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Name: Non-SEF to SEF - Version: 3.1.2 / / - Type: Plugin - License: GPLv3
Description: Redirects Non-Sef URLs (dynamic URLs) to SEF URLs - Joomla! Extensions Directory

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Prevents direct calls to non-SEF URLs (via GET parameters)

Plugin: NSTS - Non-SEF to SEF
Function: This plugin enables automatic redirection to SEF URLs.
Languages: English and German

This plugin redirects Non-Sef URLs (dynamic URLs) to SEF URLs. The SEF (Search Engine Friendly) option has to be activated in the global settings. Even though this option is activated, the pages can still be loaded through the not optimized URLs (with the help of specified parameters). If the plugin detects such a call, then it redirects it automatically to the correct, optimized URL.

In many cases the loading of the Non-SEF URLs is unwanted. For example, if a search engine has crawled the dynamic URLs, then the unwanted URLs are displayed in search results. NSTS redirects such calls with status 301 Moved Permanently, resulting in an update of the indexed URL data in a return visit of the search engine bot.

The SEF URL is determined by the Joomla internal functions. If a menu item is set, it redirects to it. If no menu item is available, then the URL is created of the router function of each component.


  • Redirection of Non-SEF URLs to SEF-URLs
  • Prevents unwanted requests through GET parameters
  • Redirects with status 301 Permanently Moved
  • Redirects requests from uppercase URLs to lowercase URLs
  • SEF URLs are generated with the Joomla! API
  • Individual components can be excluded
  • Languages: English and German


Install the plugin in the backend. Configure and activate it in "Extensions" - "Plugins" - "System - Non-SEF to SEF".

Example for a redirection:

Request of an article without SEF:


Automatic redirection with a menu entry:


Automatic redirection without a menu entry:


The plugin itself does not create SEF URLs, but uses the internal Joomla! functionality to create suitable SEF URLs!


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Latest release

Version - 2023-12-13

  • # Fixed the deprecation issue "Passing null to parameter #2 ($string) of type string"


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