben-vom-arbeitgeber" rel="canonical" />
etc.


Although the affected pages are all related to blog pages of EasyBlog, I can say that I am using Easyblog also on two other sites with another template (Flex of Appliko, based on Helix 3), where this problem doesn´t persist.


Is there a way to switch of the canonical feature in Helix Ultimate for certain pages or category in order to avoid double canonical.markup?


Thanks,
Alex

4 Answers

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi,
Helix Ultimate have built-in canonical links,
you cannot disable, but you can cut it off from code.

Edit: templates\shaper_fixter\index.php
DELETE line 105:

<link rel="canonical" href="/<?php echo JUri::current(); ?>">


so you will be able to use canonical from your SEO extension everywhere.
or to fix our code use this instead:


<link rel="canonical" href="/<?php echo JUri::getInstance()->toString(); ?>">


it will be added in next template update.

Alex

More than a month ago #Permalink
Thank you Paul. Just discovered your answer as it got stuck in the spam filter.
I took out line 105 as if I just replace it with the other code as you suggested, double links will still persist.
Now my SEO-tool seems to be happy. Let´s see if Google is also happy :)
Cheers,
Alex

Paul Frankowski - Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Alex, did you know that google is happy only when can track you and collect money from you.


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