We have fixed some bugs to simple SEO URL (SSU) can work well on newest version of Zen Cart. For some reason, the Rubik Integration had not continued to develop this module again. We recognize that this is a great module and it may be useful for a lot of people are using Zen Cart. We recommend that you use this module if your site has a lot of data.
Simple Seo Url (SSU) is a FREE Superior Url Optimization module for Zencart. It changes dynamic URLs to static and well-structured SEO friendly formats, allows store owners to FULLY customize the stores' urls to increase readability, avoid duplicated content issue.
Below is the brief list of features that SSU offers:
Converts ZenCart links to SEO links
Converts all ZenCart created links into User Friendly links (this includes all links created by zencart add-ons as well)
www.example.com/contact_us (or site.com/contact_us.ext where ext is the extension you choose)
Add keywords into links for SEO and Readability
Product info page:
A manufacturer link:
It works for any module that uses ZenCart's function to create links.
As of version 3+, SSU allows you to add keywords into any links you want, be it a manufacturer link, an ez-page link, a product review link, or any type of link you want. You can write your own plugin to add keywords into your links.
As of version 3.6.0+ SSU can remove all the identifiers and ids from links automatically. It is also capable of creating a well-structured category urls:
www.example.com/cars/toyota/corrola (cars and toyota are category and sub-category while corrola is the product)
Supports safe changes of URLs
If any page receives new URL due to change in the content, all older URLs still work and the web browser or crawler is redirected through HTTP 301 Moved Permanently to the new URL.
www.example.com/your-category-name/ to www.example.com/your-new-category-name/
Supports redirections from ALL original ZenCart URLs
www.example.com/index.php?mainpage=index&cPath=2 to www.example.com/category-name/
Verifies and validates each URL
1. If the user/visitor makes any mistake in the URL, SSU will redirect them to the correct page.
www.example.com/your-wrong-category-name-c-1/ to www.example.com/your-category-name-c-1/
Please note that this feature is only available if you don't use auto-alias (in other words, it is only available if you leave the product, category ids in the links)
2. Given the product_id in the link, SSU will find out the exact category tree this product should belong to.
3. Given the category_id in the link, SSU will find out the exact category tree this category should belong to.
4. Several modules are known to use the wrong product type to generate product links, SSU will get the correct product type for all product links. This is VERY IMPORTANT to get the correct layout for the product info page.
Prevents possible duplicate content penalties – no duplicate content available on the different URLs
Usually in ZenCart, a product_info link can contain both cPath and products_id. However, if the cPath is incorrect or is not there, ZenCart doesn't care at all, it still displays the page just fine. SSU will redirect the users to the correct link (by finding out the correct cPath of the product). In case of linked products, SSU also takes this into account as well.
Prevents home page content penalties
www.example.com/?, www.example.com/index.php and www.example.com/index.php? will be www.example.com only!
Starting from 3.2+, SSU provides a full blown multi-language support solution for site that uses more than 1 language, your links will now look like this:(with multi-language enabled in admin)
You can also write your own name parser for your language and simply plug it in. This allow you to use SSU for ANY language you want!!!!
Supports unlimited Products Types
SSU properly handles all the default and any additional product types you may have.
An exciting feature, it allows store owners to create “aliases” of their current links, a very good example is:
can be changed to:
This features allow you to tweak your links ANY WAY you want!!!!
SSU was designed with performance in mind, and it uses various caching techniques to reduce the server load as much as possible.
SSU is FREE and OPEN-SOURCE and PROFESSIONALLY SUPPORTED
You can write plugins for it, you can tweak it however you want. You don't have to rely on anyone to make the changes you want, you have full ownership of it. If you ever need Free or Commercial support, feel free to contact us.