This means you can improve on the ugly standard error page and generate an error page that's user friendly, navigational and even include a search box to help direct the user to the page they are looking for.
Return the correct HTTP error (many other extensions do not do this and it's important for SEO!)
Detect errors (eg 404 Page not found) and display a custom page in your own template
Custom error page can include modules!
This is a very useful tool for sorting that boring but vital job of link checking. A big thankyou for such an excellent product.
Much better than relying on the standard 404 error pages etc. as you can direct the user immediately back into your main site.
Especially useful when major site updates break a lot of existing search engine references.
Qlue is simple to install and configure.
very simple interface - easy to integrate and follow, very usefull and does what it says,
i opted for the pro version, well worth the dough!
the only snag i can point out, is that if you're running a home page which is module based, the customizable redirection text area will appear in the content area - below the modules - but still, you're better off landing in the homepage rather than an ugly 404 page - it would have been nice to have been able to redirect from within the component to a specific joomla a specific menu item rather than to use the htaccess to point it at the qlue content id., which is dependent on the parent.
but other than this - it's great!
We have a MASSIVE joomla/virtuemart site which is moving to a new server, and we have just had a custom router.php written... so all our links have changed.
The ability to view broken links and easy fix them has been a godsend.
I only wish there was a way to export a list of redirects into a csv so I could add them to the .htaccess file.
Nice job to the Devs.
The ability to track broken links has been quite useful. The major project we're working on right now involves cutting over to a new site from an old one, so knowing what is missing - and being able to redirect them to the correct page - has been great.
Well worth the cost!
Tried the non-commercial version and it work "out the box." Realizing the value of this extension, we have upgraded to their commercial version for 19 bux. FAST fix for all the broken links (including 500's) - less than 10 minutes - the site is fully functional. That was done without reading their documentation. The only thing we are still struggling is assigning modules to custom pages - perhaps it is time to read the manual... :)
That means these errors will be displayed within the content area of your template, so the user never leaves the template and will retain access to menu items or other important navigation functions (like searching).
It also notifies you after X attempts to visit a broken URL, so you can locate what needs to be rewritten and address those issues.
I have the commercial version, it's totally worth it. I'm very happy with the functionality and support - I got a reply within minutes of sending a question.