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  1. Brendan Hedges
  2. Form2Content Lite & Pro
  3. Thursday, 11 July 2019
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Hi Patrick,

In my sites I like to use Firecoder's Route 66 to ensure the article is as SEO friendly as possible. I 'm sure you already know it uses Yoast's JS Engine to do this.

Anyway, i was wondering if there is a way to integrate it in the F2C Article creation screen? Just as it integrates in the standard J article screen.

The problem I envisage is that if I ever modify a created J article with F2C after its first incarnation, any changes I made to that J article for Route 66 will be overwritten and lost.

it would be a nightmare if I ever had to synchronise all articles because of a main tmp change!

Any thoughts on this matter?

Regards, Brendan
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Hi Brendan,

To be honest I hate SEO extensions for the exact matter you describe.... they override and change core Joomla or associate their own data and make you dependent. I also believe (and have proven with my websites) that you don't need such extensions to reach technical SEO compliance with native Joomla.

There are great plugins which allow you to add metadata via article content or/and you can use our own plugins to fill metatdata fields in the Joomla article (which is core so remains there even if you uninstall F2C).

Last, the only way to know what happens is to do a test. If the association is at ID level it shouldn't matter that you refresh the article (which we do via the database).... but test and you know. I can tell you that with J4 upcoming integrating the extension won't be part of our to do list, sorry.

Regards,
Patrick
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That's ok.
J4 is keeping everyone busy!

I don't use the URL routing capabilities of Route 66, just the Yoast SEO part, which is great for reminding you what you have missed.

After i wrote the original post, I did some testing.

It seems that any info entered into Route 66 fields that are separate to the article fields remain intact during the save process. Which is good. The only thing I have noticed is that the meta must be added in f2c, rather than the generated article, otherwise it will be overwritten/deleted.
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