What is sh404SEF

sh404SEF rewrites Joomla URL to user-friendly format (SEF URL or URL rewriting): mysite.com/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=69&id=34... becomes mysite.com/en/sh404SEF-and-url-rewriting/list-of-available-plugins.html).
It is also a security component. Page title and meta tags manager for every page. With or without .htaccess file. Joomfish compatible. Caching system for high speed and very small DB queries overhead.

Support many components natively: VirtueMart, K2, FlexiContent, Kunena, Jomsocial, Community Builder, mosetsTree, Sobi2, myBlog and more. SSL switch, automatic 301 redirection from non-sef to sef, insert Google news style numerical ID,.. Many backend parameters to control URL construction behavior.

sh404SEF features

General features

  • Most popular and longest developed URL manager for Joomla
  • New version notifications in backend
  • Global parameters for extensions (lowercase URLs for example)
  • Flexible character replacement or stripping
  • Supports third-party SEF plugins via the standard Joomla installer including AceSEF and JoomSEF
  • Flexible backend filtering system for efficient URL management
  • Works with Apache and IIS, platform independent
  • Caching system for improved performance (Joomla core compatible)

SEO Improvements

  • Create human ear and search engine friendly (SEF) URLs
  • Remove duplicate URLs, a common problem with Joomla web sites
  • Control URL re-write mode on a per-application basis
  • View your Google Analytics dashboard in the Joomla administrative backend to keep a close eye on traffic volume and referral sites
  • Support for Google News URL format
  • Get the shortest, most significant urls for your site and your web rankings
  • Adjustable parameters for add-on extensions to customize URL appearance per-extension
  • Automatically generate tiny URLs (shURLs) for your content (formerly called pageID)
  • Customize the page title and page description
  • Automatically emphasize all your article titles with "Heading tags"
  • Satisfy many of the Google recommendations for search engine optimization with just a few clicks
  • Fully compatible with multi-language solutions for Joomla such as JoomFish (i.e. internationalization)
  • Drive traffic to your site with auto-generated QR codes
  • Automatically add previous and next HTML5 link types to your pagination links
  • Automatically add rel="canonical" HTTP headers for non-HTML files such as a PDF

Improvents in Site Useability

  • Create customized error pages (i.e. 404) with relevant links and other info
  • Add Heading tags to your articles
  • Automatically indicate the links on your site that lead to external sites with a small icon
  • Automatically convert table-based ouput of core Joomla extensions to the preferred tableless HTML
  • Automatically detect mobile devices and switch templates

Security Improvements

  • Harden against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS)
  • Harden against malicious page requests
  • Limit flooding attacks
  • Protect input forms such as the contact page from spam (using Project Honey Pot)
  • Control site access from suspicious domains (using IP address white listing and black listing)
  • Prevent CMS identification via the 'meta generator' tag

sh404SEF demo


sh404SEF download

You can buy the latest stable version of sh404SEF at http://anything-digital.com/downloads.html

Don't forget to visit sh404SEF extensions for more Features & Extensions. 

Install sh404SEF in Joomla! 2.5