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- This extension contains back links to authors. Such links appear in page footers or meta tag fields of pages, where it is used.
* generate SEF URLs
* advanced SEF URL management
* generate and manage metadata (component - based)
* can override default metadada generated by component or Joomla (title, meta tags)
* keywords management
* duplicates management
* 3rd level domain support
* support for other components through extension modules; each component extenstion has own configurable parameters
* multilinguality support (JoomFish) and URL localization
* UTF-8 URLs support
* URL caching
* URL source tracing to help allocate problematic code
* 301 Redirections management
* 404 Page Not Found customization
* online upgrades and extension installations
Support for many Joomla components: AdsManager, AlphaContent, Contacts XTD, Community Builder, Datso Gallery, DocMan, EZ Realty, Fireboard forum, Glossary, iJoomla Components, JE Comparison Charts, JEvents, Jomres, Joomlaboard, JoomFish, Joomla Tags, Jomres (Joomla Residents), Portfol, Seyret Video Component, SMF Bridge, SOBI2, Marketplace, Mosets Hot Property, Mosets Tree, ReMOSitory, RSGallery2, VirtueMart, Zoom Media Gallery. ...
at the moment, there is more than 100 extensions available directly from ARTIO - see http://www.artio.net/en/joomsef/artio-joomsef-extensions for complete list, plus many more from 3rd party developers.
Hello Draekus. Thanks for your review. We will appreciate if you let us know, in what did you find the previous extension more flexible. So we can work on JoomSEF to make it even better for you.
Hello, well, the extension cannot work correctly if you refuse to adjust the settings as recommended. Especially if you want to use non-latin characters that requite some extra configuration. We have spent quite a lot of time trying to help. Well, these are the thanks.
Hello, I admit our support is kind of slow sometimes. However, we are trying to improve that continously as much as we can. You need to understand that SEO extensions are quite complex and often tighly server-settings related. Also they need to cooperate with many 3rd party software which make it even more complex. Therefore is quite a lot of support inquiries and we only have limited team. It is simply not always out-of-box solution. Plus, there is paid support option with guaranteed reply time.
VirtueMart SEO Bundle: JoomSEF 3 + VirtueMart Extension
We are very happy with our choice - this small investment will do so much to help our marketing efforts as our links are now exactly as we need them and it does a good job of creating SEO meta tags automatically for the content without affecting the speed of our site... truly awesome!
Effortless install, upgrade to paid version, and adding the VirtueMart extension. The backend configuration is amazing as it gives us full control of how the links and SEO and everything else is created for each Joomla component and each link... plus the default settings are smart so beginners can get this working without much too effort or assistance.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMED BUYING THIS PRODUCT - without it your website will not be anywhere as effective with search engines, especially if you are using VirtueMart.
I have been using version 4 with 1.6.
First off it seems to clash with JCE, so if you use this editor you cannot get into the configuration of Joomsef. Even though the development team know about this they have not fixed the issue.
Everything worked fine until i tried the print icon which doesn't work at all, Joomsef screws up the link up.
People have made this point on their forum and there has been no support what so ever.
Not happy, I was a paying customer, moved to another SEF plugin until they can fix the bugs.
maybe you could take into consideration it is not JoomSEF bug but a JCE bug. As it works fine with other editors as weel as other JCE versions.
As regards the print link, it is working fine in our testing instance - so maybe you are using different link types in your template?
This extension is not for lazy people. Put in the effort and you'll get the reward of a site with decent SEF URLs.
there are numerous issues and after finaly my site crashed and didn´t recover after cache cleaning, purging and many more efforts i unfortunately give up on it....
for another site I am not gonna buy this component again.
Hello the problems you have described might be caused by settings in combination with defined menu links .
I am sorry for your support experience. We try to answer as fast as we can, but it is true our capacity is limited and there is a lot of support queries so sometimes, the reply times are somewhat longer.
That is why you can get paid support with guaranteed reply times.
I must say that I spend hours changing all configuration setting that could impact on that to no avail. I deeply frustrated with the product and if I don't find a solution urgently I will give it up.
I think that the problem in your case will be most likely neither in configuration or JoomSEF, but in incorectly created links within your site.
JoomSEF will translate the links it detects. If you have wrong link created within site, it will result in wrong (or duplicate) SEF URL.
well, everything cannot be free. You either need to rely on community support or buy a paid version or paid support.
We are generally busy enough with customers that are paing for support, so capacity for supporting users using free version is rather limited. That is a fact.
JoomSef on the whole does a very good job of handling Joomla, it pretty much runs side by side and gives you full control over your meta date, manages your url's great.
However, its a completely different story when you introduce another 3rd party component. Which lets face is now in every joomla site!!
The support is lame and can be very costly, the search function in the forum, always returns no results, making it impossible to find anything. The lack of forum users, leaving comments or feed back is just a small part of the unpleasant experiences. For the cost I would expect a lot more help or advice but all I get is delayed responses recommending I spend more money on support services which really don't justify the initial cost of the component.
I would imagine the owner will rely with the comment blaming the other installed components for the lack of it versatility. But if it can't handle other table data from other published fields then this was clearly not for my site.
The owner is offering support at a further cost to allow this component to be used in conjunction with another component I also found here (Joomsport).
My recommendation is check with the owner before trying, to see if you would have issues with other components already installed on your site. This would save you countless hours and hard earned cash in the long term.
However, upon clicking around the site a bit more and being logged in on the front end, I encounter more errors of Page content not rendering at all other then a default 404 or a redirecting loop of sorts. I would love to get my site to have user friendly URL's but apparently I'm either missing something critical when it comes to my configuration or I'm just using to many ext's that aren't compatible with this component.
I'll be testing this out more trying to get to the bottom of it but I'm not holding my breath since all the other SEF components tend to have similar issues like this. :(
However, this one is not a buggy one like the others. I have tried SEF404 and AceSef and both of those are either way too complicated to manage, or do not adhere to rules properly. Yet here with this one by Artio, things are working properly and there is no more confusion about what is going on. Locked urls stay locked unlike others that do not. Also we use JotCache and it works in sync. I am using a free version which is not great because they have to put their links all over the place, they should give us a choice about where these are going to be put. I see that others rate it low, but believe me, they will also rate the others low because of the learning curve. This one looks a lot like a knockoff that came lately, but it manages links much more smoothly and consistently.
it's the "angry point" of your configuration.
it seems that there is NO way to configure the SEF system without unexpected behaviour happening all over your site.
I bet the problem also rely on the complexity of joomla itself ( plugins order, caching system, wathever ) , and on the fact that there are no comparison product really available against JoomSef itself...
The low score, to me, depends on this fact: you cannot even hope to find a suitable configuration without testing every possible option, and after you've end with it, it still won't work the way the documentation explain it to you.
That's enough to make me desire to get rid of this product as soon as possible.
Hello, thanks for your feedback.
Well, you are right that this SEF URLs related stuff in Joomla is not easy. But it is not primarily JoomSEF fault. Most of the problems come from the add-on extensions, that are not written correcly according to Joomla API. Such components are kind of unpredictable and problems with them need to be solved case by case.
As regards settings, you are right there is many configuration options in JoomSEF. Maybe far too many and we plan to reduce the ammount. Still, we set them so, that with standard Joomla installation, you should have no need to adjust them, except to a minor tune-ups such as if you want the URLs to have .html suffix or not.
Of course it is GPL and you can remove it.
I would like to try the paid version, if it was GPL and I can use it on several projects, but that's not the fact.
I don't mind paying for the sub-plugins, but it is very unclear whether these work with the free version or not.
If you are unexperienced user, you better play with it first, before installing on a live site.
I would give 5 stars, if the extension was coming without the link at the bottom.
Thank you for your review. Let me respond briefly:
- I do not see a single reason, why the signature link should hurt your SEO in any way; most of the websites do have a signature of some kind
- as regards the licensing, it is up to you if you decide for the free version or upgrade to paid; as regards the paid version, I think the conditions are fair enough, but thank you for opinion
- sorry if the situation around plugins is not clear, so let me explain: you can use all of the plugins in the same way both for free and paid version