User Friendly URL rewrites the standard Phoenix URLs to make them more user friendy and with multi-language support.
Products URLs can be composed with any combination of product, category, manufacturer or model names in any order. It can be changed and the old URL will redirect to the new one.
For example if you choose category/brand/model/product-name and if the uri type is path based your product url will look like:
instead of the regular:
Multilanguage and SEO
It also adds the ability to diferentiate URLs by language, creating different URL addresses for each one, something crucial if you want your pages to be indexed correctly by browsers depending on its target language.
Stock Phoenix returns the same URI for all the language localized versions of a page. This app will make them different pages, i.e.:
Default language (English): www.mysite.com/green-tomatoes-p-6.html
Second language (Spanish): www.mysite.com/es/tomates-verdes-p-6.html
Third language (French): www.mysite.com/fr/tomates-vertes-p-6.html
Note default language will not include the language path (/en/, /es/, /fr/, /de/...)
Canonical and hreflang tags
The app also icludes canonical and hreflang modules that adds differentiating tags to these pages. This highly improves Phoenix SEO capabilities for multi-lingual shops.
With the canonical tags Info pages will be linked to their corresponding .php file, avoiding the spiders finding duplicated content, i.e.;
and both canonicat tags on these pages will point to
as the default URL for the same content.
With hreflang tags each page will containg links of other localized version of itself:
English <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://www.mysite.com/my-great-category-c-3.html" />
German <link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="http://www.mysite.com/de/meine-super-kategorie-c-3.html" />
Spanish <link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="http://www.mysite.com/es/mi-estupenda-categoria-c-3.html" />
UFR also has the ability to cache URLs, using three methods: File, SQLite or Mysql based. This will improve the page generation times by saving database queries, specially on sites with lots of products and categories or servers with low resources.
404 error page
You can personalize your "404 Not found" page. The template is located at: /templates/default/includes/pages/notfound_404.php
Included in this package is a sitemap generator compatible with multiple languages. It will generate separate sitemaps for products, categories and other pages.
To generate the sitemap you must access /sitemaps/index.php directory of your website. This task can be automated if you wish.