Torkil Johnsen

My personal piece of cyberspace

Should I care about SEF URLs anymore?

Posted in Marketing,Search engines on Sep 17th, 2010

Exchanged opinions with Peter van Westen and Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos on Twitter, and long story short; they consider SEF URLs to be something that neither people nor Google care about anymore. I thought I disagreed at first, but then I realized I should not have an opinion on this, I should have facts. So here is my research.


Some easy use of mod_rewrite

Posted in Content management,Search engines on Jan 16th, 2008

Here are some easy code snippets that comes in handy on all websites I set up. Consistent urls are important for search engines, so I have a few small code snippets to make sure everything works as planned.

Testing ReceiveLinks link exchange network

Posted in Search engines on Jul 21st, 2006

I previously tested LinkVault with little or no success. Now I’ve taken it upon myself to test ReceiveLinks. So far it’s looking pretty neat’o. It’s very easy to set up (very similar to LV) and easy to manage. The user interface is simple, not pretty, but effective. If you like you can test it out yourself. It’s free and if you sign up as a referral of mine, I’ll help you get started. (more…)

Joomla 1.5 beta postponed

Posted in Content management,Search engines on May 1st, 2006

Joomla 1.5 beta has been pushed back one month and is not due until the end of May most probably. I’ll write more as soon as I can get hold of some info on the topic. For now you can read the Joomla Roadmap.

Joomla 1.5 database schema

Posted in Content management,Search engines on Apr 30th, 2006

NEW: Looking for the Joomla 1.6 database schema?

It’s right here: Joomla 1.6 database schema.

Continue to read about the 1.5 schema

Joomla 1.5 database schema, bigJoomla 1.5 beta is just around the corner now. Jinx has earlier stated that it would be released before may but we are yet to see if the core devs manage to keep their promise. As part of my involvement in the standards & guidelines group in Joomla, I set up a Joomla database schema to give 3rd party developers a clearer understanding as to how the core database is structured. Click the thumbnail to the right to see the full sized schema.

Download Joomla 1.5 database diagram (From April 2006. XML-format, for use with FabFORCE DBDesigner4)

The diagram also has column info expanded, so that you can see the column types (varchar, integer, etc). This makes the schema a bit messy, but this is a feature you easily can turn on/off in DBDesigner to make it more readable again.


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