Blue Flower

What is a canonical page?

A canonical page is the preferred version of a set of pages with highly similar content.

How to check is it work?

After enable plugin, the way to check if the plugin is working by view page source. The canonical meta tag will appear.
For example to compare:

What is a canonical page?

A canonical page is the preferred version of a set of pages with highly similar content.

How to check is it work?

After enable plugin, the way to check if the plugin is working by view page source. The canonical meta tag will appear.
For example to compare:

The original content (Single Page)

(1) The original content [Parks Home], This is first created content.

The original Joomla! Content:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/parks-home

include Canonical URL link:
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/parks-home" rel="canonical" />


Duplicate content (Single Page)

(2) Duplicate content [Article Page], This is second created menu link to a article.

Default Joomla! content page:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3master/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/single-article

include Joomla! Core Canonical link:
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3master/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/single-article" rel="canonical" />

Installed Canonical URL Extension

Compare with content installed Canonical Url extension page:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/single-article

include Canonical URL link from CMSPlugin (this is rel):
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/parks-home" rel="canonical" />


The original content (Blog Page)

(2) The original content [Park Blog], This is first created menu link to a category.

The original Joomla! Content:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/park-blog

include Canonical URL link:
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/park-blog" rel="canonical" />


Duplicate content (Blog Page)

(2) Duplicate content [Article Category Blog], This is second created menu link to a category.

Default Joomla! content page:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3master/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/article-category-blog

include Joomla! Core Canonical link:
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3master/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/article-category-blog" rel="canonical" />

Installed Canonical URL Extension

Compare with content installed Canonical Url extension page:
http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/using-joomla/extensions/components/content-component/article-category-blog

include Canonical URL link from CMSPlugin (this is rel):
<link href="http://extensions.cmsplugin.com/j3canonical/index.php/park-blog" rel="canonical" />



Canonical Url Extension for Joomla!, It relies on the menu that created to go to content of category. If you could create the correct menu, the tag rel = "canonical" will be able to generate the precise link for your article item.

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