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:
IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*
<Limit GET POST>
deny from all
allow from all
<Limit PUT DELETE>
deny from all
then there is the htaccess.txt file which contains alot of
# @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...