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SEO friendly URls

Post by brocars » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:41 am

Hi

I want to enable seo friendly URLs at http://brocars.co.uk/cms/

I have changed htaccess.txt to .htaccess

Do i need to install an extension now to enable this. Can anyone recommend the best ocurse of action.

thanks
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Re: SEO friendly URls

Post by askmartin » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:53 am

In Joomla! 1.0 (what you are running) this is done in the administrator control panel by editing the site configuration (Site...Global Configuration). Click on the SEO tab and check the desired options, save and you're done.
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Re: SEO friendly URls

Post by brocars » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:36 pm

hi askmartin

thanks for that - I had already done that.

so for example I have a page about vehicle finance and leasing at:

http://brocars.co.uk/cms/content/view/13/71/

How do i get the word "financeandleasing" into the URL?

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Re: SEO friendly URls

Post by askmartin » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:37 pm

You're running Joomla 1.0 and you'll have to use a third party tool to get that level of URL. However, if you use Joomla 1.5 you will get that out of the box. I'm using native Joomla SEO at www.terranovawest.com if you want to see an example.
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Re: SEO friendly URls

Post by brocars » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:20 pm

thanks again martin. can you recommend any tool in particular.

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Re: SEO friendly URls

Post by askmartin » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:45 pm

You'll find several in the Extensions area at this link:
http://extensions.joomla.org/index.php? ... &Itemid=35

I have used this redirect component to "create" a URL like "mychurch.org/youth" and then it re-directs to the correct Joomla SEF URL. For example, entering http://trinityklein.org/vbs takes you to http://trinityklein.org/content/blogcategory/26/962/. (Of course, there is currently no content there!)

I suggest reviewing the extensions available or searching for URL re-write in the extensions and forums. My BEST suggestion, however, is to migrate to 1.5!
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