This module is very user friendly and easy to implement. Thanks for posting, this will be great informative for my new project.
For SEO it is a must have...
I'm very happy with this plugin... He helps me a lot. Very satisfaied.
From my oppinion.. if you work with drupal, this plugin, and have some knowledge of seo.. you gonna make great things on google.
Use it! belive me
This module is very useful.It supports good for seo.But the user who created the path alias is not I good for Vietnamese characters.But only have small interfering code is everything all right.
Simple, does the job
A powerfull and still simple module. Basic setting are good easy to adjust to your specific need. You can change the way any URL is build per content type.
In my opinion, this module should be installed on all Drupal websites. Its a needed feature for optimizing website links and all Drupal sites need it. Without having this module, Drupal will not be a favorite CMS for webmasters who like to have a SEO optimized site.
I can't recall a single site where I didn't put this module on....
always in my toolbox
This is another standard module i put into all sites before starting work.
A must have module
This module is a must have and goes on all my sites as default.
this is a brilliant module. absolutly nessesary for seo.
This module allows you to set up automatic URL aliases per content type which is something I do for all of my content types and I make them all different from each other. I don't know how I would do this without this module so it is really a must-have for me along with Token (required) and CCK.
(The reason I rated functionality a 4 instead of 5)
There is however one thing that disappoints me and that is the "General settings" being just general. Why not give the more advanced users the option to set all of the options available under general settings by node type?
Essential, but frustrating
Pathauto is extremely valuable, but I've spent way too much time struggling with bugs and conflicts with other modules. There have also been many times I've had to go into the database to bulk delete aliases that I didn't want created.
I wish that Pathauto didn't instantly start generating aliases for everything based on its global defaults; I don't generally expect modules to change my site's behavior before I configure them. I've learned that the first thing I need to do upon enabling the module is to immediately blank out all the default patterns. I also wish that the aliasing pattern fields were available on content type/vocab/term edit pages rather than in a separate location that users forget to update.
Update Nov. 2009: The issue I mentioned previously about manually created aliases being overwritten by Pathauto each time a page is updated has now been patched in the 6.x branch. See the issue:
So, if you want most of your nodes to have Pathauto-generated aliases, but some to have custom aliases, please try 6.x-1.2.
Load and Use as soon as you finish loading Drupal
This module is Great, but its best used IMO at the start of your site. You can use is after.
But if the search engines have indexed your site already, you might as well download "Path Redirect Module" to fix all the 404 Errors if you change the way you name your pages.
Number one install on any Drupal site
This is the module I install first on any Drupal installation. It's one of those things that makes Drupal great and customizable to your own needs.
The only thing you need to pay attention to is that you create a pattern for the URL before you start creating nodes. Changing patterns later leaves you with a lot of work if you have many nodes.
Brilliant module for rewriting urls
This is a great module for rewriting urls to automatically match the title of a page (or another chosen item).
I also use it when I want to show blocks only on specific content types (e.g. News items or Images). Basically go to admin/build/path/pathauto and in the node path settings you can say e.g. pages all start with page/, news items all start with news/, etc.
This then allows you to a simple way to show blocks on all news item pages, as they all start with news/ - saves needing to insert any PHP or modify any code.
I think the reviews saying they had problems installing it were old, because I've always found it very straightforward, so perhaps they've improved the module since then.
A Must have module!
Another Module that should be apart of core. Works great without any setup! But those that want customization, don't worry. Its there!
A must have module
This is a must have module.
A must have for SEO conscious admins
Its many features give you full control of how aliases are automatically created. It only takes minutes to configure and then you can basically forget about it. You really have demo it and see all the options it offers to truly appreciate the value this module will add to your site if you care about SEO and usability at all. In short, Pathauto makes life so much easier.
I take this module for granted
This is a module I enable on every Drupal install and I just usually forget about. Once it is set up, it does it's job very well. The administration interface has grown quite large and complex, but for me it's a set-and-forget module that improves site SEO and readability with nice URLs.
I used to spend so much time rewriting my path aliases by hand - changing to lowercase and then putting in hyphens. Pathauto saves me a lot of time. It's a must for any drupal web site, in my humble personal review opinion.
Work of Genius
Every time I build a drupal site and I watch the magic that pathauto performs I am amazed, as if I were watching it work for the first time. There is a bit of a conceptual hurdle to surmount when starting out with this code, but once you wrap your head around it and understand how it works -- and, as importantly, grasp all the various options that it provides for your URL rewrites -- you will wonder how you ever lived without it. The author of this module should be awarded for brilliance and a powerful contribution to the drupal CMS enterprise.
This module is excellent. It enables the administrator to set up the URL's paths & a normal user creating content doesn't even need to know anything is happening.
Easily one of the most useful modules
While it took a little bit to understand what was actually going on, theres no way I would start another project without this module. Not having to set up URLs makes life so much easier!
Makes basic SEO way much more efficient!
This module (particularly its highly flexible and awesomeful 6.x incarnation) is a vital part of my personal sites as well as sites I design for clients, especially the ones who want SEO but don't want to pay for it (sigh). Slap a few well-planned URL aliasing rules into place, and good basic SEO becomes SO! MUCH! EASIER! I love it.
No trouble so far
I have installed this on 2 sites so far. It's so handy! Easy to set up, and makes those web addresses easier to refer to. There are many options for customizing how the URLs are written.
I haven't found any bugs so far, but only have it working on two sites.
Setup and never think about it again.
After the Drupal Admin Menu this is one of the first modules I install, it allows you to categorize your nodes a lot easier and with less work.
I've found the 6.x version a little harder to use than 5.x, this is probably due to the slight changes and I need to get used to them.
Certainly one of the modules you install and then mostly forget about, but I'm sure one of the first to complain about if it wasn't there or broke.
Takes work, but that is to be expected
I simply couldn't provide super structured sites without this great module. When you use it time and time again the setup gets easier. This is a great mature module.
It is a must
We need this module.
Few features doesn't work on Drupal 6.x and its setup is not so easy.
Search Engine Magic
Pathauto can not only give your site the air of a mega-directoy, it can also help you achieve search engine bliss.
Pathauto really makes Drupal stand out
Pathauto really makes Drupal stand out
Path auto is very useful for controlling how nodes are aliased. It allows you to set paths for each of your content types, and have all your new nodes automatically follow that pattern. It's a quick way to build an intuitive directory structure for your content.
This module does have some quirks. The interface is a bit crowded, and you'll see some confusing warnings, but these are mostly cosmetic issues.
The functionality is excellent. There are endless options to set how paths are generated, and there is an extensive character replacement feature. The module also has bulk-alias generation, but it can time out if you try to do too many at once. Thankfully, this doesn't cause any real problems, as you can simply continue bulk-generation from where it got cut off.
All in all, this module is invaluable, and I use it on all my sites.
While it's a high quality modification, I find it likes to bug out randomly and often creates bad redirects. However with some work it can be a great Module to have.
Almost a Given
This module is almost a given on a site of any magnitude. It allows you to easily control how pages are aliased and, if setup correctly with taxonomy can easily create a 'directory' structure for pages. If you have not tried this module out, give it a go. Read a bit of the documentation and start aliasing!