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

Beautiful SEF URLs, Facebook Instant Articles and XML Sitemaps for your Joomla! site!

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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.

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 SEF URLs are implemented for the core Joomla! content extensions ( articles, categories and tags ).

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!

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 and Menu items.


Functionality

Felt similar to WordPress, made my URLs extremely simple (site/article-name). I've tested a lot of SEF extensions, this one's the best.

Ease of use

Was able to setup within a minute. Works like a charm. It's a light extension which is another bonus.

Support

Support is fantastic. They fixed my issue in speedy time. :-)

Documentation
I used this to: Using it with a CCK and Joomla articles.

The best extension


Posted on 12 March 2017
Functionality

How the links must be

Ease of use

Very easy to use

Support
Documentation

Great!!!


Posted on 16 December 2016
Functionality

It made Joomla SEF Great!!

Ease of use

5 star only remember to enable Jommla SEF

Support

Very fast also for free version

Documentation

Good , they should only specify than Jommla SEF but be enabled

I used this to: I use this in all site i developed!!

OMG, this must be in the core


Posted on 11 December 2016
Functionality

This extension provides the missing piece in Joomla's router allowing you to define custom url style for your articles, categories etc.

Ease of use

You can define your url's structure using predefined "placeholders", pretty much similar with wordpress. Really easy !

Support

I never used support but i notice that the developer is Lefteris, one of the guys between K2 project. So i am really confident in him

Documentation

I was able to find quickly all the avabilable that i can use to construct my URL's structure. Pretty easy !

I used this to: I was looking for too long for a way to obtain a simple url structure for articles (site.com/article-alias) without having the menu or category in the URL.
I think this extension SHOULD be part of the core merged into the upcoming new joomla router strategy. IT'S A MUST HAVE ! :

Functionality

Works great. Once you get your head around a few basic concepts it is very easy.

Ease of use

A small learning curve is needed. I suggest experimenting with some of the settings and view the results

Support

Just a bit of help info on the website

Documentation

Just a webpage on their site

I used this to: I am going to get this on all my websites. Just what I wanted Highly recommend!

Small and simple


Posted on 11 July 2016
Functionality

Small and simple extension, very useful

Ease of use

Easy, just insert pattern and ready to go

Support

I recive an email after only 30 minutes, in Saturday :)

Documentation

Could be better

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Paid download | Images | Firecoders
3
Score:
96
3 reviews
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Showtime Image Gallery

Showtime Image Gallery

Paid download | Galleries | Firecoders
3
Score:
96
2 reviews
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Route 66 PRO

Route 66 PRO

Paid download | SEF | Firecoders
3
Score:
94
3 reviews
Beautiful SEF URLs, Facebook Instant Articles and XML Sitemaps for your Joomla! site! Route 66 PRO supports Joomla! content, K2, Virtuemart and HikaShop. 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. 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. 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.
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Route 66

Version:
1.3.1
Developer:
Firecoders
Last updated:
Oct 19 2017
Date added:
Jun 20 2016
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
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