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byTiwi, May 14, 2013
I've been using this extension for about 4 years in 1.5. I would rate it with 5 stars in this joomla version because sef was missing. What made this sef extension popular is now mostly standard in Joomla 3. Ok the sh404sef still offers a few extra features but it is questionable if it improves your ranking and if you need or want to have a third party paid extension take over the standard Joomla sef as it is already built in Joomla 3. There are more simple ways to improve your sef.

I did 2 clean new installations and gave the sh404sef a try in Joomla 3. In both cases it caused errors and conflicts with other updated (paid) extension with sh404sef enabled. The support for the issues I had was that it could be this could be that, if you like to know we have to copy your website on our servers and please use our premium support at 75 usd hour.

For me having built websites with other sef extensions and the sh404sef, currently no more paid sef components for me, too much hassle, useless costs and an increase for errors conflicts with other extensions. Then also the need for the periodical updates of these sef component for which you need a (paid) current membership.... and for what, most sef functions are now standard in Joomla 3, and a paid extension really does NOT improve your ranking.
Owner's reply


First, thanks for using sh404SEF for several years!

As someone who's very familiar with Joomla SEF, I have to say I'm a bit surprised by your statement that basically one doesn't need sh404SEF because SEF is good enough in Joomla 3 compared to what it was in Joomla 1.5

The reason I'm surprised is because there was no change in Joomla 3 SEF system, and there was also no change in Joomla 1.6,1.7 and 2.5 SEF system.

The SEF system was created in Joomla 1.5, and was never modified. It's still based today on menu items, generate duplicate content and create lengthy urls as soon as an item is not directly linked for a menu. Please just install sh404SEF on a standard Joomla 3, and go check the "duplicates" column to see for yourself.

In case of conflicts, we need to figure out which extension is causing the real issue - it's not because the issue appears when sh404SEF is switched on that it is causing the problem!!!. On extreme cases, this may require custom work.
We can always discuss the pros and cons of paid vs free extensions. Many people (see other reviews) appreciate having someone to rely upon when needed but most importantly like that extensions are still there and actively developed and updated to changing environment: search engines, Analytics, Facebook or twitter API changes for instance - by the way, Facebook has an API breaking change on July 10. sh404SEF will be updated accordingly, don't worry.


byTiwi, March 4, 2013
Community Answers
I've been using this component in the older joomla versions and just upgrade it to the newer 2.5 and 3.x.

I'm writing this review because of the excellent support. I had a quite a few questions in the upgrading process and every time I got the help and answers I needed instantly or in a few hours.

It is a solid and easy to use component, has a professional look, it reduced my emails, and as a bonus it improved the seo for my websites through the new content!

Recommended component.
byTiwi, July 14, 2012
Ultimate Facebook Like Content Button
++ on quick support by developer. No cons on the extension, working as it should, easy to install, clear step by step installation instructions.
byTiwi, June 25, 2012
Scorpion Buienradar
Thanks for the module. looks nice in the website and it was easy to install and set to the location. I (amateur) had it working in a few minutes and simple steps (in a joomla 2.5 website).

note, it was also giving the safari browser message in google chrome when the option 'not show in safari'was turned on.
byTiwi, June 16, 2012
I used a similar commercial image zoom pluging before in a 1.5 joomla website. Now I use this one in a 2.5 website and it works great!! Excellent.

Easy to download and install and to set it up working. I had to activate the jQuery before it worked. Good job, nice plugin!
Owner's reply

Thank you for the review!

byTiwi, May 5, 2012
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
SEO Glossary
Easy to setup and use. It works like described by the developer. I use it for legal terms and explanation of law sections.

Maybe I'm missing it, but I have not found an option to apply it only in specific categories, and cannot customize the tooltip text with html.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for buying SEO Glossary. Right now you can not choose any category but we are doing this for the next update.

For HTML you can contact us by email (that you can find in the backend sep glossary component) and we will see why it's not working in your website because this HTML feature works fine too.

Best regards

byTiwi, November 27, 2011
JV Bookmark
This extension is exacty what I was looking for. Nice simple stylish bookmark extension. Looks like the demo, works as it should. Fits in every website I would say! Easy to install.

Thumbs up and thanks from me.
byTiwi, November 16, 2011
This extension is really similar in use as the joomlatools DocMan extension. I bought this extension for a 1.7 website. Previously I used the joomlatools DocMan extension - it is only the price that made me choose this one.

Having now used both the Docman extension by joomlatools and the EDocman by joomdonation - I think if the price was the same I would choose the joomlatools Docman version, but this is purely personal as overall this extension works fine.
byTiwi, August 28, 2011
Contact Enhanced Component
I've been using this component for more than a year in 1.5. and now just bought the latest version for 1.7.. Tried a few others but this one is the best and always great service from the developer!!!
byTiwi, May 29, 2011
PayPal IPN for DOCman
I'm not an expert and first I hired someone to install a paid download section in my website. The person hired made a mess with 5 different components installed and nothing worked as expected. I decided to do it myself with this component and I had it up and running in 15 minutes! and it does exactly what it should do.

In addition, great service, Deian was very quick and helpful adding an extra currency to the component.
Recommended component!