So a site in production wants certain aliases to be redone. If there's another way to do this other than Home » Administration » Configuration » Search and metadata » URL aliases > Delete aliases, please let me know. I dont want to run that if it's going to break the site since it is in production. I can always rebuild using Bulk Update > Content Paths after Delete aliases . Please advise. Thanks.

  • Don't have a solution, but some thoughts: Deleting the aliases is probably the worst way to do this as it won't create redirects from the old aliases. You want a method that creates 301 redirects from old aliases to the new. Otherwise you'll have a bunch of dead links and bookmarks, lose google rankings etc. But I recommend to not do anything on a production site without testing it offline first!
    – Beebee
    Jul 28, 2015 at 13:00
  • This is an internal site so google rankings isnt important. But youre right in regards to dead links and bookmarks.
    – gerl
    Jul 28, 2015 at 14:51

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You'll find "Update URL alias" as one of the choices for bulk operations for nodes under admin/content

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This way you can select which specific nodes that needs URL aliases rebuilt instead of deleting and rebuilding all.

  • Hi, I dont see that though in my options.. How do I add that option there?
    – gerl
    Jul 28, 2015 at 12:53
  • Maybe you have overriden the default administer content view? Jul 28, 2015 at 12:54
  • Youre right. I didnt create the site from the beginning so I had no clue until now... Do you know how I can add this back or another way to do it ?
    – gerl
    Jul 28, 2015 at 12:56
  • The content overview page could be overriden in different ways. Another way to add your own view that has bulk operations available is by installing Views Bulk operations drupal.org/project/views_bulk_operations Jul 28, 2015 at 12:58

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