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Setting SEF Menu etc

Post by rgtr » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:55 pm

Hi
Having decided to rebuild a site from scratch to eliminate a problem to which it seems there is no answer, I now find I cannot remember how to setup a "sef" menu.
In fact the rebuild is a good thing as I am able to quickly and easily improve the formatting as well as bring the contenat up to date - much of it was written in 2000 to 2014.

The old site has a menu like this:
https://tdocplus.co.uk/rgtr/matters-of- ... out-claims
and the menu items are all collapsed.

The new site seems not to have this - in fact it is like this [local]
http://127.0.0.1/rtr_425_x/index.php?op ... Itemid=122

When I change the settings [Global Configuration Site to Search Engine Friendly URLs] to Yes, then that is Ok. But is I then change Use URL Rewriting then I get 404's whereas the live site [with its knackered menu] is set that way.

Anyone can tell me what this aegit 75 year old is doing wrong ? Especially where to collapse the menu items.

Richard

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Re: Setting SEF Menu etc

Post by Webdongle » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:20 pm

If it works without uncommenting #rewriteBase then to uncomment it.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Setting SEF Menu etc

Post by rgtr » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:46 pm

Web dongle
That is great NON-help comment
Richard

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Re: Setting SEF Menu etc

Post by Webdongle » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:51 pm

It is a common mistake. Often uncommenting #RewriteBase / stops it working.
If you are on localhost you will need to uncomment #RewriteBase / and add the correct path.
Also have you checked the rewriting is enabled on the server?
Is the site in a sub folder?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Setting SEF Menu etc

Post by rgtr » Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:23 am

Hi
All sorted.
see [ redacted ]
Thanks
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