Ultimate SEO URLs

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Description
** USE AT OWN RISK **

Updates to the contribution ported by Dreamscape
Original version was available here:
http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs
but is not designed for Zen Cart v1.3.0 and higher.
This is a quick conversion of code for 1.3-compatibility.

Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Original Author dreamscape
Last Updated by lhungil - 4 Dec 2012
Downloads 70,068

Version History

Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.212 Final
Compatibility
===========================================================
MySQL 5.0 & 5.5, PHP 5.3 & 5.4, Zen Cart 1.3.9h & 1.5

If running Zen Cart 1.3.9h it is not recommended to run with Zen Cart SQL Caching enabled.
Support for running Zen Cart 1.3.9h with this option enabled will not be provided.
It is strongly recommended to upgrade to Zen Cart 1.5 if you use this feature.

If you are running a version of this plugin prior to version 2.150 it is recommended
you uninstall the old version of the plugin including all database entries prio to
installing this version. While most settings will be automatically upgraded the
installation scripts have not been tested against versions prior to 2.150.

New Enhancements (since the last version) ===========================================================
* Updated the installation and removal documentation including instructions and notes.
* Improved performance during the generation of links and canonical links for products.
* Updated language files to clarify usage of the available options.
* Updated warning messages used in the configuration menu to provide better feedback.
* Better handling of extensions for products and categories during installation and
when the plugin has been removed / uninstalled.
* No need to edit the .htaccess file when changing the URL Formats.
* When changing "non text entry" options the URL cache is reset automatically.

Bugs Addressed (since the last version)
===========================================================
* Global "SEO" cache can be re-enabled in the admin configuration if previously disabled.
* Fixed redirect code for URLs containing unicode characters requiring urlencode / urldecode.
* Initializes the filters before calling the code to generate the URL caches (if enabled).
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 4 Dec 2012
Author lhungil
File Size 170.8 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.211
Compatibility
===========================================================
MySQL 5.0 & 5.5, PHP 5.3 & 5.4, Zen Cart 1.3.9h & 1.5

If running Zen Cart 1.3.9h it is not recommended to run with Zen Cart SQL Caching enabled.
Support for running Zen Cart 1.3.9h with this option enabled will not be provided.
It is strongly recommended to upgrade to Zen Cart 1.5 if you use this feature.

If you are running a version of this plugin prior to version 2.150 it is recommended you uninstall
the old version of the plugin including all database entries prior to installing this version. While
most settings will be automatically upgraded the installation scripts have not been tested against
versions prior to 2.150.

New Enhancements (since the last version)
===========================================================
* To ensure URLs are W3C compatible, htmlspecialchars is run over all generated URLs with mode
and character set specified (PHP 5.4 compatibility).
* Setting "Enable automatic rewrite" to true will automatically issue a 301 redirect for URLs not
matching the output from zen_href_link.
* For linked products canonical links are generated when needed by using the prodct's master
category id. The generated links are passed to Zen Cart's canonical link system.
* Added handling for copy / pasted "Internal URLs" in "EZ-Pages" to make migration to the
new version easier for upgraded installations.
* Updated README_ENGLISH with more detailed installation steps.
* Changed the names of folders and moved some files to make installation steps more clear.
* Updated the English language file to clarify the usage of "Enter pages to allow rewrite".

Bugs Addressed (since the last version)
===========================================================
* Added option to disable the EZ-Page cache.
* Page not requiring special handling of paramaters will now correctly have the "extension"
added to the end of the URL.
* Installation cleans up some obsolete configuration options which may still be present when
upgrading from a previous version.
* New .htaccess sample handles product reviews when "Categories as directories" is enabled.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 22 Nov 2012
Author lhungil
File Size 169.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 628
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.210
Before installing the new version
============================================================
Please take the time to read the included README_ENGLISH.txt. This version uses a different
method of installation and the installation steps vary from the previous versions of this plugin.

New Enhancements (since the last version)
============================================================
* Updated all configuration options to provide better clarity.
* Added some additional URL Rewrite modes (including short categories as directories).
* New .htaccess sample to support new modes.
* Moved the product type code into an init_script to reduce the number of affected core files.
* Added the ability to enable the EZ-Pages URL cache.
* If the "page" variable contains "index.php?" and "main_page=" the "page variable will be parsed
to determine the appropriate destination page and paramaters. You no longer need to edit internal
links on EZ-Pages.
* The generation of the "cPath" parameter is handled automatically.
* Moved all language specific items into the language folder.
* Simplified the code used to hook into zen_href_link.
* Created installation, upgrade, and removal scripts. These handle automatically upgrading
from older versions without the loss of settings (supports upgrading from version 2.150+).
* When SEARCH_ENGINE_FRIENDLY_URLS is enabled htmlspecialchars is run over the
generated URL with mode and characterset specified (PHP 5.4 compatibility).
* Provided affected files for Zen Cart 1.3.9h.


Bugs Addressed (since the last version)
============================================================
* Product links on the shopping_cart strip out the uprid to allow rewritten links to work.
* "Buy Now" and "Add Selected Products to Cart" on product listing pages will now work.
* Fixed some issues with generating the EZ-Pages cache.
* Removed obsolete language files.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9, v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 17 Nov 2012
Author lhungil
File Size 166.3 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 450
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.207
Compatibility for Zen Cart 1.5.1 is now included. Updated files for both Zen Cart 1.5.0 and Zen Cart 1.5.1 have been included.

The following has been fixed in this release:
* Removed hardcoded table names from SQL Queries. Installations with database prefixes will now work.
* The Product Cache is now generated correctly for multi-language (and non-english language) Zen Carts.
* Urls for EZ-Pages are now generated correctly for multi-language (and non-english language) Zen Carts.

The following enhancements have been added in this release:
* Better support for custom product types. This includes a handler to automatically redirect to the correct file when displaying a product based upon the product type in the database.
* Updated htaccess_sample. When a product is linked and categories as directories is enabled, the breadcrumb on the product page will display correctly instead of using the master category.
* Updated ZC 1.5.1 Query Cache to add the ability to remove an item from the cache before expiration.
* Updated ZC 1.5.1 MySQL query_factory to always return a value from the "Execute()" method.
* Updated ZC 1.5.1 MySQL query_factory to provide better support for cached values. [*] Bugfix: Support for "Multi-Language EZ Pages" plugin.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0, v1.5.1
Date Added 23 Sep 2012
Author lhungil
File Size 181.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 1,749
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.205
** USE AT OWN RISK **

Updates to the contribution ported by Dreamscape
Original version was available here: http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs but is not designed for Zen Cart v1.3.0 and higher.

The following has been fixed in this release:
* Admin Page not displaying.

Support has been added for the following in this release:
* Improved verbiage for the "use category as directory" configuration option.
* Generating friendly URLs for catalog pages from within the admin interface. This is particularly useful for generated emails.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0
Date Added 22 Aug 2012
Author lhungil
File Size 93.5 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 625
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.200
** USE AT OWN RISK **

Updates to the contribution ported by Dreamscape
Original version was available here: http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs but is not designed for Zen Cart v1.3.0 and higher.

Support has been added for the following in this release:
* Detection and utilization of Unicode regular expressions when supported
* Better compatibility with the Query Cache add-on / plugin
* Utilizes cache mechanisms built into Zen Cart 1.5 when configured (SQL_CACHE_METHOD)
* SEO-ADD-PRODUCT-CAT Patches. Supports full directory paths based upon parent categories and product master categories.
* SEO-URLS-FILTER-PCRE Patches. Supports defining PCRE based transformations to generated URLs prior to URL filtering.

Note: Czech translation of added patches (see above) was done by a non native speaker and may need to be updated.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0
Date Added 6 Aug 2012
Author Andrew Ballanger (lhungil)
File Size 63.0 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 602
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.150
Description : ** USE AT OWN RISK **

COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.5.0 only
Version 2.150 is functionally identical to version 2.110.
Package includes English and Czech version of 2.150.
Fixed PHP 5.3.x compatibility.
Automatic integration to menu of 1.5.0.
For Czech: support utf-8 only.

Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.0
Date Added 18 Mar 2012
Author
File Size 71.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 4,182
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.110
Updated 1.3.9 files. No functional changes.   + Download
Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9
Date Added 15 Aug 2010
Author swguy
File Size 94.5 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 21,513
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.109
COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.9

Version 2.109 is functionally identical to version 2.108.
Added updated files for Zen cart 1.3.9 in the `v139-specific-files` folder.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.9
Date Added 25 Apr 2010
Author
File Size 97.5 KB
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Downloads 5,116
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.108
Version 2.108 now supports SEO friendly URLs for EZ-Pages. Nothing else was changed other than seo friendly URLs for EZ-Pages.

Example URL Transformation:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=1
To: http://yoursite.com/why-zencart-is-awesome-ezp-1.html
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.8
Date Added 2 Apr 2010
Author RC_Cola
File Size 70.4 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 2,246
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.107
** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK **

Version 2.107 simply packages together the English and Spanish versions of 2.106. No new functionality has been added.

DISCLAIMER: I am not the technical author of this contribution, and cannot offer technical support. I simply packaged the pre-existing language versions together for convenience and to avoid the confusion that has cost many people many hours with the preceding separate language downloads.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.8
Date Added 5 Sep 2008
Author alan_powerbrixx
File Size 66.8 KB
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Downloads 4,107
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.106
Spanish translation by www.miescaparate.com team (http://investigacion.miescaparate.com). This translation is based on Version 2.106 performed by Anant Bhatia.


[Updated Files]

· _zen_cart_folder/includes/classes/seo.install.php - Translated to spanish

· _zen_cart_folder/includes/classes/seo.url.php - Translated to spanish


[Added Files]

· LEEME.txt - REEDME.txt translation

[Demo]
http://investigacion.miescaparate.com/projects/zencart/base/r3/
--------------------------


Traducción al castellano realizada por el equipo de www.miescaparate.com. La traducción se basa en la versión v.2.106 realizada por Anant Bhatia.


[Ficheros actualizados]

· _zen_cart_folder/includes/classes/seo.install.php - Traducido al castellano

· _zen_cart_folder/includes/classes/seo.url.php - Traducido al castellano


[Ficheros agregados]

· LEEME.txt - Traducción del REEDME.txt

[Demo]
http://investigacion.miescaparate.com/projects/zencart/base/r3/
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.8
Date Added 28 Apr 2008
Author Sergio Guerrero
File Size 48.3 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 2,022
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.106
COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.8
MYSQL 5.0 and PHP 5.0 - Compatible

New config option to select what pages must be rewrited and redirected.
By default this option takes the important SEO pages (categories, products, static pages) and omit all the rest. You can disable it leaving it blank.

Now this contrib is safe to use in any site with any checkout procedure.


SEND YOUR BUGS AND SUGGESTIONS TO: http://dev.imaginacolombia.com
That person has promised that he would try to update this contribution regularly.(I hav'nt)

This addon was modified by Anant Bhatia (antz.bin######################) so that it would work properly with Zen Cart 1.3.8 by merging the files provided by Zen Cart 1.3.8 with the ones provided by Ultimate SEO URLs 2.105 for Zen Cart 1.3.7.



Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.8
Date Added 21 Jan 2008
Author antz.bin
File Size 46.5 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 4,951
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.105
COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.7
MYSQL 5.0 and PHP 5.0 - Compatible

New config option to select what pages must be rewrited and redirected.
By default this option takes the important SEO pages (categories, products, static pages) and omit all the rest. You can disable it leaving it blank.

Now this contrib is safe to use in any site with any checkout procedure.


SEND YOUR BUGS AND SUGGESTIONS TO: http://dev.imaginacolombia.com
I'll try to update this contribution regularly.



Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html



==========================
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
==========================

1. Copy files from `_zen_cart_folder` to your Zen Cart install
2. Copy (or MERGE if you have made changes) files from v137-specific-files to your Zen Cart install
3. A sample .htaccess file is included. Simply rename to .htaccess and edit the word /shop/ to match your site
4. Config the module in CONFIGURATION - SEO URLS

==========================
UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS
==========================
No additional steps. Automatic Update. Contrib config will be reset.


===============
RECOMMENDATIONS
===============
If your site is new go to the config and change the option Enable automatic redirects to false.




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HISTORY
========
2007-07-25 - Version 2.105 - New config option to select what pages must be rewrited and redirected. Now this contrib is safe to use in any site with any checkout procedure. (http://www.imaginacolombia.com)
2007-07-07 - Version 2.104 - COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.7 - MYSQL 5.0 y PHP 5.0 - $nosefu array to avoid seo in certain pages (http://www.imaginacolombia.com)
2006-09-04 - Version 2.103 - COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.5 (DrByte)
2005-07-22 – Version 2.100 - ORIGINAL VERSION http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs/
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.7
Date Added 25 Jul 2007
Author cad
File Size 46.3 KB
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Downloads 5,434
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.104
Ultimate SEO URLs 2.104 for Zen Cart 1.3.7
==========================================


COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.7
MYSQL 5.0 y PHP 5.0 - Compatible
$nosefu array to avoid SEO in certain pages:
You have to modify manually the array in the file html_output.php, in a future version it will be added to a config option.

SEND YOUR BUGS AND SUGGESTIONS TO: http://dev.imaginacolombia.com
I'll try to update this contribution regularly.



Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html


==========================
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
==========================

1. Copy files from `_zen_cart_folder` to your Zen Cart install
2. Copy (or MERGE if you have made changes) files from v137-specific-files to your Zen Cart install
3. A sample .htaccess file is included. Simply rename to .htaccess and edit the word /shop/ to match your site







========
HISTORY
========

2007-07-07 - Version 2.104 - COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.7 - MYSQL 5.0 y PHP 5.0 - $nosefu array to avoid seo in certain pages (http://www.imaginacolombia.com)
2006-09-04 - Version 2.103 - COMPATIBLE with Zen cart 1.3.5 (DrByte)
2005-07-22 – Version 2.100 - ORIGINAL VERSION http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs/
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.7
Date Added 25 Jul 2007
Author cad
File Size 45.7 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 29
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: v2.103
Due to popular demand and confusion in the forum from people not understanding the complexities of the code, I've provided a courtesy update to make this compatible with v1.3.5.
NOTE: If you are not using Zen Cart v1.3.5, please use v2.102 instead.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.5
Date Added 4 Sep 2006
Author Dreamscape/DrByte
File Size 45.3 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 3,956
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Ultimate SEO URLs   -   Version: 2.102
Updates to the contribution ported by Dreamscape
Original version was available here:
http://www.dream-scape.com/pub/zencart/Ultimate_SEO_URLs
but is not designed for Zen Cart v1.3.0 and higher.
This is a quick conversion of code for 1.3-compatibility.

Example URL Transformations:

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24
To: http://yoursite.com/disciples-sacred-lands-linked-p-24.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_20
To: http://yoursite.com/software-strategy-c-2_20.html

From: http://yoursite.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us
To: http://yoursite.com/contact_us.html
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.3.0
Date Added 7 Aug 2006
Author dreamscape
File Size 45.2 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Unknown
Downloads 2,581
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