Remove index.php from URL?

General questions relating to Joomla! 1.5 There are other boards for more specific help on Joomla! features and extensions.

Moderator: General Support Moderators

Forum rules
Forum Rules
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla! <-- please read before posting.
Forum Post Assistant - If you are serious about wanting help, you should use this tool to help you post.
Locked
ddp1
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 11:39 am

Remove index.php from URL?

Post by ddp1 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:30 pm

Hi,

I was hoping someone could offer me a little assistance please?

I'm looking to remove the index.php from the url

so for example currently my website is displayed as:-

http://websiteexample.co.uk/index.php/help.html

I'm hoping to change this to

http://websiteexample.co.uk/help.html

There are a few topics already created but i've still not been able to get it to work. I'm currently on version 1.5.23 (looking to update soon) my SEO settings are set as
Search Engine friendly Yes
Use Apache mode No
Add suffix to URL Yes

I then read that I need to rename the htaaccess file, to start can someone confirm for me how i will know which htaaccess file i will need to rename? is this the file under /public_html/?

Any help is really appreciated.

User avatar
imanickam
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 27190
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:57 am
Location: Chennai, India

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by imanickam » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:12 pm

To remove the text string index.php, in addition to setting the option "Search Engine Friendly URLs" to Yes, you have to also set the option "Use Apache mod_rewrite" to Yes. After this you have to copy the file htaccess.txt to .htaccess

The file htaccess.txt is in the directory where Joomla! is installed.

Review of the content of the help screen (https://docs.joomla.org/Help15:Screen.config.15) would be of help.

Note: Joomla! 1.5 is no longer supported. The current version of Joomla! is 3.5.1. In addition, the last version of Joomla! 1.5 is 1.5.26 (https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.5_version_history) with two hot fixes (https://docs.joomla.org/Security_hotfix ... L_versions) after that.
Ilagnayeru (MIG) Manickam | இளஞாயிறு மாணிக்கம்
Joomla! - Global Moderators Team | Translations Coordination Team | Tamil (தமிழ்) Translation Team

Eegan - Support the poor and underprivileged

User avatar
Per Yngve Berg
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 25872
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Akershus, Norway

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:02 pm


ddp1
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 11:39 am

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by ddp1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:13 am

Thanks guys,

imanickam so I have to rename the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess? Do i have to make any changes within this file or do i only have to rename it?

Per Yngve Berg Thanks, i have downloaded the zip file and i can see the htaccess file in the root directory (same as mine)

ddp1
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 11:39 am

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by ddp1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:15 am

I have made the apache change but I get the following error (not edited the htaaccess file yet)

Not Found

The requested URL /test.html was not found on this server.
Apache Server at [spam].co.uk Port 80

User avatar
imanickam
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 27190
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:57 am
Location: Chennai, India

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by imanickam » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:06 pm

It is not clear from your answer whether you have renamed the file htaccess.txt to .htaccess? Yes, as the documentation says, you have to rename the file htaccess.txt. As such the file may not need any change. However, depending on the environment, things may have to changed within the file.

Whether the Home page gets displayed?

What is the URL of your site so that others can see what is happening?

Note: Test whether your Apache server has been correctly configured to handle mod_rewrite. Review of the document https://docs.joomla.org/How_to_check_if ... our_server would be of help.
Ilagnayeru (MIG) Manickam | இளஞாயிறு மாணிக்கம்
Joomla! - Global Moderators Team | Translations Coordination Team | Tamil (தமிழ்) Translation Team

Eegan - Support the poor and underprivileged

ddp1
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 11:39 am

Re: Remove index.php from URL?

Post by ddp1 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:23 am

Hi, yes i renamed the file to .htaccess and changed the apache to Yes however as in my previous post when i click on a link i get an error page

Not Found

The requested URL /test.html was not found on this server.
Apache Server at mywebsite.co.uk Port 80

I have followed your documentation and it does not appear that apache is working as after renaming it to .htaaccess i replaced all the text with

RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteRule ^joomla\.html http://www.joomla.org/? [R=301,L]

Then when i browse to

http://www.mywebsite.co.uk/joomla.html

I get the following error

Not Found

The requested URL /joomla.html was not found on this server.

Apache Server at www.mywebsite.co.uk Port 80


Locked

Return to “General Questions/New to Joomla! 1.5”