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Google SEO 1.8.3 - frostschutz - 09-22-2016

The goal of this plugin is to implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in MyBB according to the guidelines presented in Google's SEO starter guide to make MyBB more friendly to both users and search engines.

Google SEO is free open source software (LGPL). This means that you can download the plugin for free, modify it to your liking, and you do not have to put any copyright or backlinks on your page.



Download: https://community.mybb.com/mods.php?action=view&pid=789
GitHub: https://github.com/frostschutz/MyBB-Google-SEO
Documentation: https://github.com/frostschutz/MyBB-Google-SEO/blob/master/README.rst
Bugtracker: https://github.com/frostschutz/MyBB-Google-SEO/issues



Features

The plugin currently supports the following features. All features can be selectively disabled / enabled. For more detailed information, refer to the documentation.
  • Google SEO 404:
    • Error pages return HTTP 404 Not Found (and others) instead of 200 OK
    • Custom 404 error pages
    • Google's 404 widget
  • Google SEO Meta:
    • description meta tags for forums / threads / etc.
    • specify canonical pages
    • nofollow links
  • Google SEO Redirect:
    • redirect old URLs to new URLs (or vice versa)
    • avoid URL breakage and double content
  • Google SEO Sitemap:
    • dynamic generation of XML Sitemaps
    • search engines find your content without crawling
  • Google SEO URL:
    • Keyword URLs (e.g. Thread-Some-Subject instead of showthread.php?tid=12345)
    • UTF-8 in URLs is supported
    • Customizable URL styles



This thread is for the MyBB 1.8 version of Google SEO, for MyBB 1.6 refer to https://community.mybb.com/thread-101262.html


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - WallBB - 09-22-2016

Thanks for the updated version frostschutz Smile
Amazing plugin for MyBB SEO.


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - Eldenroot - 09-22-2016

It is same version, just changed compatibility lane - am I right?
https://github.com/frostschutz/MyBB-Google-SEO/commit/32905728eef669e4ab76a2e2370e6eb10757a34c


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - Corey H - 09-22-2016

Question. Are there any changes included in this version or was just plugin compatibility line changed to reflect 1.8?


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - frostschutz - 09-22-2016

This is mainly to satisfy those who'd rather download from the new mods site.
Compared to the version from the old mods site, it only fixes the plugin status icons for 1.8.
Which only affects people who didn't download from GitHub and never updated from MyBB 1.6.


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - thelovelyone - 09-25-2016

Getting "404 Not Found" when opening a forum, thread or profile and idk what else. Edited all the required htaccess stuff, enabled all the specific seo stuff. Other then, i didn't touch any other settings.

My forum is located under website.com/forum

My htaccess: http://pastebin.com/hjGfKQ8A  (mybb doesn't let it post here for some reason)

I deativated the plugin for now.


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - DiegoPino - 09-25-2016

Thank you for update the plugin, i´m testing the plugin, now have a question:

In the ACP display the PluginLibrary : is incompatible with MyBB 1.8.7

It is safe to used the Plugin SEO with PluginLibrary OutDate?


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I Will Continue Testing, the Plugin its Usefull  Cool 
 


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - frostschutz - 09-26-2016

It's safe. It's not really a plugin so compatibility should not matter.

But the one from here should be compatible: https://community.mybb.com/mods.php?action=view&pid=573

You should get rid of the hello_pl.php, that is not required unless you're a developer looking for an example using PluginLibrary.


@thelovelyone

Not sure what you expect with all those rewritecond rewrites, followed by a catchall rule, then followed at the bottom with the Google SEO rules that will never apply because of the above. Either get rid of this rewrite mess altogether or put it at the very bottom of your file, then it might work.

Google SEO does not verify your .htaccess or webserver setup for validity; it can only make suggestions, in the end configuring the webserver properly is your job as webmaster


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - thelovelyone - 09-26-2016

I see, wasn't aware how the htaccess works exactly.
Anyway, just removed all the "unnecessary" stuff and it works now. Thanks!


RE: Google SEO 1.8.0 - thelovelyone - 12-18-2016

A question, i'd like to change the "Thread" into "Topic" for the links. Is that possible?