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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7660 on: April 11, 2018, 08:51:08 AM »
Indeed, that's one of the greatest mods out there. Its functionality should really be baked into SMF proper...

Why?
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7661 on: April 11, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »

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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7662 on: April 11, 2018, 09:22:04 AM »
what does it do that is so important that it should be included in the core?
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7663 on: April 11, 2018, 09:25:25 AM »
Produces SEO- and human-friendly URLs, I suppose. I see absolutely no need to have URLs like the ones that SMF natively produces - these tend to be a thing of the past.

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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7664 on: April 11, 2018, 09:35:02 AM »
This has absolutely no effect on SEO.
Requiring words in URLs as part of SEO is "a thing of the past" as you put it.

As far as human friendly... sure.
That matters for things like blogs - not so much for forums

it's a great mod... I see no need for it in core, though.
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7665 on: April 11, 2018, 09:56:13 AM »
This has absolutely no effect on SEO.
Requiring words in URLs as part of SEO is "a thing of the past" as you put it.


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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7666 on: April 11, 2018, 10:22:24 AM »
most of the articles telling you to use "pretty urls" are dated form 3 or more years ago.
Here is a recent article describing the situation

https://www.hobo-web.co.uk/search-engine-friendly-urls/

the biggest thing is that there is ONLY a benefit if the URL "keywords" actually match real content on the page itself (not just the title of the post)

As has been said - and as with most things that differ between blogs and forums - Forum SEO is less than useful in most cases, because the forum content is not optimized and is user generated without thought to search engines.  Blog articles and fixed content websites are different because the content is correctly presented best for optimizing the search engines (header tags, content, strong/emphasis tags, and matching title, URL, description to content...)

that last one ONLY matters if the title, URL and description actually match keywords in the page content.
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7667 on: April 13, 2018, 08:26:37 PM »
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!Fix for non latin characters in topics if mysql default-character-set is not utf8. This will fix wrong topics in urls like this site.tld/correct-board-title/t123/msg456 thanks to digger

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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7668 on: April 29, 2018, 01:38:29 AM »
I have uninstalled the Pretty Url mod from an existing forum. My website lot of pages are indexed by search engines and also i have created many backlinks for different pages. How can i redirect those pages because they are indexed with different url.
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7669 on: April 29, 2018, 08:19:52 AM »
Go to
https://code.google.com/archive/p/prettyurls/downloads
And get prettyurls-reverter-1-0RC2.zip
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7670 on: April 30, 2018, 01:03:21 PM »
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Go to
https://code.google.com/archive/p/prettyurls/downloads
And get prettyurls-reverter-1-0RC2.zip
I've tried that and when trying to run it, I get this message:

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The package you are trying to download or install is either corrupt or not compatible with this version of SMF.
Am running SMF 2.0.15

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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7671 on: April 30, 2018, 01:04:17 PM »
Emulate an older SMF version
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7672 on: April 30, 2018, 02:04:54 PM »
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Emulate an older SMF version
Sorry, this is getting ridiculous.
Tried 2.0.10 and 2.0.05 still the same message.
Why can Pretty Url's install on 2.0.15 but the reverter can't?
What version is the reverter compatible with?

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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7673 on: April 30, 2018, 02:08:49 PM »
Try SMF 2.0 RC3 or just SMF 2.0
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7674 on: April 30, 2018, 02:17:41 PM »
SMF 2.0 worked.
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7675 on: May 06, 2018, 05:34:06 PM »
Installed this mod in fresh SMF. And getting these errors:



8: Undefined index: pretty_enable_filters
File: public_html/Sources/Display.php
Line: 74

Code: [Select]
if ((isset($context['pretty']['oldschoolquery']) || $context['pretty']['query_string']['board'] != $context['pretty']['board_urls'][$board]) && $modSettings['pretty_enable_filters'])


8: Undefined index: pretty_enable_filters
File: public_html/Sources/MessageIndex.php
Line: 50

Code: [Select]
if ((isset($context['pretty']['oldschoolquery']) || $context['pretty']['query_string']['board'] != $context['pretty']['board_urls'][$board]) && $modSettings['pretty_enable_filters'])
Please help me to sort it out. Mod working but getting these errors constantly.


----------------SOLVED---------------
Looks like these errors appears if you have installed mod but haven't enabled it. Once I enable it - looks like these errors not coming up again.
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7676 on: May 06, 2018, 06:56:09 PM »
Glad you have figured it out
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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7677 on: May 28, 2018, 05:52:24 AM »
How can I Remove characters "()" from friendly url's and Replace them with "-"

example

http:// url/the(pretty-url)-mode

Change to

http://url/the-pretty-url-mode


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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7678 on: May 28, 2018, 09:46:18 AM »
How can I Remove characters "()" from friendly url's and Replace them with "-"

example

http:// url/the(pretty-url)-mode

Change to

http://url/the-pretty-url-mode




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Re: Pretty URLs
« Reply #7679 on: May 28, 2018, 12:55:40 PM »
Don't bump within 24 hours. We're all volunteers here. You'll get a response as soon as someone can.

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