Joomla! v 1.5 Search Engine Friendly URLs (SEF URLs) A. What are SEF URLs? SEF means “search engine friendly.” Websites are considered search engine friendly if the pages can easily be found by search engines. One part of this is nonparameterized URLs. In version 1.5, Joomla! offers three different options you can choose to build SEF URLs. Let's have a look at the normal Joomla! URLs: These URLs are very long and contain a lot of parameters. This makes it obvious the pages are constructed dynamically. Some believe Google and other search engines often ignore these URLs or don't place them at the top of the result list. Other than search engine impact, there are other advantages of SEF URLs: • The URLs contain keywords. • The URLs are much shorter. • The URLs are more “human friendly.” This is an advantage for search engines, because indexing your site is more accurate. Long URLs break in blogs and in emails where the shorter SEF URLs do not. Even for humans, SEF URLs are better because increased readability makes it easier to remember the address or to share a web page with friends. Combined, these benefits translate to more site visitors. B. Search Engine Friendly URL Configuration You have to do all important changes in the “Global Configuration” dialog.
We all use email, and probably these days simply take it for granted. Are there some things to be aware of when choosing how to setup your email? Yes! Let’s explain. Email is like a mobile phone number, it’s not something you want to change often (if at all) and it’s also something you want … Continue reading "Email essentials"
Almost every week a new item hits the news about compromised computer systems and stolen passwords. Do you know that passwords are actually sold on the black market for real money? Why? Because compromised passwords can, and are, being used to steal real money from internet users. compromised passwords are being used to steal real … Continue reading "Has your password been stolen?"
Secure messaging on the internet, is this even possible? Believe it or not, it is. Why should you be interested, and how can you also send/receive secure messages? Secure messaging is actually possible What is secure messaging and why should you be interested? It’s fair to say that despite what you think or have been … Continue reading "Secure messaging, how?"
What is php? Why is having access to use multiple versions of php so important? Does XYZulu offer multiple versions of php? What is PHP? According to Wikipedia, “PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to server-side web development, in which case PHP generally runs on a web server. Any PHP code in … Continue reading "Does your web host offer multiple versions of php?"
Instead of typing your password each time you sign in to your Google Account, you can have a prompt sent to your phone. Security is important, but constantly having to type your password and enter your 2FA (you know, those codes that change every 30 mins) code can be tedious. You already have 2FA enabled I’m … Continue reading "Sign in with your phone instead of a password"
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