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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.

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: Twitter Cards support
  • NEW: Google Analytics Universal support
  • NEW: Google Tags manager support
  • NEW: 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.


The component does its job very well, either if you are a total joomla beginner (just publish it and leave the settings), either you are more pro, and than can manage a lot of options and functions.



Had an incompatibility issue with a third party plugin - sh404sef support team solved it fast and well.


Excellent Support


Posted on 17 September 2014

Support staff was very fast to respond and extremely helpful and professional in resolving what I thought to be a component conflict with a third-party component.



Even when it turned out the problem was caused by my own error, they never dropped the air of professionalism (as some other companies have been known to do!) and stayed with the ticket to make sure it was completely resolved.


Excellent.


Posted on 10 September 2014

This is a component you must have. It's a little tricky in the beggining but once you understand it, it's very easy to use. The BEST part are the forums where you can get a reply in less than 24 hours.


When we started using this plugin it made things so much smoother. The SEO-friendly links are just beautiful, the 404 redirection is amazing, and we use the generated shortURL's all the time. Then we found that it has a social share plugin that can be inserted as code into any of your PHP templates, modules, etc.



This is a must-have for every Joomla site!


Very useful extension and support service is very fast.



Good job.


Great Support


Posted on 30 April 2014

I'm still fairly new with SEF/SEO and learning. The extension seems very flexible and the support has been extremely helpful and patient with my questions.


A great extension easy to install and use. The support is great and reactive.



I recommend it.


I have been using this extension for almost a year and I must say that the extension works as expected on sites that are hosted on Apache.



When it comes to NGINX, the extension does not work and the support is not helpful at all. Very poor customer service.



I recommend this extension for Apache users as there will hardly be any need for support however if you are using NGINX, please proceed with caution.

Owner's reply: Hi

Sorry that support could not help you setup your web server. Indeed, that's usually a bit out of scope for us, as it requires full access to server. Besides we're php developers, not system administrators!

However, regarding Nginx, I can only tell you this: since 2006, sh404SEF has been developed and tested using ONLY nginx (back then it was version 0.5.35 :) ) on a daily basis.
Nginx is the only web server I use - and love, so I'm positive it works, and that's also why we do publish on our site a sample configuration file for it.

Please come back to us if you want to give it another try.

Rgds

... but than it was sold to a company and went "paid" which usually results in even better support, not here though.



The 404 log of sh404sef comes in handy and the rewriting and redirecting works as long as you have only a few extensions installed and ALL bring their own sh404 plugin. So it does not work e.g. with jDownloads or Akeeba Release System.



But the utter no go is the multilingual mess. Since 2011 they try to solve this bug of the missing "item associations" and as of today no solution in sight. In their forum threads they write "we are working on a solution" ... and then lock the thread and put "answered" in the heading.



Conclusion: works well on simple sites although it comes with a whopping price tag, stay away definitely for multilingual websites.

Owner's reply: Hi Carin,

I have to say your review is very confusing. Usually I try to identify what the problem a user is facing and respond to that, but in this case, I can only see erroneous statements:

The most important to me maybe: sh404SEF has NEVER BEEN SOLD to anyone. I started this project at the end of 2006 and 7 1/2 years later it's me doing all design and development (aside from contributed translations). I don't know where you get that information, but it's not correct.

Next is sh404SEF plugins: having a custom sh404SEF is NOT required for any extension. sh404SEF happily uses any extension router.php file. Of course, having a custom sh404SEF plugin allows creating much better urls.

Then multilingual: maybe the most puzzling: in 2011, there was no "item associations" in Joomla. They were introduced in Joomla 3.0.2 in november 2012. When sh404SEF for J! 3.x was released, it worked fine with them, as with previously available menu item associations, and has been working fine since.
Again, not sure where you got that information.

Multilingual support is extremely important to me, actually that's the reason sh404SEF was started, when there was no SEF extension handling Joomfish, back in Joomla 1.0 times. I'm also developing Josetta for Joomla! M.L. sites

Rgds

What's an extension without support? I installed it and due to my own fault it did'nt work out of the box. I did not configure my language-settings right. So the guys at anything-digital helped me out and re-configured my language settings. From there SH404Sef worked out of the box. For as far as I can tell the product works fine altough I've not much experience with it yet. But as said GREAT support, priceless.



Mark

Josetta

Josetta

Paid download | Multi-lingual Content | Yannick Gaultier
2.5 3
Score:
76
11 reviews
Josetta is a multilingual content manager for Joomla 2.5+ and Joomla 3.x, designed for ease of use, forward compatibility and performance. NEW! Tabbed interface, all translations in one place NEW! backend direct quick access: translation page appearts in popup from anywhere in the backend of your site, for easy and immediate translation! Includes aJoomfish exporter and importer: automatically recover original articles, categories and menu items from Joomla! 1.5.x Joomfish-based sites into native Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x multi-lingual items. 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 on the frontend of your web site so that users do not need to learn how to navigate the Joomla administrative backend 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. Key features of Josetta include: List of source language content displayed on front end (articles, menu items, categories, weblinks, newsfeeds, contact, modules of all types) with display filters Translator selects an item and clicks a button to translate to a given language Josetta automatically links translated content to the original language item - perhaps the most difficult task when translating content in the traditional fashion Dedicated translation screen with simple layout Integrated Bing Translator for automatic translation suggestion. Bing translator is the only free-of-charge translation API available. Easy to setup. Just add translators to the global Josetta user group (translate any language) or one or more of the per-language sub-groups Translation statistics
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Josetta Community

Josetta Community

Free | Multi-lingual Content | Yannick Gaultier
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Josetta is a multilingual content manager for Joomla 2.5+ and 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 on the frontend of your web site so that users do not need to learn how to navigate the Joomla administrative backend 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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sh404SEF

Version:
4.4.6.2271
Developer:
Yannick Gaultier
Last updated:
Dec 16 2014
Date added:
May 27 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
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