Title Management, Site Management, SEF, SEO & Metadata, Titles

This native Joomla 2.5 and 3.x plugin automatically generates new aliases for all your joomla articles in one step by using the title from each article. It gives you the ability to choose between the joomla transliteration aliases or joomla unicode aliases.

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Joomla provides a great system for creating aliases for each article by using the article-title. But if you need to change between transliteration or unicode then you have to create new aliases manually for each single article. When editing an article there is a spot near the title to edit the alias. So you can do this manually. But what if you don’t want to have to spend many time for this? Wouldn’t it be nice if this is done automatically for all your joomla articles in one step directly in the database? That’s what this plugin is doing.

Whenever you have one of these problems:

  • you have to switch from transliteration aliases to unicode aliases in joomla configuration
  • you have to switch from unicode aliases to transliteration aliases in joomla configuration
  • you won't switch between unicode and transliteration but you have wrong aliases (e.g. some date- and time-stamps)
  • you have manually given aliases for your articles and you like to switch back to the title-aliases

then the ALIAS-Generator is your solution.

Aliases are short pieces of text that represent the title of your Joomla Articles in a machine-friendly format. This format allows only lowercase letters and dashes (-).

Aliases are used by Joomla to make Search Engine Friendly URLs. There are technical limitations to the types of characters that can be included in URLs, so Joomla prevents problems with invalid characters by allowing you to specify an alias.

You can fill in an alias yourself. If you leave the alias field empty, Joomla will automatically create an alias from the Title field of an item when it is saved. This means that if you edit the title of an item, but you leave the old alias in its field, the alias (and the URL that is created from it) will not change. Empty the alias field if you want generate a new alias.

In joomla configuration you can choose the way how joomla is creating these aliases. You can choose between "Transliteration" and "Unicode" aliases. When saving edited content, the former setting attempts to convert, where appropriate, any alias text into the corresponding Latin characters. The latter setting leaves any non-Latin characters in the alias text unchanged. Changing this parameter does not retroactively change aliases, it just changes the behaviour of automatic alias generation for future content editing and creation.

Now you can use ALIAS-Generator to do this also for all your existing articles automatically in one step.

I was able to delete original article aliases in one click on 8700 articles. Another click recreated them and saved to database.
Ease of use
Extremely easy-install, enable & configure your choice function. Easy to follow directions on dev site.
Most excellent! I inquired with a Q before purchase; quick and relevant response from Matthias. After purchase, he followed up. Excellent!!
A page on the developer site lays it all out-pretty simple to follow and understand.
Value for money
Worthwhile on any site with many articles, or even if you don't have many I'm certain.
I used this to: Removing and regenerating article aliases on a site after overhauling and restructuring it. Extremely useful, only wish I'd found it right away to save the 2 days it took me to find it to begin with!
100% ...... aliases were created correctly!
Ease of use
100% Simple to use!
A grateful, quick support by Matthias! Thank you!
100% ...... to use the documentation is not necessary!
Value for money
Great value for money!
I used this to: Joomla 3.x


Posted on 19 May 2015
30.000 articles in Joomla 2.5 plugin worked for 1.5 minutes, aliases were created correctly
Ease of use
Very simple and effective
Author communicates quickly and willingly, in less than two weeks at my request has extended the functionality of the Joomla plugin 3 for Jo
Value for money
saves manual work, very useful plugin
I used this to: Articles in Joomla 2.5
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Last updated:
May 16 2015
Date added:
Dec 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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