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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: 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.


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.

Functionality

I used sh404SEF in Joomla 1.5 projects and it worked well. When I used it (v4.4) with Joomla 3 project, it does not work with JPagination.

Ease of use

Pretty easy to setup for the parts that work.

Support

For many versions of sh404SEF, many people have posted online that they are having similar issues, but sh404SEF has not solved the issues.

Value for money

Considering sh404SEF is paid, JPagination is well used, and Falang is popular, sh404SEF really should fix the issues a long time ago.

I used this to: I struggled with sh404SEF, JPagination and Falang language switcher for a long time and finally gave up. I have now switched to JoomSEF. JoomSEF works and it's free.
Owner's reply: Hi

Not working with JPagination? I have no idea what you mean by that. I suggest you read our blog (https://weeblr.com/blog) and go to page 2 or 3 to see JPagination at work. Or the few tens of thousands of sh404SEF+Joomla 3 sites with many paginated views of Joomla, K2, Virtuemart, Hikashop, Jomsocial, EasyBlog, etc

I haven't seen any forum post related to that either, and we have Google alerts set up for "sh404SEF" with daily reports, so it's unlikely I would have missed anything that big (how could a joomla web site work without JPagination??)

In addition of course, if you have issues, there's always support and we haven't had anything related to JPagination in the, well, I don't remember anything since the release of Joomla 1.6 in 2011, so my guess is that you haven't contacted support about your problems. You should. We're usually (see other reviews) considered like very good at support.

Now of course if you were using Falang, that would not have been useful. Falang not being compatible with sh404SEF is stated in the requirements.

By the way, why do you say sh404SEF is not compatible with Falang? Did you post a negative review on Falang listing saying it's a shame because it's not compatible with sh404SEF? Why do you blame sh404SEF? We have strong support for Joomla native multilingual system, and this is what we see web developers using now.

Rgds

Functionality
Ease of use

It is almost work out of the box if you only want simple options but if you need to do more, there are a lot of more options for great seo.

Support

Support was amazing for me, i asked so much questions as a newbie and they answered to everysingle one with clear and nice explanation. thx

Documentation

There is a lot of detailed documentation on the site and i use a few of them even as a newbie so i think this is a great adding.

Value for money

The better point is that it is totally worth the money, you can use it on several sites. The support and quality are great so it worth it.

I used this to: Almost all my sites.

Functionality

Good

Ease of use

Difficult to follow the structure

Support

Quick, but unaccommodating and always pointing the fingers to the user rather than admitting that SH404sef has some non-logical solutions.

Documentation

poor

Value for money

ok

Owner's reply: Hi

Sorry you had such a bad experience. I was not able to relate your JED Name (Christian) to any recent support request, so I don't really know what you refer to and I can only reply in general terms, from past experience.
About being "logical", I think we can all agree that "logical" is a relative term. What's for sure is that sh404SEF does use a different logic than Joomla for some of its core features. That's basically the point: we're trying to improve on it. So for instance we avoid at all cost to use menu items to build URLs.

Regarding support, I think we now try to always go the extra-mile and do all we can to help solve problems. We're developers, so we call a cat a cat: when the problem is on us, we fix it. When the problem comes from another extensio, we clearly identify the source, explain it, and sometimes even provide a solution also for other people extensions.

Lastly, I'm really disappointed about your comment and note for documentation, because we've put a lot of effort in it. Many people find it clear and complete, especially the videos. I really wonder against which reference you compare when you say "poor documentation". Actually, the doc are freely available to all and every one can judge: https://weeblr.com/9k

Rgds

delivers what it promises


Posted on 28 October 2015
Functionality

It does exactly what I want, after a short study.

Ease of use

I think it is made as easy as posible but some knowledge is needed.

Support

Support is very good. Within 3 minutes I had a response on my ticket!!!

Value for money

Yes no doubt in my mind


Functionality

Sh404sef manages many SEO functions: meta tags management, duplicate URLs, web site security, web pages suffix and more.

Ease of use

Sh404sef gives you many important features about SEO that you can know with tutorials and a video that can be found on the web site.

Support

Support sh404sef is working very well. The developer is always very available to help you if it is necessary.

Documentation

The documentation is comprehensive.

Value for money

This componte has an excellent ratio between quality and price.

I used this to: I installed Sh404sef component in all my web sites. I use it from some years.
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:
0
0 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, 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:
4.7.2
Developer:
Yannick Gaultier
Last updated:
Dec 28 2015
Date added:
May 27 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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