How to Use the Pathauto Module in Drupal
Released: November 16, 2012
Length: 28 minutes
Certificate: Finish lessons and pass the quiz with 70%
The Pathauto, Sub-pathauto and Redirect modules are used to create SEO and user-friendly URLs. In this class, Brian explains what each module does, and when they should be used.
Pathauto allows you to automatically generates URLs for your site's content, taxonomy terms, user profiles and more.
Sub-pathauto helps overcome some of the limitations with Pathauto and extends your new URLs to every area of the site.
Redirect solve more Pauthautho limitations by automatically redirecting Drupal's old URLs to your new URLs.
I got back into Drupal about a year before Drupal 7 was released, so I built a couple of sites in Drupal 6. Then in January I completely switched over to D7 when it was released. Because I decided to make the switch right away, I was running into a lot of bugs/issues that hadn't been resolved yet. So, I started to make videos helping other people with the problems I found.
With the videos I made, I realized that I had shown some solutions, but people still had a lot of questions about edge cases. That was when I saw the light, and had the idea to put together series of short videos covering different topics. This format allowed me go in-depth with each module. I'm glad to be sharing these videos on OSTraining!