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Friendlier URLs by BOP5
Mod Version: 0.9, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.10 Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 54
Released: 14 Jan 2012 Last Update: Never Downloads: 335
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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 "Jgermeister."

Previously in VB4 there was no way to convert 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 25 Apr 2012, 03:24
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This looks to be one great ad on BOP. Congrats. Voted and Nominated I currently have vBSEO Installed on both of the boards I own however if I ever stop using vBSEO I would definitely use this.

1 Question though, for those who are on a shared hosting plan, does this mod increase CPU load and take up a good amount of grunt like it vBSEO?
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 13:06
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No this is a very lightweight mod... I use it and I'm on shared hosting with no ill effects. It's really just a few lines of php code.
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 17:26
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Its not working on my site in 4.1.10
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 17:37
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What is happening?

Can I get a link to your site?
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Old 16 Jun 2012, 19:16
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Amazing. There is no problem with Turkish chars. It's working at windows servers too (tested).
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 17:08
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this work on 4.2 ???
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 17:20
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yes
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 23:03
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Thanks, I have installed it on 4.1.12 an worx.
GREAT for HUNGARIAN friendly URLs!
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Old 30 Sep 2012, 20:47
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Isnt this thing is by default in vb 4.2?
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Old 30 Sep 2012, 21:01
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The purpose of your mod is to re write the links in friendly url but i found a default option in vb 4.2 name friendly urls and in that if we select Advanced Friendly URLs it does the same what your mod do so i am confused should i have to install this mod on vb 4.2 or not?
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Old 01 Oct 2012, 02:21
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Originally Posted by Mark_Zuckerberg View Post
The purpose of your mod is to re write the links in friendly url but i found a default option in vb 4.2 name friendly urls and in that if we select Advanced Friendly URLs it does the same what your mod do so i am confused should i have to install this mod on vb 4.2 or not?
This mod doesn't make "friendly" URLs... it makes friendly URLs better.

It removes many special characters and non-latin characters from URLs- some people believe doing this is better for SEO... I personally do not know if it is better or not but someone asked for something like this so I made it.

I have no real argument for or against using this one.

Like it says in the description it's for things like this:

Previously in VB4 there was no way to convert to a automatically, or even to strip them from the URL altogether.
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Old 01 Oct 2012, 11:24
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thanks for the replied got your point and un installed it also
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Old 01 Oct 2012, 12:26
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Originally Posted by Mark_Zuckerberg View Post
thanks for the replied got your point and un installed it also
Thank you- Please use the "Mark as Installed" link in the top post.

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Old 01 Oct 2012, 16:33
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Thank you- Please use the "Mark as Installed" link in the top post.

i have already done this bro i know this and again click un installed but tagged it for future if i needed
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 19:14
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Awesome mod! I just have one problem - when a sitemap for blogs is being generated, UTF-8 characters are turned into weird mess. Everything else is fine. Could you please tell me how to fix it? Thanks for your time.
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