Sef Urls


Lowrance fish finders buying guide. As stated in the overview, the most important characteristic of sh404SEF SEF URLs management is that it stores them inside your server database. As we are going to review settings and procedures related to URLs construction, please remember that after changing any setting that modify the way URLs are built, you should use the Purge button on the URL Manager page, so that old URLs are removed and new URLs are recreated.

Xt:Commerce 3.0.4 and xtcModified search engine friendly URL module. customweb/xtc-sef-urls. The main feature that SH404SEF is built for is to create nice-looking readable (SEF) URL's, avoiding duplicate content and rerouting all non-SEF URL's to the SEF ones trough a 301-redirect. Currently Joomla is quite capable of creating it's own SEF URL's, so that feature may not be the utmost important feature anymore, but duplicate URL's. Search Engine Friendly URLs allow certain search engines to index more of your site, because they aren't confused with all the 'weird' signs in a dynamic URL. These signs include &,? Marks,% signs and = signs. MyBB 1.4 supports SEF URLs which can be enabled from with the Admin Control Panel, and makes your URLs static (easier to index).

The Purge button will only delete automatically generated URLs. Your manually customized URLs, as well as any meta data (page title, description, social networks tags,..) are safely kept untouched.

Once you've purged the URL database, you should visit the home page of your site in your browser, so that Joomla! and in turns sh404SEF starts rebuilding new URLs. Until all URLs have been rebuilt, 404 errors may be generated if a direct request is made to a previous SEF URL. As such, you should normally not purge URLs after a site has launched and its content has been possibly indexed by search engines.

Tip: after purging URLs, you can speed up the URLs creation process by using a sitemap generator or a broken links checker. Point them at your site root URL, and they will crawl all links they find, thus generating all URLs in the process.

The URL manager

The URL manager is the central place for managing URLs. It lists all SEF URLs that have been created, and allows you to perform most operations on them

From there, and on per-URL basis, you'll be able to:

  • Customize a SEF URL
  • Set meta data, such as page title or description, canonical URL
  • Set social SEO tags (Facebook image, Twitter cards data,..)
  • Set up redirects
  • Manage duplicates
  • Get the short URL (shUrl) or a QR Code for each page
  • import/export URLs and meta data
  • delete a URL with or without its duplicates
  • delete all URLS recorded in the database, with the Purge button
  • find where a given URL was found and created
(Redirected from SEF URL)

Clean URLs, also sometimes referred to as RESTful URLs, user-friendly URLs, pretty URLs or search engine-friendly URLs, are URLs intended to improve the usability and accessibility of a website or web service by being immediately and intuitively meaningful to non-expert users. Such URL schemes tend to reflect the conceptual structure of a collection of information and decouple the user interface from a server's internal representation of information. Other reasons for using clean URLs include search engine optimization (SEO),[1] conforming to the representational state transfer (REST) style of software architecture, and ensuring that individual web resources remain consistently at the same URL. This makes the World Wide Web a more stable and useful system, and allows more durable and reliable bookmarking of web resources.[2]

Clean URLs also do not contain implementation details of the underlying web application. This carries the benefit of reducing the difficulty of changing the implementation of the resource at a later date. For example, many URLs include the filename of a server-side script, such as example.php, example.asp or cgi-bin. If the underlying implementation of a resource is changed, such URLs would need to change along with it. Likewise, when URLs are not 'clean', if the site database is moved or restructured it has the potential to cause broken links, both internally and from external sites, the latter of which can lead to removal from search engine listings. The use of clean URLs presents a consistent location for resources to user-agents regardless of internal structure. A further potential benefit to the use of clean URLs is that the concealment of internal server or application information can improve the security of a system.


A URL will often comprise a path, script name, and query string. The query string parameters dictate the content to show on the page, and frequently include information opaque or irrelevant to users—such as internal numeric identifiers for values in a database, illegibly encoded data, session IDs, implementation details, and so on. Clean URLs, by contrast, contain only the path of a resource, in a hierarchy that reflects some logical structure that users can easily interpret and manipulate.

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The implementation of clean URLs involves URL mapping via pattern matching or transparent rewriting techniques. As this usually takes place on the server side, the clean URL is often the only form seen by the user.

For search engine optimization purposes, web developers often take this opportunity to include relevant keywords in the URL and remove irrelevant words. Common words that are removed include articles and conjunctions, while descriptive keywords are added to increase user-friendliness and improve search engine rankings.[1]


A fragment identifier can be included at the end of a clean URL for references within a page, and need not be user-readable.[3]


Some systems define a slug as the part of a URL that identifies a page in human-readable keywords.[4][5] It is usually the end part of the URL, which can be interpreted as the name of the resource, similar to the basename in a filename or the title of a page. The name is based on the use of the word slug in the news media to indicate a short name given to an article for internal use.


Slugs are typically generated automatically from a page title but can also be entered or altered manually, so that while the page title remains designed for display and human readability, its slug may be optimized for brevity or for consumption by search engines. Long page titles may also be truncated to keep the final URL to a reasonable length.

Slugs may be entirely lowercase, with accented characters replaced by letters from the Latin script and whitespace characters replaced by a hyphen or an underscore to avoid being encoded. Punctuation marks are generally removed, and some also remove short, common words such as conjunctions. For example, the title This, That, and the Other! An Outré Collection could have a generated slug of this-that-other-outre-collection.

Another benefit of URL slugs is the facilitated ability to find a desired page out of a long list of URLs without page titles, such as a minimal list of opened tabs exported using a browser extension, and the ability to preview the approximate title of a target page in the browser if hyperlinked to without title.

See also[edit]

  • Persistent uniform resource locator (PURL)


  1. ^ abOpitz, Pascal (28 February 2006). 'Clean URLs for better search engine ranking'. Content with Style. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  2. ^Berners-Lee, Tim (1998). 'Cool URIs don't change'. Style Guide for online hypertext. W3C. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^'Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax'. RFC 3986. Internet Engineering Task Force. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  4. ^Slug in the WordPress glossary
  5. ^Slug in the Django glossary

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External links[edit]

Search Engine Friendly Urls Joomla Not Working

  • URL as UI, by Jakob Nielsen
  • Cool URIS don't change, by Tim Berners-Lee

K2 Joomla Sef Urls

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