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Canonical Tags 1.0.0

Canonicalise those tags!

  1. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Liam W submitted a new resource:

    Canonical Tags - Canonicalise those tags!

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  2. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

    Hi @Liam W . What is the purpose of this addon?
     
  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    It allows you to add tags that should be changed to a different tag when used or visited.

    For example, you may have users' that use both addons and add-ons as tags. With this add-on, you can set the canonical version of addons as add-ons, and when a user uses the tag addons it'll be automatically changed the add-ons when saved.

    Liam
     
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  4. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Excellent idea, I will probably install this when I upgrade to 1.5
     
  5. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    I'll be honest - I'd love to have a canonical tag addon but I don't understand what this is supposed to do, neither by the example. Redirected pages obviously don't need a canoncial tag and the page to which a user is redirected (or the "new" page) probably will be canonicalized using the stock system that uses the URL. The difficulty with XF is that there is no way I can see (other than writing inefficient conditionals) to set a canonical tag in place for individual pages that need them.
     
  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    This add-on allows you to set tags that should be other tags.

    For example, if I have an xf tag canoncialised to xenforo, then whenever the xf tag is used in content it is changed to XenForo.

    If the xf tag page is accessed, it redirects to the XenForo tag page.

    Liam
     
  7. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    When you say "redirect" do you mean actual redirection? If so, as per the example I saw, that's not what a canoncial tag is supposed to do from my understanding. It is supposed to tell search engines how to index a web page.

    For example - you have 4 node pages of almost the same content. Page 1 is an entire article about how to make a post, edit and delete. Pages 2, 3 and 4 have the same information but each contains one part so that 2 has the "make post", 3 has "edit post" and 4 has "delete post" content that is all on Page 1. Canoncials can be set so that pages 2, 3 and 4 aren't indexed as their own page. It informs the search engine that it should only index one page, setting the URL for page 1 on all sites as the canonical tag, e.g. ht tp//www. xfsite .com/pagenode/make-edit-delete-post1/ for all pages. This is helpful when you also have duplicate pages, e.g. the same page appears 4 times on your site, e.g. that make-edit-delete post may appear as a page node, a post in a forum and on a page in a wordpress blog you have installed on your site too. You would set the canonical tag to one of these three pages so that the search engine indexes that page only once using the preferred page you wish users to see.
     
  8. Sunka

    Sunka Well-Known Member

    @Liam W - is there an option (suggestion) when user create tag, that automatically convert user tag to admin canonical tag?
    So if canonical tag is "addon", when user create tag "add on" it is converted to "addon"
     
  9. Sunka

    Sunka Well-Known Member

    @Liam W - any news?
     

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