shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

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shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

Post by pjki » Tue May 03, 2011 7:26 pm

I read a post about making the URLs on Joomla more readable? shorter? I read this: Go to Admin backend and look at the Configuration. Change your htaccess.txt to .htaccess (with Apache) and TURN ON SEF ( Search Engine Friendly) URLs.

But when I tried that, it destroyed the page -- it looked like a page without STYLES -- a white page with the list of text on the page. My site is shaky when I make changes on it. Once I tried to update and the entire site went blank. Fortunately, because I back up, I was able to restore it. It's the Beez template 1.5.14 version.

But turning on SEF didn't work. And I don't want to mess with the htaccess unless that is the appropriate way to get that to work.

I've tried it on 2 sites now, and just turning ON the SEF does not work at all. It destroys the styles on the site.

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Re: shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

Post by g1smd » Tue May 03, 2011 9:11 pm

This happens when the links pointing to the stylesheets are relative links and no longer correctly point to the stylesheet file URL.
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Re: shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

Post by dagam3rz » Tue May 03, 2011 11:52 pm

I encountered that problem before and I didn't get any reply so I have decided to manually modify my htaccess.

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Re: shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

Post by pjki » Fri May 06, 2011 4:22 am

Dagam3rz, how did it work for you? I wouldn't know how to manually modify my htaccess so I better not attempt that. But did it work for you?

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Re: shorter URL for Joomla web pages?

Post by pjki » Sat May 07, 2011 4:56 am

Well, I appreciate your response even if we don't have an answer because it shows people are at least trying to suggest. I'll do a search on the htaccess joomla and just see what it's all about. Not sure how that ties in to a shorter URL, but I'll do a little reading and if I come up with something definitive and straightforward, I'll post back. Thank you.


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