Pathauto not updating
This group serves as a means to discuss paths in Drupal and specifically the Pathauto and URLify modules.
Can one use that across the board in the other areas or is it variable (replacement pattern) that is not available in the blog?It would be nice to have finer control over this behavior so that you could have it regenerate the alias for a particular node without having to change the default settings.Or perhaps, for unpublished nodes, it could continue to change the url since it's not live.Leave the old alias intact." This is so that your node urls don't change even if you later change the node titles.If you prefer that your urls *always* reflect the node title, then you should choose: "Create a new alias.The Drupal pathauto module is great but be careful how you configure it.
The recommended settings are already chosen by default but let's review them below.
If your site isn't live yet, the number can be high since it won't matter that it takes a long time to do. If you are only in development mode (site isn't live) and plan changing node titles and/or autonodetitle rules regularly, then I would stick with: "Create new alias.
Delete old alias" Note that if you are hand-coding links to nodes within other nodes, the safest way in this case would be to only ever use the node/xxx for the href but then that causes problems with SEO since you really always want to use the same link throughout the site. If the site is live and you are careful about creating your node titles, then you can use: "Do nothing.
To get to the Drupal pathauto URL aliases settings, go to: Administer URL Aliases (admin/build/path/pathauto).
1) General Settings a) Verbose - good idea to keep this on so you know if the alias was created properly b) Separator - dash is pretty standard and readable though I've seen people use underscores c) Character case - looks cleaner to stick with all lowercase (but when creating browser titles (page titles) for your nodes, it's good to use mixed case for better readability) d) Maximum alias length - keep to 100 or less so your urls won't be too long e) Maximum component length - although the recommended number is 100, I don't imagine you are going to have a word that long, so something much shorter seems more realistic. f) Maximum number of objects to alias in a bulk update - doesn't matter if you aren't doing bulk updates.
It could have been since I created the node first and then turned on this feature.