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sh404SEF version 4.22.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.21.0. This is a maintenance release with a couple of bug fixes. 

Important: sh404SEF now requires Joomla 3.9.0 or more recent. It won't install or update on older Joomla versions.

Important: As per previous notices, all our extensions now require PHP 5.6 as a minimum PHP version. sh404SEF or wbAMP will not install or update if a lower PHP version is detected.

Here are the highlights:

  • Use sh404sef_qrcode anywhere on your site to display a QRCode of current or any other URL
  • Prevent deprecation warning when running under PHP 8
  • Added fbclid to the list of automatically stripped query variables
  • Added a specific id and class to QRCode inserted into pages for custom size and styling
  • Added sh404sef_url_before_store filter to modify URLs on the fly before they are stored to the database
  • Better handling of Joomla errors other then 404, now passing them back to Joomla error display in all cases
  • Incorrectly formed script tag in head when social tracking is enabled
  • SEO management features can sometimes remove some parts of the HEAD section of a page

Please see this page for a full changelog. This release is immediately available both from the download area and using the one-click Joomla! updater of your web site.

Best regards

Weeblr.com

wbAMP version 1.16.0 released

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the release of wbAMP version 1.16.0. It adds a new filter and brings PHP 8 compatiblity. It also requires PHP 5.6 and Joomla 3.9.0 as a minimum.

wbAMP brings Accelerated Mobile Pages to Joomla. Please read our blog post for more details.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added a filter to enable/disable standalone mode on a page by page basis
  • Updated shLib library for PHP 8 compatibility
  • Enforcing strict PHP 5.6 minimal version. Won't install with a lower PHP version
  • Strict minimal Joomla version is now 3.9.0
  • sh404SEF connector wrongly setting the title using the description meta
  • Installing back Community version over full version prevents future one-click updates as wbAMP still tries to install full version.

Please see this page for a full changelog. This release is immediately available both from the download area and using the one-click Joomla! updater of your web site.

Best regards

Weeblr.com

sh404SEF version 4.21.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.21.0. This is a maintenance release with a couple of bug fixes. 

Important: sh404SEF now requires Joomla 3.9.0 or more recent. It won't install or update on older Joomla versions.

Important: As per previous notices, all our extensions now require PHP 5.6 as a minimum PHP version. sh404SEF or wbAMP will not install or update if a lower PHP version is detected.

Here are the highlights:

  • Enforcing strict PHP 5.6 minimal version. Won't install with a lower PHP version
  • Added 3 filters, sh404sef_meta_page_title, sh404sef_meta_description and sh404sef_meta_robots to allow programmatically updating page title, meta description and meta robots on the fly
  • Added support for sh404sef_social_buttons_disable tag which blocks display of social sharing buttons if found in a page
  • Only use Joomla router strict mode for com_content
  • Do not use getHostByAddr to build security log files, can cause PHP warnings
  • Only use the Share API on actual mobile devices. Some desktop browsers offer it now but sharing experience is bad with nearly no sharing targets available
  • Smaller padding around sharing buttons
  • Analytics Top URLs not displayed if some pages are reported by Google but have zero views
  • Possible fatal error if creating a link to a category which has been deleted permanently
  • PHP warning on 404 errors page when sharing buttons are enabled

Please see this page for a full changelog. This release is immediately available both from the download area and using the one-click Joomla! updater of your web site.

Best regards

Weeblr.com

sh404SEF version 4.20.3 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.20.3. This is a maintenance release with a couple of bug fixes. 

Important: sh404SEF now requires Joomla 3.9.0 or more recent. It won't install or update on older Joomla versions.

Important: From June 1st, 2020, all our extensions will require PHP 5.6 as a minimum PHP version. Extensions released after this date will not install or update if a lower PHP version is detected.

Here are the highlights:

  • If Show publishing options is disabled on Joomla edit page, characters counter in page title and meta description fields are not displayed but cause a javascript error
  • The duplicate URL management popup is empty when opening in the backend.

Please see this page for a full changelog. This release is immediately available both from the download area and using the one-click Joomla! updater of your web site.

Best regards

Weeblr.com