Fix CMS Problem Caused by Joomla, VirtueMart & Sh404SEF

A freelancer built a CMS for my website. However, there is one problem that is preventing me from switching over to the CMS and the freelancer has not responded to my emails in over 2 weeks so I am searching for someone else to fix the problem.

When the Sh404SEF component is disabled the problem does not occur. When the component is enabled the problem occurs every time. I can see why it happens but I just can't fix it! I will explain:

My CMS has a menu with various categories. Each category has a separate banner. Products are listed in more than one category using the VirtueMart component. When Sh404SEF is disabled, if you click on a product in one category, you will be taken to an url similar to this:

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When clicking on the same product listed in another category the url will be something like:

[url removed, login to view]

This is great because if you click on 'product 44' listed in 'category 16' you will get the 'product 44' page with the banner from 'category 16.' If you click on 'product 44' listed in 'category 6' you will get the 'product 44' page with the banner from 'category 6.'

However, this is not search engine friendly as the same content displays on 2 different urls (in this example alone). Therefore the component Sh404SEF has been installed to redirect the urls. When it is enabled, the two urls listed above are both displayed as:

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Now if you click on ‘product 44’ in ‘category 16’you will get the correct result still. However, if you then click on ‘product 44’ in ‘category 6’ you will get the ‘product 44’ page with the banner from ‘category 16.’ No matter which category you find ‘product 44’ in, the result will always show the ‘category 16’ banner until the Sh404SEF urls are purged.

I need someone who is great with Joomla, Sh404SEF and the VirtueMart component to sort this problem out for me. If the winning bidder does a good job, he or she will be given the opportunity of doing more work of this nature.

Please send me a PM and convince me that you understand the problem and that you can fix it.

Please note, this is a custom built CMS as I wanted to keep using Romancart instead of a Joomla shopping cart. I thought I would mention this in case it makes it harder for any reason.

Thank you.

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Skills: Joomla

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