Joomla Development

Handling URL changes in Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 or 5 upgrades

When upgrading from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 or 5, one significant hurdle many encounter is the change in URLs. These changes can disrupt SEO and require extensive manual effort to redirect hundreds, if not thousands, of pages. At Jensen Technologies, we recently faced this very challenge with a customer and devised a powerful solution.

The Challenge of URL Changes

Upgrading to newer Joomla versions offers numerous benefits, including enhanced security and features. However, this transition often comes with changed URLs, posing risks to your site's SEO and user experience. Manually creating redirects for each changed URL is not only tedious but also prone to errors.

Our Solution: Custom Joomla 5 Redirect Plugin

To address this, our team developed a custom Joomla 5 redirect plugin that automates the redirection process. This tool scans the database for the best match of old to new URLs and implements the appropriate redirect automatically. It's designed to handle changes efficiently, ensuring that your SEO ranking is preserved, and future URL adjustments are seamless.

About Jensen Technologies

At Jensen Technologies, we are not just developers; we are pioneers in Joomla site development with a robust portfolio including global clients like the WHO and numerous SMBs. Our expertise is further showcased through our popular tool, Component Creator, which many Joomla developers rely on for efficient site building. Our extensive experience makes us one of the most skilled Joomla developers globally.


With our custom Joomla 5 redirect plugin, migrating to Joomla 4 or 5 no longer means risking your SEO or investing countless hours in manual redirects. Interested in simplifying your Joomla migration? Contact us at Jensen Technologies, where innovation meets expertise in Joomla development.