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#7984 – 4seo

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Sunday, 04 July 2021 00:06 UTC
sstrohmayer-linuxcourseware-com

Do you want me to upgrade to the new version?

Does this mean I should remove SH40SEF

I am sorry for the delay in asking the questions.

Stay well

Sandor

Monday, 05 July 2021 07:34 UTC
wb_weeblr

Hi

You should not remove sh404SEF (you would lose all your pages addresses).

4SEO is not a replacement for sh404SEF, they are different extensions, covering different fields - although there's a little bit of overlap.

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

- core web vitals measurement

- sitemap with only relevant URLs

- broken links identification

- 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 or 404)

- 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, 05 August 2021 05:34 UTC
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