sh404sef also includes many security features.
sh404SEF® id 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.
* sh404SEF rewrites Joomla URL to user-friendly format (SEF URL or URL rewriting): mysite.com/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=69&id=34
* NEW: Pinterest support. Including tracking in Google Analytics of Pinterest actions!
* NEW: full support for Google rel="prev" and rel="next" header tags, to improve SEO of paginated content
* NEW: built in caching database layer, can speed up sh404SEF and Joomla database operation. 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+ 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
* 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
* Fully compatible with multi-language solutions for Joomla such as JoomFish (i.e. internationalization)
* 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)
* Prevent CMS identification via the 'meta generator' tag
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, Sobi2, myBlog and more.
I highly recommend this extension for every Joomla site - a must have for sure!
because it has cool features, and...
IT WORKS WITHOUT JOOMLA SEF XD
yes, that is the main reason for me, because joomla native sef messes up some components code, and all the "big" sef components require joomla sef activated. why? i don't know, but i find that stupid.
so for me this component is the best :)
I recently upgraded to the 2.x.x. version and i appreciate very much the new analytics feature.
I find it a very complete extension and it's also well compatible with most important other extensions.
Every cent spent for it was spent good.
thank you and continue like
I also wanted to use a Joomla component that would allow more control over the SEF URL configuration.
With the above in mind, I brought and installed sh404SEF. It's been extremely easy to work with, and is a well polished product (still learning some basics, though the documentation has been great thus far).
What issues I've run into have been promptly addressed (and almost all resolved) by the community behind sh404SEF.
Today I had a couple of problems (turned out not with sh404SEF), which they helped resolve very quickly - thanks to jimie and shushima.
The extension also includes some worthwhile security features and for some extensions e.g. Virtuemart, is essential because Joomla!s SEF doesn't handle them well.
I've had a brief look at the new Google Analytics functionality, which could be very useful but I won't be using it until they have a secure solution for storing and reading the GA authentication. They do say that you should just create a new GA account for each domain if you don't want your username/password compromised but this is a work-around that requires a change to our business processes.
Very good extension.
thanks for your kind review. A note on the Analytics password. I'm sorry if our wording makes you think there is any security flaw there. There is not, and a change in storage method is not researched nor needed. Your credentials are stored in a file on your server, just like Joomla stores your mysql password or your smtp email password. This is very secure and does not cause any issue.
Our advice was more a no-nonsense kind of remark, whereby we advice to not use the same password on each and every email account or website credentials you use, so as to avoid having all your accounts compromised if only one of them is uncovered
Great documentation to read on the first time use.
Realy a must have for joomla beginers (like me)developers and designers.
Has lot's of options (wich i have to explore)
Keep up the good work!
The product itself is paid, but it has excellent support helping me solve issues within an hour. It is continuously developed and supported by a great time. Developed releases don't just include bug fixes but contain new features such as the Google Analytics feature.
Thank you Anything Digital for a great product.
1. I have been using this for years now for all of my clients and I personally use it for my company website as well. Works great!
2. The new version 2 has got some terrific additions, like Analytics.
3. The Forum Support is excellent and works24x7.
Overall, a very very happy customer!
Great work Yannick.
Thanks a lot.
IT worked right away with very few settings. I did how ever run into some very strange problems about a day later. Everything on the front end worked great but the admin panel login was stuck in a loop. Mostly due to the SSL settings. I changed on setting and it worked again. I also installed it when with my dedicated IP and I think that also caused a problem becuase I had to change from the IP to the domain url. I fought with it for about 2 days with different settings and I discovered that I had another set of files from the old ip and one for my current url. I deleted the old and all seems to work as I was having issues with SSL in the front end not directing properly and "invalid token" issues. Most of my day was spent trying to ID the problem in forums to no avail. Then I discovered the extra files. Now it is all good....So far.
Pros: very easy for someone who really didn't know anything about SEF. Besides the config problems of the right settings it went pretty good.
Cons: Support was prompt in the forums for my issues, but I actually found my answers by trial and error or from another forum minuets before getting a support reply. I am used to more one on one support. So not really a con, just not what I am used to. But they did respond timely.
Bottom Line: I'm not sorry I bought it. I would get it again.
SH404SEF is available to a reasonable price and you got great support from their forum.
Support for many third-party extensions, including Jomsocial, Virtuemart etc
Can be hard to get started, there are many settings, it takes lots of trying and several sites to build the perfect SEF-URLs for your website.
Sorry to hear you're still searching :) However, while looking at sh404sef it seems you missed the "By components" settings page ? that's where you select whether to build urls using sh404sef built inplugins, joomla native router.php files, a simple default url encoding or even to leave them non-sef. And you do that on a component by component basis - plus you also select whether to translate urls if using joomfish, and more...
From your post on our forum, I realize you have been testing a 3 month old sh404sef version. Our plugin for MyBlog is currently absolutely up to date.
More generally, you should consider the following :
1 - from your forum post, I understand that "works not to 100% correct" means "all urls are not made SEF". That's not what we are trying to do, but only turn SEf those urls that requires it - see item #2 also
2 - it does makes sense to have some of the messaging urls to be sef. Urls are not made SEF only for search engines and SEO results, but also for users. Though I usually try to have as few SEF urls as possible, there are exceptions and private messaging can be one of them
Thank you for your positive review anyway and all the best
Two things that made me briefly nuts that I'd cue new users into. If you're making changes regarding links (like a linked photo gallery) clear the sh404sef cache or it will serve you up the old, cached pages without the changes. Secondly, if you get the following error:
Warning: file_get_contents(*your site path*/components/com_sh404sef/cache/shCacheContent.shlock) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in *your site path*/components/com_sh404sef/shCache.php on line 138
it will be fixed by changing the permissions on the /components/com_sh404sef/cache folder to 775. I didn't see anything about either of the "problems" I had in the literature and extensive searching brought me only one relevant link on the latter problem so I thought I'd share them here (in addition to the anything digital forum) to help out so that people can use and enjoy this great extension.