Tag: social network
In several recent projects we had been asked to implement ‘Login with Facebook’, ‘Login with Google’ functionality into eZ Publish 5 and eZ Platform, so we decided to go ahead and develop our own bundle based on HWIOAuthBundle.
It all started with Hrvoje K. looking for our company profile on GitHub. Searching for "netgen", the second result he got was Netgen Infotech, a company based in New Delhi, India. The name is not something that’s bothering us. After all, there are other companies out there called Netgen that we have been aware of for years. What was disconcerting was the fact that they used our logo. An exact copy of it.
One thing that was continuously bothering us with eZ Publish when developing websites, was its built-in language switcher. For the most part and for smaller sites it works fine, but it does have some limitations. Since it generates URLs with /switchlanguage/to/ module view, it is not really SEO friendly. On larger sites with many pages and languages, it pollutes the search engine indexes and makes it really hard to filter relevant content. Another issue with it is that it doesn’t work with host_uri siteaccess matching. It simply won’t generate correct redirects.
Social networks are what web is about today. If you don’t have at least one social network account, you practically don’t exist on the Internet. Some would argue about these statements (including myself, mainly concerning Facebook), but at the end of the day, the truth is that social networks matter, to users as well as websites.