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4SEO version 1.2.0

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 1.2.0. This is a feature release with multiple improvements and a few fixes. It is advised to Reset Analysis after updating, in order to get updated information.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added sitemap control rules to exclude group of pages based on their URLs, categories or age (days since creation/modification)
  • Added sitemap support for excluding archived articles, either globally or using rules for partial exclusions.
  • Auto-detect, rebuild and submit sitemap when canonical or robots tags changes in a page
  • Use content-base hashing for sitemaps identification, instead of random. Avoids resubmitting to search engines when sitemap is rebuilt but is actually the same as previous.
  • Added setting to enable/disable applying robots.txt rules to exclude pages from analysis
  • Do not collect links from pages with a nofollow meta tag
  • Added option to decide whether to log external 404 errors. Avoid robots requests cluttering the error logs.
  • Added full Dutch translation, thanks to Davy Renckens
  • Added alerts dismissal system, messages and alerts can be permanently dismissed or be reminded later. Also added a system config button to bring back immediately alerts where 'Remind me later' has been selected.
  • Content replacer now automatically avoids replacing inside of HTML elements when creating a link
  • Also record external pages linked through redirects instead of just internal ones.
  • Added a search box in the image file manager
  • Added more protection in case of invalid canonical URL found in existing page
  • Updated remote image size detection code, size of more images can be detected.

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

 

4SEO version 1.1.1 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 1.1.1. This is a maintenance  release for 1.1.0, which included Core Web Vitals measurement included and multiple improvements and fixes. It is advised to Reset Analysis after updating, in order to get updated information.

Here are the highlights:

  • Filter out more robots requests from 404s errors list
  • Added replacement rule option to execute or not content replacement on links href/src attributes
  • Simplified layout when viewing on details view of a single page
  • Take into account some query variables when finding out canonical URLs, do not rely on Joomla router
  • Include page number in item ids, else some pages may not be considered canonical. Except for multipage articles
  • Added empty alt attribute on noscript cron trigger image
  • Crawler can be marked as 'in error' under some rare conditions even if there's one or more pages to crawl
  • Some external requests can be stored as pages even if Collect Incoming Requests is disabled (under rare conditions)
  • Sitemap can be empty due to to Incoming URL collection option not being set
  • Sitemap URL copy button does not work
  • Collect incoming requests option added in last version was not properly initialized

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

 

4SEO version 1.1.0 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 1.1.0. This is a feature release with Core Web Vitals measurement included and multiple improvements and fixes. It is advised to Reset Analysis after updating, in order to get updated information.

Here are the highlights:

  • Added measurement and reporting of Google performance metrics: Core Web Vitals, part of the Page Experience Update
  • Redirect rules can now use {$1}, {$2},... placeholders in redirect targets, avoids having to switch to regular expressions
  • Added documentation about and improved user interface when creating an external cron job to trigger 4SEO actions
  • More thorough automatic meta description cleanup
  • Hardened soft cron pixel handling, browser console may show some errors depending on server config (errors do not affect operation anyway)
  • Improved handling of multipage articles, taking into account tabs and sliders formats - close #283
  • Default organization logo width and height may not be properly computed when log is pasted in instead of selected from server

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

 

4SEO version 1.0.3 released

Hello,

We're pleased to announce the release of 4SEO version 1.0.3. This is a maintenance release improving multiple things and fixing multiple bugs. It is advised to Reset Analysis after updating, in order to get updated information.

Here are the highlights:

  • Also expand variables (4seo_xxx) in full page source, not just regular content and modules. Can be used inside of custom structured data rules for instance
  • Enforce a default structured data type for structured data rules creation, prevent saving if empty
  • Added option to only crawl links found inside website pages and discard external requests.
  • Modified CSS for Joomla 4 RC2
  • Do not collect requests made with the ajax component
  • Now counting only analyzed pages when showing duplicate titles/meta description
  • Now removing aliases from articles and other native content types ids, for brevity and in case they are modified by user
  • Added more common tracking variables to be discarded from incoming requests
  • Improved dashboard design for clarity
  • Order Errors and broken links display by number of hits
  • Custom meta description or title are set into page but not used in OGP or Twitter Cards
  • Sometimes structured data rules may not be applied if there is no specific 4SEO plugins for the extension creating the page content
  • May create empty rows in the rules tables when structured data rules are executed.
  • Frontend 4SEO button is full page width on Firefox
  • Built-in articles structured data rules may not be applied on Joomla 4
  • May collect pages with double or more /index.php/ prefix on multilingual sites with no URL rewriting

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