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SEO friendly URLs in Tiny Marbles CMS 2.7

It was long overdue. Finally Tiny Marbles CMS 2.7 supports SEO friendly URLs in the public area. Creating a SEO and human friendly URL is essential, a dirty looking URL with a bunch of parameter doesn't work properly with most of the web crawlers. In previous releases of Tiny Marbles CMS a complicate URL looked like that:

http://domain/wsm/html/listshort.action?channel=componentmodel&request_locale=en

The optimized URL for search engines since the release 2.7:

http://domain/development/component-model/

In order to support SEO friendly URLs the article management was refactored. Each article category now has an URL-token which is generated automatically from the system to create the optimized URL. The URL token can be changed by the user if necessary. The same applies to the article: here the title is used for the URL token.

Deploy Tiny Marbles as 'Root'
In the past it was not possible to deploy Tiny Marbles CMS directly as 'Root' in TomCat because of a bug. However it was possible in older releases to avoid the servlet context 'wsm' in the URL using the vhost configuration in Apache. With the new release 2.7 the system is configured for the direct usage as 'Root'. If you still would like to use the servlet context you have to configure your vhost configuration to support the installation in case you have more than one deployment on your TomCat.

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