SEF/.htaccess issues

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SEF/.htaccess issues

Post by Number55 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:51 am

Hi, and sorry for my english.
I've searched the forum for the same issue but I haven't found someone with the same issue.
I used joomla 2.5 in the last year without problems and recently I have removed all the cms, installed Joomla 3.0 and rebuilt the all site, updating the old templates and plugins I've developed.
Well, as long as I worked offline, fixing minor issues, the SEF worked perfectly, but when I've publish the website I started having some problem with the menus.
When I click on a link in my top menu, the server just reload the actual .php page and not the target one.
I've check the Joomla settings for SEO/SEF and the .htaccess too, consulting many guides online. It seems everything ok, but the SEF settings works only when I turn back offline the website, or when I turn off the SEF option.

My website:
My .htaccess file (I have removed all the commented lines to make this topic shorter):

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#Options +FollowSymLinks

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode[^(]*\([^)]*\) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^s]*s)+cript.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
RewriteRule .* index.php [F]

RewriteBase /

RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /component/|(/[^.]*|\.(php|html?|feed|pdf|vcf|raw))$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule .* index.php [L]
I've tried to comment and uncomment "Options +FollowSymLinks" and "RewriteBase /" (I've installed Joomla in the main directory "public_html")

So, I ask my self and this forum, why with Joomla 2.5 all works perfectly, and now SEF works only when the site is offline? I think is a problem of my configuration and not the server (Litespeed webserver with Linux, hosted on

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Re: SEF/.htaccess issues

Post by Thetjo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:39 pm

Have you checked for any components of plugins that are messing with your rewriting? Try disabling them and see if that resolves the issue. - Start improving your conversion rate with an expert review

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Re: SEF/.htaccess issues

Post by Webdongle » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:10 pm
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results": Albert Einstein.



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