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sh404SEF version 4.14.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.14.0. This is a feature and maintenance release:.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added rule-based URL blocking, comes with default common WordPress bots attacks rules. Fully customizable.
  • Added support for wildcards in aliases target for regular expressions aliases
  • Added widgetkit shortcodes removal from automatically generated descriptions.
  • Added preview link for Canonical type aliases in Aliases manager
  • Extended all URLs database columns to 2048 caracters
  • 404 URLs may have an additional leading slash when recorded.

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 4.13.2 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.13.2. This is a maintenance release with just a bug fixes and minor changes.

Here are the highlights:

  • Can have 404 errors on some links on some components, if set to 'Use Joomla router', '301 redirect from Joomla SEF' is enabled and some combination of menu items configuration.
  • Canonical created from the URL manager since version 4.13 may not be taken into account in some cases.
  • Canonical URLs set to the same page are not inserted into the page.
  • Create longer description when automatically generating meta description, around 250 characters.
  • Do not remove initial slash when recording a 404, may hide some useful information
  • Remove {field} and {fieldgroup} tags from automatically generated meta description
  • Analytics IP exclusion now operates on servers behind proxies
  • When using Joomla router for an extension, remove any trailing slash on the path as can hit routing bugs in some extensions (DOCMan)
  • URL source recording now also records a new URL duplication rank
  • Limit alias index size on shURL database table, for systems which enforce index size limits
  • Added back using JRequest for extensions not compliant with Joomla API such as Mijoshop.
  • Added more sanitization to the '301 redirect from Joomla SEF' feature, to account for Joomla router parsing invalid URLs.

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 4.13.1 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.13.1. This is a maintenance release with just a couple of bug fixes.

Here are the highlights:

  • If 301 redirect from Joomla SEF to sh404SEF is enabled, the 404 error page does not work.
  • Home page meta data is correctly saved but an error message is displayed

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 4.13.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of sh404SEF version 4.13.0. This is a feature and maintenance release with multiple improvements and bug fixes.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added a filter on the list of query variables to strip before looking up custom meta data
  • Added back automatic redirect from Joomla standard SEF URLs to sh404SEF SEF URLs
  • Increased allowed meta description maximum length to 512 characters.
  • Removed analytics Facebook events tracking, API retired by Facebook early 2018
  • Adjusted import/export routines to new aliases format
  • Now handling spaces in aliases
  • Several bug fixes related to installation

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