What are SEF URL’s? http://www.myurl.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=27 http:// www.myurl.com/index.php?option=com_expose&Itemid=26 These are NOT search engine friendly URL’s http:// www.myurl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1 http:// www.suffolkcomputerservices.co.uk/Website-Design-News/how-do-i-remove-the-joomla-generator-tag.html These ARE search engine friendly URL’s http://www.joomla.org/announcements/general-news/5236-10-million-thank-yous.html http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communities-&-groupware/communities/210/details
If you’re new to SEF, use beginner mode (sh404SEF)
Mostly only need to use Configuration – don’t panic about all the other features!
Remember to purge URL’s when making changes
SH404SEF Beginner Mode Advanced Mode Has security system in-built to screen requests for common attacks Plugin installation a bit cumbersome & not user friendly Documentation wiki: http://doc.extensions.siliana.com
Artio (JoomSEF) Has a free & paid version [£22] (free version has “SEO by Artio” on pages) Lots of plugins, they will create custom plugins as required – some are chargeable, ~£10 each Very easy & user friendly plugin installation – looks & acts the same as extension installation Documentation: http://www.artio.net/en/joomsef/artio-joomsef-documentation