EFSEO is a SEO extension for Joomla! with which you can control all important metadata manually and automatically. The handling of the metadata in Joomla! has never been so easy!
With the plugin you may change and add meta information (title, description, keywords, generator and robots) easily in the frontend and with the component in the backend. It does not matter which component you use. The plugin is active on every page of a Joomla! website and may be used correspondingly.
The entered data can be stored directly in the core tables. The tables for the articles and menu entries are supported. The saved data is indepedent of the URL structure and the plugin itself. The metadata remain available if you change the URL structure and even if you uninstall the extension.
In the Automatic mode the metadata of specified extensions are generated automatically from the data of the loaded page or in general from the plugin settings! The great advantage of EFSEO, compared with other extensions that also automatically generate metadata, is the direct influence on the generated metadata. You can manipulate and store it in the frontend. This gives the user the greatest possible freedom! In addition the loading process is quicker because the same data must not be recalculated on every page load.
See project page for expert tips and operating instructions. With all features EFSEO is definitely one of the best SEO extensions for Joomla!.
* Alter meta information at the frontend - set access through user groups and user IDs
* Automatic Mode - Metadata are generated for certain extensions or via the global settings completely automatic
* Backend component - allows you to edit and add entries directly in the backend
* Data may be assigned to every given page, regardless which extension is in use.
* Meta data is assigned using internal URLs - independent of SEF URLs
* Compatibility mode for external SEF components
* Collect URLs - URLs will be automatically entered into the database and can be edit with the component
* Relative URLs - the entries are independent of the domain and will not be lost in a domain change
* Two different styles: Top bar and Modal window
* Supported extensions in the Automatic Mode Content component - com_content
* Save entered data directly into the core tables (content and menu)
* Define a global title, generator and robots attribute
* Define custom meta tags
* Word and characters counter
* Set maximum number of characters for title and description
* Form fields are optional - not required information can be disabled
* Warnings, whether an information is set or not, can be displayed
* You may change the following metadata: Title, Description, Keywords, Generator and Robots attribute
* Languages: English and German
The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support:
I first used the paid version of AceSEF, It was cumbersome. Later I switched to SmartSEO - a huge mistake, I lost hours and hours of SEO work with that buggy extension.
I have now been using EFSEO for two months. NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM. It is easy and works PERFECTLY.
The fact that is saves the SEO information to the core database is key to its value and function, the other extensions that I used did not and that was a large part of their downfall.
Would it be possible to add H1 editing to EFSEO as well?
My only complaint is that I wish the developer had a support option that was instance (3-5) limited instead of time limited. I would like to send some money for future support but do not expect to use it in the next 31 days before it would expire.
thank you very much for your review!
I will soon release a great free update for EFSEO:
- Backend component to edit the entries directly
- Use relative URLs to identify the entries - independent of domain changes
- Collect URLs automatically for the backend component
Then EFSEO will be even better than it is already! ;-)
Please contact me via the contact form with more details for the H1 editing feature.
Thank you for your suggestion. Yes, I also plan to change the subscription packages, so I will think about the lifetime subscription!
Kubik i cant call him friendly (maybe too many hours online helping idiots like me)but he supports his scripts fast and all these for free.
I wish they were more Kubiks in Joomla, they make our life easier cheaper and more interesting.
Thank you for the this script.
Thank you very much for your review!
PS: We had no personal contact with each other, so you can not say that I am not friendly! ;-)
After some initial frustrating days, I signed up for the 31 day VIP tech support service, and the author has taken great care to answer all my questions with details and enlighten me in areas where I needed it.
I must say, I have NEVER been in such easy and clear control of my meta data, on quite a complex and multi-language site, and I feel extremely at ease (and relieved!) working with this.
Thank you again!
Thank you very much for your review and the VIP subscription!
I had a small problem but received fast support, even in the free section of the forum.
Conclusion: Great extension to boost your website and fast support. What do you want more?
Thank you very much to the developer and I am going to donate a reasonable amount now!
Thank you very much for your review and donation!
Thank you very much for your kind words. Have success with EFSEO!
I really like the automatic mode. So I don't have to enter any metadata into my articles, the plugin does it automatically. The best thing is that I can control and change them directly in the frontend. Just great!
I thank the developer and hope that EFSEO will be further developed for a long time!
Of course it will! :-)
Thank you for your review.
Do not, and I repeat, do not waste your money with SMART SEO. They claim it's 2.5 stable but it will not work. This plugin was so easy to install. All you do is go to plugin-manager, choose which level of user can use it, enter the user ID, publish and see it on the front page.
It even changes the generator tag! I had to use a seperate extension for that. This is amazing. I am donating for this wonderful extension. Please.. please continue to update it. Heck, you can even charge $15-$20 and I'd pay for it again. Just as long as you continue to update it (unlike Smart SEO).
5/5 Stars. Works and it's free... wow.
Very nice review. Thank you!
I'm going to update the plugin soon with a new feature for the article component (com_content):
EFSEO will generate the description and keywords automatically from the loaded article! :-)
You can even asign users.
You are absolutely right. As I already said:
"The handling of the metadata in Joomla! has never been so easy!"
Simple, intuitive, very very useful.
Thank you for a great product.
Nice review! Thank you very much.
EFSEO is fully compatible with any language in the latest version: http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/images/efseo-cyrillic.png
Don't submit reviews on old versions which are no longer maintained.
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I found another plugin i thought was good, seoboss but it includes a tag that Google does not use.
EFSEO is the best because it allows you to create a new meta title and it replaces the tag. It also saves the meta title, description and keywords into the database with the article so if you delete the plugin the information is left there. You don't have to redo the work!
I love this plugin also because it is front end. I just got to one of my pages, figure out which keyword to target and enter the information in. No need to find article in backend and open it.
Nice! Thank you very much for your review.
I wish you success with EFSEO!