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SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:17 pm
by artgraphicshub
I am using opencart 2 and have set up categories with unique seo keywords / urls. I have deleted a few of the categories and now want to use the seo keywords / urls that were used on the deleted categories on new categories. However, when I try to use the deleted seo keywords / urls I get the following error:

SEO keyword already in use!

Is there a way I can use the seo keywords / urls that were used on the deleted categories.

Thanks in advance.

Re: SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:10 am
by SVN
Is this question ever been answered ?
Having the same problem with OC3.

Re: SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:51 am
by thekrotek
Just open your database in PHPMyAdmin, browse to url_alias table, find this keyword and remove it manually.

Re: SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:07 am
by SVN
thekrotek wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:51 am
Just open your database in PHPMyAdmin, browse to url_alias table, find this keyword and remove it manually.
Thank you !

Re: SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:32 pm
by vfmultimedia
thekrotek wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:51 am
Just open your database in PHPMyAdmin, browse to url_alias table, find this keyword and remove it manually.
THANK YOU So Much!!! :)

Re: SEO keyword already in use!

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:34 pm
by ogun
Sorry for thread necromancy but just ran into what might be the same issue in OC3.

After creating an SEO URL in the admin panel, I couldn't then edit its query without being told that the keyword was a duplicate.

The attached mod makes a couple of small edits to the validation function so that it'll check the currently requested seo_url_id, and allow editing of the query if the ID matches.

I haven't looked at OC2 to know whether or not the mod would be applicable/usable there too.