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This page contains information for Joomla 1.0 version releases. For Joomla 1.5 releases, visit JoomSEF 3.x series version history page.


  • Fix - SEF URLs including non-sef variables are valid now
  • Fix - Problem with default menu item link when not frontpage


  • Update - Separated documentation & changelog
  • Fix - inverse mambot logics of Append to defaults settings


  • New - Added option to set global custom non-SEF variables
  • Update - Extensions parameters rewritten (custom non-SEF variables option in each extension)
  • Update - Default index file set to empty string (nicer URLs)
  • Fix - Added stronger cache file integrity checking (no more parse errors)
  • Fix - Non-SEF to SEF redirect does not create new URLs in database anymore


  • New - Added option to set if default index file should be appended to sections and categories links
  • New - Added option to create 301 Redirect directly from 404 URL
  • New - Variables validity check (URLs with invalid option, id, task or view won't be stored)
  • New - Added option to select file locking mechanism for cache saving
  • Fix - Removed ini_set which caused fatal error on some server configurations


  • New - Added option to select custom ItemID for Default 404 Page
  • New - Extended import / export functionality (better control over URLs to export)
  • Fix - Links with /index.php are handled correctly (starting slash problem)
  • Fix - Live site with trailing slash is handled correctly
  • Fix - Fatal error in MetaBot in some cases


  • Fix - MetaBot stops working in some cases
  • Fix - non-static function call fatal error
  • Update - improved compatibility with SEF Advance extensions


  • Fix - working with anchors (if URL starts just with #)
  • Fix - trailing slash with moved permanently table


  • Fix - v2.2.5 bug fix - patch for pagination bug e.g. with VirtueMart


  • Fix - automatically clean cache on URL purge
  • Fix - SOBI2 warning messages (code update)
  • Fix - JoomFish causing duplicates with extra parameters
  • Fix - removing parts of SEO URL if it matches suffix
  • Fix - content pagination improvements
  • Fix - content Itemid estimation improved - prevents duplicates better
  • New extension - JEvents


  • Fix - incorrect long URL truncation fix
  • Fix - wrapper extension default configuration updated to prevent unexpected behaviour problems


  • Fix - metadata wrongly shown in administration after save if using UTF-8


  • IMPORTANT Fix - possible security breach prevention
  • Fix - caching problems leading to file corruption and site stops working
  • Fix - 301 redirection problems
  • Fix - includes metabot 1.6.0 that fixes the problem of duplicite page titles including page and site name when they are same (e.g. on homepage)


  • Fix - fixed problems with automatic update from JoomSEF 1.x versions.


  • New feature - possibility to stop generating further URLs
  • New feature - possibility to exclude first part of URL for any component (e.g. /shop in VirtueMart)
  • New feature - easier access to editing homepage metadata
  • New extension - Zoom Media Gallery (download sepratelly)
  • New extension - RSGallery2 (download sepratelly)
  • New extension - Portfolio (download sepratelly)
  • New extension - Seyret Video Directories (download sepratelly)
  • Fix - fixed problems with some 3rd party sef_ext files
  • Update - new configuration options added to VirtueMart extension
  • Update - free version will allow direct upgrade to ad-free version


  • New feature! - JoomFish support for extension texts (you can now change texts like "viewlink", "search" etc. in URLs)
  • Improved 301 redirection - server doesn't get stuck with index2.php URLs
  • Bug fix - Custom Titles functionality
  • Bug fix - meta title tag in MetaBot
  • Improved export and import of custom redirects
  • Improved upgrade script and fixed problem with directory permissions
  • Updated Mosets Tree extension


  • New feature - 301 redirection functionality
  • Bug fix - mambot PHP4 compatibility problems


  • Bug fix - trailing slash toleration not working correctly
  • Bug fix - "save as custom redirect" not pre-checked on URL customization


  • Bug fix - unistalling plug-in extensions does not remove DB information correctly
  • Bug fix - mambot not working correctly


  • Improved searching for 3rd party sef_ext extensions
  • Added parameters to individual extensions
  • Added possibility to set your own extension title
  • Added option to ignore multiple Itemids pointing to same page - removes most of duplicates!
  • Added option to set your own Itemid to use with each extension
  • Added Cache for mostly visited URLs - speeds the site up up and reduces DB load!
  • Added Patching system through mambot functionality
  • Redesigned the extension structure and way how extensions are called


  • New metabot features - define how should your page title be composed and how to you meta tags
  • Optimized URLs for com_search
  • Optimized URLs for com_contact
  • Optimized URLs for com_registration
  • SEF form components for com_search and com_contact may be disabled
  • Fixed problem with image not showing on 404 page
  • Fixed problem when frontpage is not detected if not first item in mainmenu
  • Fixed issues caused by upper/lowercase URLs difference where SEO should be off


  • Added option to accept URLs both with/without trailing slash
  • Added option not to store 404 page hits records to decrease number of SQL queries
  • Fixed some duplicate URLs issues (especially with VirtueMart)
  • PLEASE NOTE that if you have been already using previous versions of JoomSEF, the URL stored in DB might have changed. Therefore, if you do not wish to recreate the URLs already stored in your DB, use the JoomSEF DB upgrade script 1.5.0 to make them compatible with 1.5.0.


  • Fixes further 3rd party extension problems and improves compatibility


  • Fixed upgrade error in PHP4 and added upgrade error messages on write permission problems
  • Added polish language file, upgraded german language file
  • Fixed weblinks notice outputs


  • Fixed XHTML compliance issues with some URIs
  • Basic SEF support for archive items added
  • Fixed problem with duplicating URLs in specific cases


  • Option to exclude often varying variables from stored URLs to reduce the DB size
  • Significant support improvement of OpenSEF and SEF Advance compatible extensions
  • Added option to ignore link sources to reduce number of links to 1 target
    Please note that switching this feature on may affect Joomla functionality
  • Added option to reappend source information as anchor
    Please note that switching this off when previous in on may affect Joomla functionality
  • Fixed pagination problems when not possible to reach first page
  • Other small fixes


  • Safer and more comfortable manipulation with manually edited URLs
  • Manually edited URLs are by default saved as "custom"
  • Your auto-generated URLs will not be deleted if your configuration changes unless you confirm it
  • Improved support for 3rd party components that provide own SEF extentions (sef_ext.php files)


  • Fixed problem with http/https switching
  • Review, tested and updated IIS support
  • Several minor bug fixes


  • Import/export bug fix (compatibility with 1.2.x series and meta-tags support)
  • On-line update feature bug fix


  • Added upgrade capability
  • Added AlphaContent support
  • Added Mosets Tree support
  • Added VirtueMart component support (payed)
  • Added SMF Bridge v1.1 RC3 component support (payed)
  • Added URL filters in admin section
  • Added title, description and keywords metatags for individual URLs
  • Fixed lower-case URL problem with components excluded from JoomSEF processing
  • Duplicate home URL fix
  • Other small bug fixes

v1.2.5 RC

Significantly improved JoomFish support (language code can be part of path, language code can be always included in path, URLs may be translated by JoomFish). Removed duplicate URLs generating. Added possibility to define own non-ASCII character replacements.


Added Joomlaboard (Simpleboard) support. Improved documentation. Other small fixes.


Compatibility fix with URLs using numeric entities (e.g. generated by JCE).


Additional security measures added to match Joomla 1.0.11 requirements. Minor bugs corrections.

v1.2.1 (404SEFx v1.2b)

Patch for original component 404SEFx. Fixed pagination error and improved JoomFish support. Added component extension with DocMan support.

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