4SEO chart built from Google Search Console data showing a website Search results performance

4SEO version 4.6.0


We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 4.6.0. This is a feature and maintenance release with multiple improvements and bug fixes, including the support for IndexNow submission:

Here are the highlights:

  • Added submission to IndexNow from the frontend
  • Added submission to IndexNow from Pages page in 4SEO admin
  • Now showing a warning if the URL used to access the admin is not the same as the one configured for the website home address
  • Added tooltip on all rules title input fields mentioning title is the only searchable field and should be meaningful
  • Always use the configured main site address to build sitemap addresses instead of currently loaded sitemap address
  • Reworked sitemap generation, more efficient, will more often serve stale sitemap until new sitemap is ready, reducing / service unavailable / errors for search engines
  • Added setting for delay between 2 consecutive sitemaps automatic rebuild, change default from 5 to 30 minutes
  • Restored display of Bing last visit to load the sitemap
  • Disabled automatic retrieval of GPS coordinates in Organization structured data, was exceeding GoogleMaps quota and failing too often. GPS coordinates should only be retrieved with the Find coordinates button in the Stuctured Data settings
  • Changed API endpoint address to /index.php/_wblapi. Also always include nolangfilter=1 in API requests, to prevent language filter redirects
  • Toolbar and local menu options to delete a page record now disabled for home page
  • Manual add/refresh page now re-analyze page, even if it was previously excluded from analysis
  • Never add the home page to the list of URLs excluded from analysis
  • Removed link to Twitter sharing tester page, no longer fully active
  • PHP error when triggering updates through the Joomla 4 command-line application
  • Images with a protocol-relative src attribute are not properly extracted from content, resulting in incorrect image link and possibly false-positive broken links
  • sh404SEF importer does not import all redirects/canonicals, including those with external redirects targets
  • Frontend metadata and social networks edit popup can only be closed once, requires a page reload otherwise
  • Tracking of search engines loading sitemap was only working as expected for index sitemap, not for partial sitemaps
  • When checking Joomla Redirect component for redirects in case of a 404, the 4SEO error page will not be displayed if a redirect exists n the form index.php?Itemid=123, and the menu item with ID 123 does not exists
  • 404 error page is not displayed on sites which had sh404SEF when 4SEO was installed, but sh404SEF database tables were deleted since 4SEO installation
  • Possible deprecation warning on PHP 8.x in medata helper for some values of the meta description
  • Possible PHP warning on Hikashop product pages if product has no rating
  • PHP fatal error when generating structured data for Hikashop when it is configured to let users sort comments and reviews on the frontend
  • Possible deprecation warning when creating structured data on PHP 8

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.

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