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#7931 – 4SEO Beta

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Sunday, 20 June 2021 13:23 UTC
johnvonahlen

Hi Yannick,
I'd like to apply for the 4SEO Beta.

I also have a question.
I have sh404SEF and wbAMP installed on my site. Can/will 4SEO replace both of these?

Thanks,
John.

Monday, 21 June 2021 10:39 UTC
wb_weeblr

Hi

The beta test period has been closed nearly 3 weeks ago! Version 1.0 stable of 4SEO has been released on June 3 and you can find the 4SEO product page and subscription plan here. We have a 20% launch discount running on it until June 30 and if you have an active sh404SEF or wbAMP subscription, you can get an additional 10% discount.

I have sh404SEF and wbAMP installed on my site. Can/will 4SEO replace both of these?

It will replace neither. wbAMP does Accelerated Mobile Pages and specialiazes in that.

4SEO and sh404SEF have a bit of overlap in that sh404SEF has some SEO features but its basic function is SEF URLs. 

Here is the global picture:

- sh404SEF does SEF URLs, 4SEO does nothing with URL construction and management (it has redirections and canonical,  a lot)

- It means you can use 4SEO with sh404SEF for SEF URLs, but also with JoomSEF or another SEF extension, or directly with Joomla SEF URLs.

- sh404SEF has few SEO features, 4SEO is only SEO

- you can use both together on Joomla 3

- 4SEO runs on Joomla 3 and 4

- sh404SEF will only run on Joomla 3

- when Joomla 4 is stable, we will have a small Joomla 3&4 extension, called 4SEF, that will take over the URL management part of sh404SEF, and provide a transparent migration from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 for SEF URLs and custom meta data.

So there's a bit of overlap, but 4SEO is SEO for 2021. It does away with most of the extra baggage accumulated by sh404SEF but adds SEO features lacking in sh404SEF, those that matters today:

- structured data generation

- sitemap with only relevant URLs

- redirection engine, canonical rules

- content replacement (auto linking for instance)

- several other tools needed for SEO (analytics snippets, custom code insertion, put some pages offline)

- work on the frontend

and of course 4SEO has a much better user interface.

In addition, I'd like to mention that sh404SEF will be supported (on Joomla 3) for as long as Joomla 3 is relevant. Joomla 3 will be supported by the Joomla project officially for 2 years after Joomla 4 is released, but I know people will keep using it for more than that so I will support sh404SEF at least another year after that, and maybe more depending on demand.

Best regards

Yannick Gaultier

weeblr.com / @weeblr

 

 
Thursday, 22 July 2021 05:34 UTC
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