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    Uppercase to lowercase rel canonical


    There is a section of our site where the url's are automatically generated based on the title of the page. This includes capitalisation.

    When using Screaming Frog I noticed that a capitalised and non-capitalised verison of many o fthese pages were "indexable". Therefore I want to add in a rel canonical so that one of the versions of the page is recognised as the primary indexable version.

    My question is this: if the CMS is generating a capitalised version automatically, should the capitalised version of the page be the canonical page, or should it be the non-capitalised vesion?

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    If the URL doesn’t automatically resolve to a version without capitals, and you have shared links that sometimes include capital letters and sometimes don’t, then you are going to start having a problem. It is good to use rel =canonical for such URLs

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    Originally Posted by sisindia
    If the URL doesnít automatically resolve to a version without capitals, and you have shared links that sometimes include capital letters and sometimes donít, then you are going to start having a problem. It is good to use rel =canonical for such URLs

    Agreed, so my query is should the canonical URL be the capitalised one that OpenCMS is generating or an all lowercase version?
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    This is my opinion, but based on experience. Do everything lowercase.
    If you have never failed in your life, you have never achieved anything Noteworthy !
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    This is my opinion, but based on experience. Do everything lowercase.
    Thanks! And would that still be the case if the CMS is generating capitalised urls's that are then populating the sitemap?
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    If the CMS is changing the case of the url, then fix the issues at the cms level.

    There are plugins for WordPress. That is the simplest way to resolve this in you're using WP.

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