Today we actually have 2 updates:
1. SEO bug fixes (quite large update);
2. CAPTCHA when logging in to Control Panel (its intelligent behavior).
At the moment the updates are available on the following servers: s1-s20, s47, s58, s104
Users who know the subject well enough have been waiting for the SEO fixes for a long time. In short, these are various system faults due to which duplicate pages appeared in search index. It was possible to get rid of some duplicates with your own hands, and was impossible to remove the other. Anyway, we have collected very different problems, even hypothetical ones, and have fixed all of them.
The bug fixes have affected the following modules:
- Blog and Site News
- Ad Board
- File Catalog
- Photo Albums
- Online Games
301 Redirect for Pages with "/" at the End
When going to a page with the link /blog/test_2/2013-02-25-2/
, there will be a 301 redirect to /blog/test_2/2013-02-25-2
Error 404 When Opening an Entry Page with Additional Characters in Its URL
An entry has the address /blog/test_2/2013-02-25-2
. After editing last characters of the address, the system still opened the entry page. Now pages with incorrect URLs will give error 404. - /blog/test_2/2013-02-25-a2
Before, all these pages opened one and the same page - the entry page with associated comments.
Error 404 in Case of Incorrect Category URL
After changing a category name in SEF URL, the incorrect name will give error 404. E.g. an entry by the address /blog/test_2ff/2013-02-25-2
will give error 404 by the following address: /blog/test_2ff_test_else/2013-02-25-2
. Besides, before, if a category was not specified in the URL, the page gave error 301 with the redirect to the URL with the category in it; now it gives error 404.
GET Parameters for Pages
Any GET parameters are allowed for entry pages, they can be transferred in the following form:
In the last variant there will be no 301 redirect without a slash, it is simply ignored.
Date in Entry URL
For the modules which contain a year, a month, a day in URL, these parameters (year, month, day) are ignored and work as they used to work before, since it is the real entry date. If a user changes the date, the entry will disappear (error 404).
That's the list of the SEO fixes as of today. We are also currently working on the SEO module which will definitely make many users happy, especially the experienced ones.
CAPTCHA in Control Panel Login Form
One more minor update that is also the fix of the fault that has existed for quite a long time - a captcha in the Control Panel login form (yoursite/admin).
Of course, it is not the most pleasant experience to enter a captcha each time you want to log in to your website's Control Panel, and it also consumes your valuable time. On the other hand, the captcha saves those, who have simple passwords, from hacking by means of password searching. Therefore we can't just get rid of the captcha completely.
But we've finally done what we had to do to make your life easier
Now the captcha is not displayed till a
wrong password is entered twice. This way you don’t need to waste time, and the security level has remained, in fact, unchanged.
That's it for today. New updates are coming very soon.
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