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adsoma
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sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by adsoma » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:26 pm

Hi Guys.

After using sh404SEF for years, recently I noticed that if I disable sh404SEF, the urls keeps clean and not changes at all. :pop
I know the Joomla 3.* has a new routing system.

The million dollar question is:

Still is really necessary sh404SEF?

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Re: sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by Rondeb » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:44 pm

Hello,

I have never used sh404SEF so no it is not necessary.

Look with DeadlinkerCheck if you still have 404 links.

Greetings Ron :)

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Re: sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by sozzled » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:12 pm

sh404SEF was never necessary. If people want to buy it and use it and if it still works then that's for people to decide.
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Re: sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by adsoma » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:58 pm

sozzled wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:12 pm
sh404SEF was never necessary. If people want to buy it and use it and if it still works then that's for people to decide.
Well I think this days is not necessary. I build my website in J1.5, and believe me, sh404SEF was great component that fixed a lot of URL problems. But like I said, maybe this days Joomla solved the URL situation.
Mainly because my website is in spanish with "ñ", "á", etc,.
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Re: sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by sozzled » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm

I'm pleased that we were able to help.

A lot of people worry about URL "problems"; a lot of people waste their time worrying about URL problems and invest their money trying to "fix" things. I have better things to do in my life than worry about URLs. The number one objective is to attract people to use your website (and most people use Google to get there); Google is not interested in the URL. Whatever URL people use to get to the website content is merely a convenience (and most people don't remember URLs anyway).

Most people remember how they found the content; most people never remember the exact URL they used to get to that content.

I just use "vanilla" [SEF] URLs and that's good enough for me. ;)
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Re: sh404SEF, still necessary?

Post by Webdongle » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:43 am

+1 @sozzled
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