Creating Search Engine Friendly (S.E.F) URLs in Joomla 1.5

November 21st, 2009
Joomla

If you care about your website, and want it to do well, then SEF URLs are vital as part of your SEO campaign. They allow you to place keywords into your URL making the site more Search Engine Friendly. This tutorial teaches you how to create SEF URLs in Joomla!

How Do I Create SEF URLs in Joomla!?

Once you’ve installed Joomla, goto Global Configuration and tick the box which says ‘Search Engine Friendly URLs’. Save.

If successful, your URLs will now have changed from:

www.example.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=29
To: 
 www.example.com/index.php/joomla-startup

How do you Delete the Text index.php?

In your URL you still have index.php still on e

very page. This can, to some, look annoying. To get rid of it you need to goto Global Configuration and tick the box to start using Apache mod_rewrite. Save.

Goto the root folder of your website and rename 'htaccess.txt' to '.htaccess'.
If successful, your URLs will now have changed from.
  www.example.com/index.php/joomla-startup
To:
 www.example.com/joomla-startup

About the Author

Charlie Street

An entrepreneur at heart, Charlie is the original founder of Media Street and based at the core of everything it does.

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