askvortsov This conversation is more like asking to put a headphone jack in the iPhone.
frankly speaking, only there are around 15-20k users who downloaded the SEO extension out of 248k flarum core downloaders which means most of them are not using SEO extension.
when we can not travel one more mile for SEO reasons how can we call ourselves SEO friendly software?
there is a huge difference when things come out of the box compared to using add-ons/adapters
i am not asking for new features , i am only pointing out the thing which flarum is currently not doing it correctly. fixing flarums mistakes using an extension is really unacceptable.
if a discussion has 3500 posts which means it has 3500 pages according to google since each post gets a unique URL all pages are unique and all pages should not have the same description. The worst part is page description is not at least the first post content it is coming from a
in fact, each post page should have a meta description of its own content instead of the first post content as description. i don't think flarum devs will understand this (let's do not get into this)
Any CMS or any web software's basic responsibility is to provide minimum SEO features like page title, description and keywords. as google is no longer considering keywords what else google will consider? title and page description for which flarum is suggesting to relay on a 3rd party extension.
if you really want to make the core more dev friendly and easily upgradable remove page titles and descriptions and canonical URLs and everything from the core and release an official flarum SEO extension like the way react is doing (React Helmet)
if flarum is really SEO friendly software you should take over the SEO extension and declare it as its part of flarum and continue to improve based on users feedback
if flarum is suggesting installing a 3rd part extension it means flarum is not at all SEO friendly?
if the whole flarum dev community can not fix/maintain this small SEO bug i doubt flarum's SEO potential in this corner.
Flarum has only 5 pages
- Discussion page
- Tag page
- Search page
- User page (user posts, discussions)
why can't flarum can not support basic SEO for just these 5 pages?
Relaying on 3rd party extension is nothing but flarum users can not request the flarum community for any SEO changes. during any core updates, we need to wait for a 3rd party extension provider to update the extension and we always need to contact
v17development for any small SEO change requests
This whole discussion sounds like i am being rude or making a big scene out of nothing. All i want is a better SEO friendly flarum out of the box.