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

4SEO version 5.0.0


We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 5.0.0. This is a feature release that includes Joomla 5 compatibility.

Here are the highlights:

  • Minor tweaks for Joomla 5 compatibility
  • Added CCBot to "Exclude common AI bots" and prevent the CommonCrawl crawler to use your site data to train their model
  • Added Google-Extended to "Exclude common AI bots", to prevent Google Bard and VertexAI bots to use your site data to train their model
  • Added ability to add translation for new languages, or override existing translations, by dropping a json file in a subdirectory of /libraries/weeblr
  • If Joomla Debug system is enabled, 4SEO won't display user-configured error pages anymore
  • Accomodate pages where some custom javascript code has been added that includes invalid html tags in text strings, thus breaking cron or performance measurements pixels injection
  • When customizing a URL in 4SEF, if the custom URL is an existing one, the metadata in 4SEO was lost
  • Possible fatal error when using a custom field to configure a structured data date (publication, modification, etc) and a custom date format is in use through modifying DATE_FORMAT_LC* Joomla language strings
  • Multipages articles are not properly canonicalized, based on whether the Show All option is enabled or not
  • Inserting a local image into an error page through the editor does not show either in the admin or on the frontend
  • Canonical pages that have been excluded from sitemap by a rule or otherwise can sometimes be put back in the sitemap

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