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Last year in October plans for improved URL's in Joomla were anounced for Joomla 3.7. Unfortunately, this change had to be skipped from this release because it had quite a few issues. However, with a new approach, the improved router will come and it is now scheduled for Joomla 3.8.
Next to already available solutions like Watchful.li and MyJoomla there is a new star on the horizon: Perfect Dashboard. I recently tested it out and it has some great features that can make it really easy to maintain your websites, both Joomla and Wordpress. And with coupon code JOOMLASEO you get €25 in free credits to try it out!
Joomla 3.7 was released a few weeks ago. Because the router changes were left out, it seemed no SEO advantages were included in the release. However, it turns out there is a little gem hidden inside. It is a very small change, but extremely useful. It saves us from having to perform funny hacks and use superfluous extensions now!
Lately, I have been performing a number of SEO Audits for clients. One category of issues that I see very frequent these days is SSL-related issues. Probably because of the availability of cheap and free SSL certificates (Let's Encrypt), everybody seems to be installing them just like that. However, you should carefully plan this. Otherwise, you are doing just as bad as you previously were....
One of the new features that was much awaited was the new Joomla Router, offering improved URL's. This would give some nice improvements in how URL's in Joomla will be created (see my earlier blogpost about this). Unfortunately though, this featured has been pulled from 3.7.