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I am trying to setup a replacement pattern with URL Alias on a vocabulary called 'Media Categories' using the pattern 'media/[term:name]'. However whenever I try and generate the aliases this vocabulary is left unchanged. I have tried changing the pattern to something else like 'edia/[term:name]' and that works, it seems as though it is reserving the 'media/[term:name]' somewhere.

I have tried flushing the cache, deleting the vocabulary and terms and adding them again, however I have still had no success. The only option I have had so far is to manually enter the url alias.

Has anyone come up against something like this before? All I can think of is that 'media/[term:name]' is reserved somewhere...

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You may want to check for a duplicate alias. – Digital Fire Jul 13 '12 at 18:19
I think I have tracked it down to view's because I have a view defined for say 'media/orders' then URL Alias won't generate a alias. For some reason I wouldn't have thought a view path would block URL Alias from doing its thing. I am going to test disabling all my views, generating the aliases, then re-enabling the views to see if that cures it. ---- Just to add, this only seems to happen with taxonomy terms. I have defined paths for nodes in views - yet URL Alias seems fine with generating and alias for them. – inertiahz Jul 13 '12 at 18:52
Please post your answer as an answer, thanks. – Duncanmoo Jul 13 '12 at 20:15
Apologies, as my account is new, I had to wait 8 hours before I could answer my question. Done now. – inertiahz Jul 14 '12 at 14:26

Ok thanks to Digital Fire, I started checking for other alias conflicts, which I found in my defined views. The problem I had initially was that the URL alias was working with views, however clicking on the link / taxonomy term took you too the default drupal view.

So in order to get the term with an alias working with view's I realised that in the view path use the original link to the taxonomy term instead of the url alias.

Hopefully that makes sense and might help someone else out.

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