[thelist] Joomla / custom forms / SEF

Bob Meetin - www.dottedi.biz bobm at dottedi.biz
Mon Oct 1 08:30:33 CDT 2007

Seemingly a year (a long week) later I think I have it.  I visited the 
Joomla forum and someone got back to me to take a look at this page for 
Joomla extensions:  
which is what I'd found, just wasn't sure.

I tried out several before I finally got one to work, Jumi but only 
after I installed the Jumi Plug-in as well.  There is a pre-installed 
module called Code Support, however the documentation is not very 
helpful and I don't know if it does anything.

For search-engine friendly URL's I installed the package, 
com_sh404SEF-1.2.4w.zip.  It seems to work well, but in rewriting URL's 
it adds 'index.php' in the path by default; hopefully that is just a 
configuration issue which I haven't figured out yet.

Now looks like:     www.whatever.com/index.php/about.php

Would be sweeter if:     www.whatever.com/about.php  --> as this would 
be the URL which google sees now.

The next task, for me, is to figure out how to hook into Joomla sessions 
so that I don't have to go it alone, jerry-rig.


Bob Meetin - www.dottedi.biz wrote:
> I have a site which is going to require a CMS package and Joomla looks 
> like the best choice.  It can be had with an integrated shoping cart 
> module, Virtuemart, which is what customer A needs.
> The question - I have a number of custom forms, data collection forms, 
> some multi-page using header and Location to etch the next page.  I have 
> never done any genuine customization of any of the CMS packages to 
> incorporate my tools, forms, etc.  I could use a suggestion or two.  I 
> did a google and found some links to forms/joomla, but really I could 
> use some feedback on these if this is the way to go, etc.
> http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,listcats/cat_id,1828/Itemid,35/
> As some of the current forms are already indexed by google, say 
> www.abc.com/complaint_form.php, will I be able to readily configure 
> search engine friendly URLs in Joomla to point to my live forms?

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