Post by Cheetah » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:58 pm

I am new to this - so I apologize if this is a terribly stupid question. :-(

I would like to change the url's of my pages to something simpler.
Currently I have addresses like:
http://aerialessentials.com/index.php?r ... ry&path=73

Can I shorten that down? Make it something easier? I would like to send clients links that make sense. These look like a lot of jumble currently.

Let me know what you think.
I appreciate all your help.
Thanks!

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Post by Tcalp » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:32 pm

Yes you can. First you will want to ensure that the .htaccess.txt in the root of your folder root is renamed to .htaccess (you may already have a .htaccess , you would want to rename it to .htaccess.old or something).

And then go into System > Settings > Server > and turn on SEO URLS.

Each information page / category / product (etc) will have a 'SEO Keyword' under the data tab, this should be a unique value and controls what the URL will be.

There are extensions on the marketplace that improve on this functionality but that's the base of it.

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Post by Cheetah » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:12 am

Thank you so much. That is VERY helpful.
I have my products and catagories looking the way they should now.
BUT-
My information pages (catatog>information) still show up in long form addresses.
I have changed their SEO keywords, and applied the changes - but they still load wrong.

Example:
http://aerialessentials.com/index.php?r ... tion_id=10
Should be:
http://aerialessentials.com/Testimonials

Any help would be Greatly appreciated!

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Post by Tcalp » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:28 am

It could be a caching issue of some kind, delete the files inside system/cache

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Post by Cheetah » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:41 am

:-( Didn't seem to work.
I deleted the cache but nothing changed...

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Post by uksitebuilder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:24 am

Did you edit the SEO Keyword on those information pages too ?

I know you said you did it for products and categories, but didn't see you say you did it for info pages.

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Post by Cheetah » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:58 am

Yes I did.
It seems very straight forward and easy to edit the SEO for all the pages on our site - but it doesn't seem to change the URL for anything outside of Categories and Products.

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Post by uksitebuilder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:25 pm

The only thing I can think of as to why this is not working for your footer links is that they may be hardcoded in the footer.tpl file

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