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Mod Version: 0.9, by BirdOPrey5 (Moderator) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.10 Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 44
Released: 14 Jan 2012 Last Update: Never Downloads: 217
Supported Uses Plugins Is in Beta Stage  

Current Version: 0.9 Beta

The purpose of this mod is to make "friendly" URLs in VB4 even better.

DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE VBSEO - It should already do this.

Demo: Test Thread on Qapla.com

For SEO purposes it is often best that only standard English characters and numbers are in URLs.

If you have a forum where non-English languages are used and you have letters with accents or other symbols in them they would become part of the links to your threads and your site would be indexed like that. However when a user searches for something like "Jagermeister" they will usually type "Jagermeister" into the search and not the technically correct "Jägermeister."

Previously in VB4 there was no way to convert ä to a automatically, or even to strip them from the URL altogether.

This mod adds those options. It has a built in translation table for the most commonly used accented characters. It also allows you to specify custom translations if there are additional letters you want to translate to their English/Latin equivalents.

It also includes a final option to simply strip (remove) any special characters it can't translate.

I am marking this Beta as I have tested it and run in on my own forum, www.qapla.com, but I have not tested it extensively.

You must have VB 4.1.10 or above for this to work, it will not work on older versions.

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Old 14 Jan 2012, 18:38
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beautiful work. congratulations..
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 19:23
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Looks great, thank you
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 20:19
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I wonder how this will work on nginx
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 20:30
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Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 20:50
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Installed in test forum, it works like a charm! I was waiting for something like this since I started using vBulletin, nominated for MOTM.
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 22:36
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installed under test

thank you sir
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 22:39
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Originally Posted by SuperTaz View Post
Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?
You don't want to use this if you are already using vBSEO.
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 23:31
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Originally Posted by SuperTaz View Post
Will this affect URL's for sites with vBSEO?
Originally Posted by thecore762 View Post
You don't want to use this if you are already using vBSEO.
What he said. If you are using VBSEO don't use this mod- I think VBSEO already does this for you...

I should probably add that message in the top post.

Thank you all... If we go a couple weeks without major bugs I'll take it out of Beta- just didn't have time to do extensive testing, wasn't expecting 4.1.10 to be released so soon.
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 01:12
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Exellent product, nominated as well.
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 04:44
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Thanks .. this is great

I was using basic links and I converted the links to advance after I installed this great mod but there is two issue:

1- When I copy and past the link in any post, I is appearing again like this
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1326552849

but there is no issue when I click on the link where I got the correct link.


2- If I enter any thread from the old basic link such as:
http://www.domain.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276953

The link is automatically converting to the advance link, but like this only:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1326552849
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 12:05
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How are you copying and pasting the link in #1- what is your copy source? The browser address bar? Can you paste a link here using the [code] bb code?

3) When you say auto convert do you mean it changes in your address bar from the old basic to the new advanced before the page even loads?
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 12:38
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Working great in live forum, I can finally sit down and relax, my links are fine without using an expensive solution like vBSEO... Is there any way to do the same thing in cms articles meta description?
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Old 17 Jan 2012, 05:22
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
How are you copying and pasting the link in #1- what is your copy source? The browser address bar? Can you paste a link here using the [code] bb code?
Also, when I copy the link and paste it here I face the same bug, like this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

While when I copy it from the address bar it was as shown in the screen shot:



Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
3) When you say auto convert do you mean it changes in your address bar from the old basic to the new advanced before the page even loads?
Yes, you can try to enter this link:
www.qapla.com/mods/showthread.php?t=139

You will notice that the link will change in your address bar to:
http://www.qapla.com/mods/showthread...-de-los-perros

In your forum it is perfect .. but in my forum (Arabic lang.) when I enter any thread using the old basic link, then It changes to the new advance link but only like this:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

It should be:
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Old 17 Jan 2012, 12:28
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Ah, In your Friendly URL settings (the built in ones) look at the Enforce Canonical URL options...

Turn it off (No) for registered users and Off for guests... The defaults are Yes and Standard.
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