phpLD 5.1.5 Maintenance Release 1


By David | July 16, 2013 | Home | Blog Categories | News

Likely the biggest request we have been receiving since the release of phpLD 5 has been more flexibility with SEO friendly URLs. We are releasing Maintenance Release 1 for phpLD 5.1.5 with a few small enhancements, and it is called a maintenance release with no version number change, because it is a simple upgrade.


Now in Admin > Settings > Search Engine Optimization there are some new options. Let’s go over them.

  1. Show Link Type as folder: If set to yes, after the link type will be included in the url (ex. domain.com/video/title-of-video-1

  2. Show Category: If set to yes, the category of the link will be shown (ex. domain.com/business/title-of-link-1

  3. URL Extension: This is what is added at the end of the URL, and it can be .php, .htm, .html or no extension. So with both of the above set to yes plus the htm extension we would have something like this: domain.com/business/video/title-of-link-1.htm

Hopefully these new options will give you some flexibility to have detail pages the way you want them!


We’ve also added a basic search option. We received some requests from people who just wanted a basic search with no ajax drop down, which also can help increase performance on a busy site. So in Admin > Settings > Directory, you will now see a Select Search Form where you can select the new setting.


Finally, under Admin > Settings > Security we have a new option called Disable Contact Form. Even if the contact form does work even if not in the menu, this makes it possible to just completely shut it off in the case a bot or similar is hitting it. The page will still exist but it won’t be possible to submit any information.


If you are upgrading from version 5.1.5 and have made no changes to core template files or php files, upgrading will be easy. Now note that if you changes your regular template files, no problem. If you are not sure what we are talking about, feel free to check in on forums.

  1. Get a full backup of your database and files before starting!

  2. Upload the files from the download

  3. Go to Admin > System > Database update and run it

  4. Go to Admin > System > Database, and run the following code


INSERT INTO `PLD_CONFIG` (`ID`, `VALUE`) VALUES

('OPTIONS_SEARCH_FIELD', '0'),

('DISABLE_CONTACT_FORM', '0'),

('SEO_SHOW_LINK_TYPE', '0'),

('SEO_URL_EXTENSION', ''),

('SEO_CATEGORY_NAME', '0');






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