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    Joomla Question and htaccess.txt

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    At present my joomla urls are showing up like http://www.website.com/index.php/gallery

    instead of http://www.website.com/gallery.php

    So I've went into the global configurations section... to the right hand side there is a panel - I Have search engine friendly URL's turned ON...

    Underneath that is the option to Use URL rewriting - with a warning to use this feature htaccess.txt must be renamed to .htaccess --- so at present it is off - Should this be on? If so the problem is that on my server there is already a .htaccess file

    the contents are:

    Code:
    # -FrontPage-
    
    IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*
    
    <Limit GET POST>
    order deny,allow
    deny from all
    allow from all
    </Limit>
    <Limit PUT DELETE>
    order deny,allow
    deny from all
    </Limit>
    AuthName prestige-car-valeting.com
    AuthUserFile /home/prestig1/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.pwd
    AuthGroupFile /home/prestig1/public_html/_vti_pvt/service.grp
    then there is the htaccess.txt file which contains alot of

    Code:
    ##
    # @package		Joomla
    # @copyright	Copyright (C) 2005 - 2012 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
    # @license		GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
    ##
    
    ##
    # READ THIS COMPLETELY IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS FILE!
    #
    # The line just below this section: 'Options +FollowSymLinks' may cause problems
    # with some server configurations.  It is required for use of mod_rewrite, but may already
    # be set by your server administrator in a way that dissallows changing it in
    # your .htaccess file.  If using it causes your server to error out, comment it out (add # to
    # beginning of line), reload your site in your browser and test your sef url's.  If they work,
    # it has been set by your server administrator and you do not need it set here.
    ##
    
    etc etc etc
    so obviously when i try to rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess it pops up that such a file already exists...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zany90 View Post
    so obviously when i try to rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess it pops up that such a file already exists...
    Just copy the code in your htaccess.txt file and add it to your existing .htaccess file.

    That's really all you need to do. Your search engine friendly URLs are not going to work unless the appropriate entries are made to .htaccess.


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