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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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  #31  
Old 07 Feb 2013, 12:33
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yes for me work in vb 4.2 pch level 3
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Old 08 Feb 2013, 23:45
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Originally Posted by pokusek View Post
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.
Never heard of this issue... Are you sure if the mod is disabled the sitemap URLs are correct?

if so can you please paste in an example blog title causing the issue.
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Old 03 Mar 2013, 21:16
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
if so can you please paste in an example blog title causing the issue.
I sent a PM with more details, thanks for your time.
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Old 10 Apr 2013, 15:37
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vb3 please?
it is super hacks.
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Old 13 Apr 2013, 18:17
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Originally Posted by yeppuda View Post
vb3 please?
it is super hacks.
Sorry but VB3 doesn't have "friendly URLs" so this isn't an option.
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Old 15 Apr 2013, 18:16
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Can i make it strip periods and add spaces? That is what im having trouble trying to do
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Old 12 May 2013, 10:07
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Originally Posted by mikesafl View Post
Can i make it strip periods and add spaces? That is what im having trouble trying to do
No, not designed to strip periods or add spaces to URLs.
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 12:36
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very nice and helpful .. great mod
thanks

working fine 4.2.1
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 12:56
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can i use it to translate words ?

like : "العربية"
translate to "Arabic"
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 13:11
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No, it won't translate words just individual characters.
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 13:23
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i have add this to the $bop_reps = array


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and it did translate the words fine
is this will cause any problems ?

Last edited by fai99al99; 06 Sep 2013 at 13:28.
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Old 06 Sep 2013, 15:03
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That is fine I misunderstood.

I thought you meant will it translate like Google Translate.

What you did is technically a replacement, not a translation, you can do replacements you just have to do each one manually.
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  #43  
Old 06 Sep 2013, 16:13
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there's a little problem

it doesn't
strip (remove) any special characters it can't translate.
in RSS
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no,its working fine
my mistake
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 18:05
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4.2.1

Seems to work well on our forum. Great job BOP
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Old 03 Sep 2014, 22:07
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I'm using DBSEO by DBTECH, do I need this mod? Will it even work with DBSEO, or will it break my Forum URL's?
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