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How to remove time stamps from Joomla

Due to an incorrect alias or a non-English character in your category names, Joomla may replace the category name with a time stamp like 2013-01-08-03-45-44. The problem can be solved by following the steps below:

Step 1: Log into your Joomla admin area

Step 2: Change the menu item type for the menu item from “External URL” to “Text separator”

Step 3: After step 1, an “Alias” field will appear under the “Menu title” field which will contain the time stamp

Step 4: Edit the alias field and change the time stamp to what you want to replace the time stamp with

Step 5: Save the menu item

Step 6: Change the menu item type back to “External URL”

Updated on 11/04/2020