Facebook integration, URL Canonicalization , Core Enhancements, SEF, SEO & Metadata

Beautiful SEF URLs, SEO content analysis by Yoast, Google PageSpeed optimization, Facebook Instant Articles and XML Sitemaps for Joomla! Route 66 PRO supports Joomla! content, K2, Virtuemart, and HikaShop.

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Flexible SEF URLs definition using patterns

Route 66 allows you to define your site SEF URLs using patterns and not be restricted by limited URL options! Patterns can include any URL friendly character along with some tokens for generating dynamic variables ( like the article's date for example ). Here are some examples of URL patterns you can use in Route 66:

  • blog/{articleYear}/{articleMonth}/{articleAlias}
  • {categoryAlias}/{articleAlias}
  • {articleAlias}
  • page-{articleId}
  • {categoryPath}/{articleAlias}

It's that simple to add SEF URLs to your site with Route 66. Check out the documentation to see a list of all available tokens for the extensions that Route 66 supports. Last but not least, Route 66 allows you to define different pattern per language when multiple languages are enabled to your site.

SEO Content Analysis by Powered by Yoast

Route 66 can analyze your site's content and provide suggestions for improving the SEO score of individual articles (or K2 items) right into the article (item) edit form! The SEO analysis is powered by the famous Yoast SEO engine.

Exceptional performance

Unlike bulky SEF extensions that can store thousands of URLs to your site's database, Route 66 offers dynamic and high performance URL generation. In short, Route 66 will not impact your website’s performance.

Duplicate URLs handling - Canonical Links

If Route 66 detects any duplicate URLs it will redirect to the canonical URL automatically. Let's say for example that you have an article with ID 9 and alias "have-a-nice-day" . Let's also assume that you have set up Route 66 using the pattern story/{articleAlias}. The generated URL will be story/have-a-nice-day . URLs like the following which lead to the same article will get redirected to story/have-a-nice-day:

  • index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9:have-a-nice-day
  • component/content/article/9-have-a-nice-day
  • menu-alias/article/9-have-a-nice-day

For optimal SEO, Route 66 automatically adds the canonical url to the page header. This is especially important when pages utilize query and/or anchor variables appended to the URL (story/have-a-nice-day?modal=welcome ).

Route 66 PRO SEF URLs are implemented for the core Joomla! content extensions ( articles, categories and tags ) as well as for K2, Virtuemart and HikaShop.

Google PageSpeed Optimization

Route 66 now can optimize your site to achieve a high score at Google PageSpeed! Route 66 follows the Google PageSpeed recommendations to make your Joomla site get ranked high by Google.

Facebook Instant Articles

Route 66 now supports Facebook Instant Articles! It allows you to generate a feed of Facebook Instant Articles based on your site's content. You can also filter the feed articles based on categories. Finally, Route 66 comes with built-in integration for Google Analytics and Google DFP!
Note that Facebook Instant Articles work only for Joomla! articles and K2 Items.

XML and Google News Sitemaps

Make it easier for Google and other search engines to discover your site content with XML sitemaps. Route 66 can generate those sitemaps for you! It allows you to filter the sitemap content based on categories. The sitemap can include entries from Joomla! articles, Menu items, K2 Items, Virtuemart Products and Hikashop Products.

Works as advertised, a small "treasure chest" of items to improve site speed and SEO. Noticeable improvements with basic configurations.
Ease of use
Sensible on/off options, ability to customize how you utilize the various elements.
Outstanding support. Problems with multilingual site and module issues in K2 were fixed quickly by developer via ticket system. Excellent!
Very good.
Value for money
Excellent!! Has many options for improving site functionality, and the tech support is worth every penny!
I used this to: A Joomla 3.9.1 site for antique dealer with hundreds of unique K2 items. Used to customize URLs for better SEO, and optimize site to improve load speed. Very noticeable improvements using basic settings!
Works exactly as described. A few pre-sale questions we answered quickly and a minor issue after install was addressed and quickly fixed.
Ease of use
Very easy to set up and use. No confusing maze of settings to navigate through, like other SEF extensions.
Quick, effective support. Very pleased.
Clear and easy to understand. In fact, it was so clear, my pre-sale questions were more to verify than to clear up confusion.
Value for money
Excellent value.
I used this to: Our Joomla 3.8 website that supports our print publication, with thousands of K2 items, Joomla articles, submission forms and other related information. Needed to replace MijoSEF which is no longer supported.
Not have as many options as other extension on the JED, the ones it does have it excels at and are up to date
Ease of use
The ease of use is really the gem of this extension
ticket system is as expected
Well documented for all features
Value for money
awesome value
I used this to: multiple retail sites and blogging

Great Joomla extension

Posted on 19 January 2018
Very good, it was exactly what I need.
Ease of use
Simple for everyone.
Really fast response and very helpful.
Well documented.
Value for money
Very Reasonable.
Worked very quickly with minimal configuration and made site faster.
Ease of use
Anyone can set this up in a couple of minutes
Excellent support - got a fast reply even at the weekend.
Well documented
Value for money
Great value - a fair price for the functionality it has and the time it saves you.
I used this to: as having tried a couple of other SEF extensions. I don´t need or want to spend hours on SEF. I just wanted a clean, easy to configure extension that would work with K2. Route66 Pro would have saved me HOURS if I had installed it before.

Very Good Extension

Posted on 27 October 2016
Important plugin for those who want better route on their joomla installation.
Ease of use
Very easy and handling!
Good Support and very helpful.
The documentaion its ok, although i believe it could be better.
Value for money
Value for money!
Each feature works as it should. I also appreciate the ability to enable/disable added features (redirect & canonical)
Ease of use
Straight Forward - just remember to use curly brackets and at least one identifiers token.
Excellent - the developer welcomed my jFeedback :)
Very Good - provided everything you need
Value for money
Very Reasonable - works out to approx €2/mo if you get the 12 month Pro Plan
I used this to: remove the categories from my K2 items for short memorable SEF URLs
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Last updated:
Nov 30 2018
Date added:
Jun 20 2016
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