Look in the administrater back end Global Configuration, SEO.
There is no "bug" in the SEO of Joomla either version. If it is not working it is a configuration error with your website. Most likely you did not rename the htaccess.txt file in the Joomla root directory (normally your public_hrml directory) to .htaccess
Another possibility is you manually configured the .htaccess file wrong or you added something to it that is causing the file to not be parsed.
The documentation is a good place to look for answers.
Don't you love it when people post answers and assume that you know what they are talking about. Then you have to wait another week before they post again with the real or complete answer...
I did rename the htaccess.txt to .htaccess and it's the default joomla same as the one in htaccess.txt but it's still not showing the articles or the links pages. I go to add an article or link in front page and I see a blank page. Others who use IE tell me they see a 500 error and I tried IE and saw the same thing.
I'm running the latest Mozilla Firefox browser and have it set as default and IE is turned off.
I need some clarification on what to put in the .htaccess file to make it show the articles and links page. Do I just leave it as it is or what? No one seems to be saying anything about this here.
People answer questions based on their ability, their limited time available, and the perception that the poster actually looked for the answer. Yes sometimes, an answer assumes the original poster knows more than they do, if that is the case, just ask for clarification, the person who answered will likely clarify.