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Introduction

Site Management, SEF

We created sh404SEF® for Joomla with SEO in mind. sh404sef helps you improve your search engine rankings and get more traffic to your website. Satisfy many of the Google recommendations for search engine optimization with just a few clicks.
sh404sef also includes many security features.

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sh404SEF® is the most popular and longest developed Joomla seo extension. We are dedicated, full-time Joomla professionals who work each and every day to bring you the very best extensions and prompt support. Our staff have over 20 years of combined experience with Joomla (and Mambo) and we maintain some of the longest, continually developed Joomla add-ons available.

Brand new documentation set, including "Getting started" as well as other specialized short videos.

Features
* sh404SEF rewrites Joomla URL to user-friendly format (SEF URL or URL rewriting): mysite.com/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=69&id=34
becomes mysite.com/en/sh404SEF-and-url-rewriting/list-of-available-plugins.html

  • NEW: extended Structured data support: social profiles, corporate contacts, logos
  • NEW: connector with wbAMP, our Accelerated Mobile Pages for Joomla plugin
  • NEW: automatic redirect of 404s errors to most similar page
  • NEW: Google Sitename, Google breadcrumb and Google sitelinks search JSON+LD markup
  • Now using oAuth2 for Analytics authorization
  • Twitter Cards support
  • Google Analytics Universal support
  • Google Tags manager support
  • all output through JLayout, easily override in template
  • full support for Google rel="prev" and rel="next" header tags, to improve SEO of paginated content
  • built in caching database layer, speeds up sh404SEF. Backed by memcache, APC, etc
  • Create and insert Open Graph data quickly and easily add social media buttons to your entire site to allow sharing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest.
  • Integrated Google Analytics including support for social sharing
  • Automatically generate tiny URLs (shURLs) for your content
  • Full urls and bulk meta data management Multi-lingual support
  • Easily redirect 404s to suggested SEF URLS
  • Instantly add global support for canonical URLs (add rel="canonical" HTTP headers)
  • Remove duplicate URLs, a common problem with Joomla websites
  • Create human ear and search engine friendly (SEF) URLs
  • Control URL re-write mode on a per-application basis
  • Support for Google News URL format
  • Easily customize the page title and page description with bulk updater
  • Create customized error pages (i.e. 404) with relevant links and other info
  • Harden against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS)
  • Harden against malicious page requests
  • Limit flooding attacks
  • Protect input forms such as the contact page from spam (using Project Honey Pot)
  • Control site access from suspicious domains (using IP address whitelisting and blacklisting)

We Support many third-party SEF plugins via the standard Joomla installer.
Components we support natively include: VirtueMart, K2, FlexiContent, Kunena, Jomsocial, Community Builder, mosetsTree and more.


Excellent Component


Posted on 27 July 2016
Functionality

Essential for SEO, the best for joomla

Ease of use

Extensive configuration, according to its functionality

Support

OK

Documentation

OK

Value for money

Its cost is in line with what it offers, great investment

I used this to: Diferentes Joomla Sites

Good extension


Posted on 27 July 2016
Functionality

Excellent! Fast and effective.

Ease of use

Perfect,

Support

Top-notch Support

Documentation

Well Documentation

Value for money

Good


OK out of the box


Posted on 29 June 2016
Functionality

Good. For a business owner SEF as component part of SEO are new ways of thinking. So took some time to understand the language "Jargon"

Ease of use

Reasonable, as above

Support

Not really impressed. Tend to be off handed and a little condescending. I would suggest they have little or no customer service training.

Documentation

OK. Probably needs a community forum to support give a reference point for in-depth issues

Value for money

OK. I suspect if we ever wanted to uninstall it we would have so issues so we are stuck with it

I used this to: Business website
Owner's reply: Hi Brian,

Sorry you didn't have a good support experience. I don't believe this is typical, we actually tend to go beyond support in many cases. We agree with your comment about the benefit of a public technical "reference point", which is why we make support tickets public and available to anyone on our site (after removing confidential details).
The public tickets page on our site is also a good place where anyone can judge for themselves how we support our users and whether we deliver what we should.

Rgds

Functionality

Everything worked great. but when I try to update it will not let me without a paid subscription.

Ease of use

Seemed easy enough

Support

Plenty of help on the web

Documentation

N/A

Value for money

Excellent did not buy it worked for a year and tried to uninstall it.

I used this to: Nothing but if you choose to get rid of it you might have issues
Owner's reply: Hi James,

In the more than 7 years that sh404SEF has been a paid-for, GPL-licensed extension, I think it's the first time I got a review such as yours, to be honest.

Usually people who get paid-for software from warez sites or such don't come forward and post (negative) reviews on public site, but it's your choice.

So yes, sh404SEF is commercial, GPL software, and it's been so for more than 7 years. We created sh404SEF, and developed it without interruption until today.

We provide technical support for it in what I believe is an efficient and fast way. You rated our support 51/100, but of course you didn't use our support, so I don't know where that came from.

You rated documentation 48/100, saying it's "N/A". Looks like you didn't see our very extensive documentation, which is freely available for all, at https://weeblr.com/9k. We have put a lot of efforts in this documentation, it's constantly updated with each new version, and I think it deserves more than 48/100. But of course, you have to look at it to appreciate its quality.

And finally, you stated that Value for money is "0", which is odd of course: you didn't pay anything, how can the value for money be zero?



Functionality

Does exactly what I need it for with easy url rewriting, aliases, adding a suffix to urls and adding meta info

Ease of use

Any extension with so much functionality takes a bit of getting used to but after a while it is very instinctive and easy to use

Support

Twice in the past 12 months I have used support, and both times was due to me making a silly mistake, but they sorted out the problems quick

Documentation
Value for money

Very good

I used this to: Various long-established travel sites

A review from a layman


Posted on 10 February 2016
Functionality

As far as my knowledge goes, it does what it should do and what I couldn't do myself

Ease of use

Very easy to use. All extras that I don't understand I didn't touch so far.

Support

Questions are answered immediately and I was assisted till the problems were solved. Outstanding support.

Documentation

Documentation is not detailed enough for a layman. Difficult searching if you don't understand the extension in detail. I am working on it.

Value for money

Great value for money. Getting all your websites rated better in Google for a few dollars.

I used this to: All the websites I am writing. I actually am not the one building or designing. There you might have the problem between developers and editors and the use of a complex extension.

Functionality

Full featured for SEO, now with great and simple social sharing features

Ease of use

Simple to get going with a minimum of effort, but time spent e.g. improving meta data is well worth it for the results it gets

Support

Excellent. I had problems with an obscure case not supported by sh404sef, but received very helpful advice rather than an "out of scope".

Documentation

Thorough web documentation

Value for money

Not especially cheap, but you get what you pay for.

I used this to: Community website involving lots of custom PHP code, originally on J1.5 and recently upgraded to J3.4 with very few problems.

Rubbish Support


Posted on 18 January 2016
Functionality

Title and meta data not working

Ease of use

Title and meta data not working

Support

Absolutely rubbish support, They are blaming our hosting and we are using a VPS server and we can't access the title and meta data section.

Documentation
Value for money

none

Owner's reply: Hi

We unfortunately have a conflict with this user, who doesn't want to hear that his VPS is timing out while running a (complex) database query and that there is probably something wrong with his VPS MYSQL configuration. Providing configuration values for MYSQL is totally out of both support and simply our knowledge and abilities.



Functionality

Perfect for my Joomla 3.4.8, VMart, CBuilder, K2 and other components URL absolute and easy control

Ease of use

Very easy to configure and use

Support

The Best. I've had a problem with a VMart custom fields filter module and they help me fastly and solve it really well!!!! Thanks!!!

Documentation

Very full and easy reading.

Value for money

Don't hesitate to buy It before you set up your Joomla site.

I used this to: J3.4.8. URL control.

Functionality

Quite amazing really in what it does and how it does it. Simple to set up yet far reaching if you choose to take it further.

Ease of use

Easy to get started and have it create SEF URLs as well as short URLs. Social Media integration is the easiest, best described I've seen.

Support

Excellent, swift and thorough. I had several issues on a complex site and all were answered and solved quickly.

Documentation

The true measure! This extension sets the bar for how to do effective documentation. Easy access from website or within the extension itself

Value for money

If I made it, I'd probably charge 2-3 times more. This developer has done an amazing job.

I used this to: SEF URLs for a complex, eCommerce site, plus efficient SEO meta tag generation and social media integration.
wbAMP Community Edition

wbAMP Community Edition

Free | SEO & Metadata | Yannick Gaultier
3
Score:
76
4 reviews
wbAMP Community edition automatically creates and advertises to search engines an Accelerated Mobile Pages version of your web site content. This free of charge edition will operate with Joomla com_content, and display a clean, simple version of your site in the AMP format. New: - Updated to latest AMP specification - Warnings in case of misconfiguration - whitelist based AMP validation, more efficient - Multiple document types - Automatically finds local images size - available in 9 languages (see FAQ on site)
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Josetta

Josetta

Paid download | Multi-lingual Content | Yannick Gaultier
3
Score:
68
11 reviews
Josetta is a multilingual content manager for Joomla 3.x, designed for ease of use, forward compatibility and performance. Translation is performed either on the frontend, directly by translators with no knowledge of Joomla!, or in backend: translation page appears in popup from anywhere in the backend of your site, for easy and immediate translation! Josetta facilitates the translation of existing Joomla content in several languages by one or more translators with little or no knowledge of Joomla. Translators can easily monitor items that have already been translated and those that have not. Without Josetta, administrators must continually copy content items like articles and modules in the Joomla backend and apply the appropriate translations. Josetta hides all this complex work and translators can focus on creating great content. Importantly, Josetta provides a dedicated translation interface that can be used either on the frontend or in the backend of your site. This way, users do not need to learn how to navigate the Joomla administrative backend. They are presented only with fields that should be translated and cannot accidentally make changes to sensitive settings. Josetta relies entirely on the native multilingual feature of Joomla and as such does not trap your translated content into its own format or database tables. You can install or remove Josetta from your site at any time, and your site will operate normally with content in all languages working as expected. Thus, you can be confident that your translations will be fully compatible with future Joomla versions. Even if a migration is required, your translations are standard Joomla content items and you will be able to move it to new Joomla versions as they become available. In addition, using purely native Joomla content means that your site will enjoy the fastest display times possible on your server as no additional database queries are required to retrieve your translations. Other translation solutions will increase the number of database queries thus slowing down your site.
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Josetta Community

Josetta Community

Free | Multi-lingual Content | Yannick Gaultier
3
Score:
51
1 review
Josetta is a multilingual content manager for Joomla 3.x, designed for ease of use, forward compatibility and performance. Translation is performed either on the frontend, directy by translators with no knowledge of Joomla!, or in backend: translation page appears in popup from anywhere in the backend of your site, for easy and immediate translation! Josetta facilitates the translation of existing Joomla content in several languages by one or more translators with little or no knowledge of Joomla. Translators can easily monitor items that have already been translated and those that have not. Without Josetta, administrators must continually copy content items like articles and modules in the Joomla backend and apply the appropriate translations. Josetta hides all this complex work and translators can focus on creating great content. Importantly, Josetta provides a dedicated translation interface that can be used either on the frontend or in the backend of your site. This way, users do not need to learn how to navigate the Joomla administrative backend. They are presented only with fields that should be translated and cannot accidentally make changes to sensitive settings. Josetta relies entirely on the native multilingual feature of Joomla and as such does not trap your translated content into its own format or database tables. You can install or remove Josetta from your site at any time, and your site will operate normally with content in all languages working as expected. Thus, you can be confident that your translations will be fully compatible with future Joomla versions. Even if a migration is required, your translations are standard Joomla content items and you will be able to move it to new Joomla versions as they become available. In addition, using purely native Joomla content means that your site will enjoy the fastest display times possible on your server as no additional database queries are required to retrieve your translations. Other translation solutions will increase the number of database queries thus slowing down your site.
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wbReactiv

wbReactiv

Free | Site Access | Yannick Gaultier
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
wbReactiv is a simple plugin that display a "Resend activation email" button in the Joomla! users list, next to users who have not activated their account yet.
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sh404SEF

Version:
4.8.0
Developer:
Yannick Gaultier
Last updated:
Aug 25 2016
Date added:
May 27 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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