Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
[Release 1.4x] Canonical
Plugin Name: Canonical
Plugin Author: Jesse Labrocca
Plugin Website:
Plugin Version: 1.0
Plugin Mybb Compatibility: 1.4x
Plugin File Edits: None
Plugin File Uploads: 1
Plugin Description: This plugin will allow your site to adhere to the new rel=canonical standard for better SEO by adding the tag to headerinclude. Currently working only for forumsdisplay.php and showthread.php. (read below for more details) <-- Download Link
[Some plugins at Mybb Central are for paid subscribers only]

More about CANONICAL
Recently Google, MSN, and Yahoo! search engines created a new method for indexing urls. You can read some of that info here:

Currently Mybb creates many duplicate URLs. Even under their SEF the issue exists:
Examples at

This plugin would instead rel=canonical into cleaner URLs:

As you can see from the above example link 2 and 3 are the exact same content but Mybb would have multiple URLs all displaying that content.

I have in the extras folder a screenshot showing a handful of URLs inside my Google Webmaster Tools section. Take a peek. You can see the duplicate URLs that Google views:

With this plugin search engines will be given the url correctly as showthread.php?tid=1047 as the main URL to index.

This will also work with pages as this:
will get indexed correctly as this:

I suggest you do read up on the above blog posts from the search engines to learn more about what this plugin is meant to do.


Thank you.

Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
Very good!Smile I'll be trying this laterBig Grin
Thanks Tom. It's very thoroughly tested. It should help a lot of sites with SEO that use Google Webmaster Tools and want to ensure that only 1 page gets indexed and that the search engines are not confused about which url to use.
Well I have an indexer that I made(very, very, very, get the point by now, right? basic) and it just searches my localhost folder for files, and indexes them when I view my site.(it stores them in the database) I was thinking of releasing it, but I know someone will rip it and say it's theirs. Anyways, I'll definitely be testing it to see if I any find any bugs.
Are you talking about a sitemap Tom? This isn't that. It's actually something that would compliment most existing sitemaps. I have a sitemap addon actually I am working on. The current ones are a bit overdone imho and I want a simpler solution that's effective. I don't believe a Sitemap needs settings or templates.
You forgot the .com in the demo link. But I think everyone knows how to get to MyBBCentral. Toungue
[Image: logo.png]
lol...thanks Dalton.
Thank you for this one. Great work.
wonderful, exciting release, nicely done dude
Bril Plugin Smile. SEO yer
[Image: jag100sigaf5.jpg]
[Image: poptartFINALTINY.gif]

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)