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sh404SEF version 4.20.2 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.20.2. This is a maintenance release to improve on direct usage of Joomla router for some components. 

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:

  • Strict minimal Joomla version is now 3.9.0
  • Restrict safer use of Joomla router to only built-in Joomla extensions, several 3rd-party cannot operate with this mode
  • 404 for components set to Use Joomla router if URL rewriting (.htaccess) is not used
  • Possible PHP notice when displaying duplicates of an URL in admin

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 4.20.1 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.20.1. This is a maintenance release just after version 4.20.0 as it contained a bug whereby a fatal error could happen on some rare sites where the server path to the site had uppercase letters on it. In case of such issue, please contact the helpdesk for fixing.

Here are the highlights:

  • Fatal error on sites with uppercase letters in their root path
  • Redesigned and extended Analytics reports in sh404SEF control panel home and dedicated Analytics page
  • Analytics reports can now be viewed from the front end, compliant to Joomla ACL (authorization)
  • Frontend Analytics reports can now be accessed with a secret access key in the URL instead of having to log-ing
  • Now using xlsx file format for all import operations. Much easier and reliable than previous CSV file format
  • Now using Google Analytics reporting API version 4 for all reports
  • Better detection of layout (blog vs list) for category pages. Should create less pages with 'table' prefix for list view while the page is a blog and should not have that prefix (the page was working fine nevertheless)
  • Safer automatic redirects from Joomla SEF URLs to sh404SEF URLs: can now be enabled while retaining proper 404 errors handling
  • Safer use of Joomla router for some components of the site: can now be enabled while retaining proper 404 errors handling
  • Added a filter to enable protection of document format in case of rogue plugins that call Factory::getDocument() before onAfterRoute, causing RSS feeds and PDF files to be turned into HTML document
  • Outbound links symbol does not show if link is https
  • Pinterest button link is HTTP instead of HTTPS

Note: due to using now version 4 of Google Analytics API, you will need to perform again the authorization procedure to display traffic reports.

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 4.20.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.20.0. This is a feature release with lots of improvements and bug fixes.

Here are the highlights:

  • Redesigned and extended Analytics reports in sh404SEF control panel home and dedicated Analytics page
  • Analytics reports can now be viewed from the front end, compliant to Joomla ACL (authorization)
  • Frontend Analytics reports can now be accessed with a secret access key in the URL instead of having to log-ing
  • Now using xlsx file format for all import operations. Much easier and reliable than previous CSV file format
  • Now using Google Analytics reporting API version 4 for all reports
  • Better detection of layout (blog vs list) for category pages. Should create less pages with 'table' prefix for list view while the page is a blog and should not have that prefix (the page was working fine nevertheless)
  • Safer automatic redirects from Joomla SEF URLs to sh404SEF URLs: can now be enabled while retaining proper 404 errors handling
  • Safer use of Joomla router for some components of the site: can now be enabled while retaining proper 404 errors handling
  • Added a filter to enable protection of document format in case of rogue plugins that call Factory::getDocument() before onAfterRoute, causing RSS feeds and PDF files to be turned into HTML document
  • Outbound links symbol does not show if link is https
  • Pinterest button link is HTTP instead of HTTPS

Note: due to using now version 4 of Google Analytics API, you will need to perform again the authorization procedure to display traffic reports.

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 4.19.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.19.0. This is a feature release with lots of improvements and bug fixes.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added fully static social networks sharing buttons for best performance and less user tracking
  • Added support for Web Share API on mobile device when using static sharing buttons
  • Added Internal rewrite to the aliases feature: display another Joomla page without the URL changing
  • Also cache dimensions check for external remote images when the images do not exists
  • Do not convert sharing buttons custom tags on front-end edit page
  • For extensions building SEF URLs from the backend, and relying on menu item aliases, those aliases may not always be properly retrieved (SPPageBuilder for instance)

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