SEF Test

Troubleshooting SEF URLs is a common job for Joomla! admins. This plugin allows for easy switching between SEF and non-SEF, without hassling your users.

The SEF Test plugin allows you to turn on and off SEF from the URL for your own session, without changing the Global Configuration options. It's a very simple tool for testing SEF out on a production site with Global SEF disabled, and fetching non-SEF URLs on a SEF-enabled site. A must when building Joomla! sites.


Price Free
Current version 1.5.4 (Stable)
Requirements Joomla! 3.0.1 or later
Joomla! 2.5.0 or later
PHP 5.2.8 or later
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License GNU/GPL (General Public License)
This extension is also listed in the Joomla! Extension Directory


  1. To install this plugin, download it from the download-section on this site to your computer.
  2. Then install the ZIP file from within the Joomla! Administrator as a regular extension.
  3. Next go to the Plugin Manager to enable this system-plugin. It is listed as "System - SEF Test".

Please note that this plugin does not work with third party SEF extensions, like sh404SEF, Artio JoomSEF or AceSEF. If you want this functionality in combination with those extensions, you need to contact the creators of that extension. This plugin is not able to add functionality that those third party solutions do not offer.


To disable SEF add sef=0 to the URL:


To enable SEF add sef=1 to the URL:


or close your browser.


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