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seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:38 pm
by image
OK, I have read somewhere and cant find it anywhere abour making your url contain key words inseat of all the standard stuff, ie:
http://www.image-retail.co.uk/index.php ... uct_id=125

can anyone give me some instruction as to how to so this. Many thanks :)

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:01 pm
by florinsith
In your opencart root folder rename htacces.txt to .htaccess , then go your store's backend >system>setting>server select seo url and save.
Then , when you insert products , in seo keyword field , you insert the keyword/s you need , and instead of space , use "-"
If you allready have many products inserted , search on the opencartt extension directory for autoseo - its a free extension.

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:03 pm
by image
Hi, I have done this but now getting a 404 error on the product I am trying?

The file is now .htaccess. in the root I have selected the seo url in the backend and I have inputted keywords of kushi blue skirts

This is the link :

http://thedropshipper.co.uk/kushi-blue-skirts

where have I gone wrong?

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:10 pm
by Xsecrets
the file should be .htaccess not .htaccess.

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:41 pm
by image
haha, I am soo stupid lol! many thanks :)

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:43 pm
by Xsecrets
no worries it happens more than you would think because of the way the instructions are written with that filename at the end of the sentence.

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:58 pm
by Vicki
also it can show the page not found even after doing everything right as i just found out, cntrl+F5 clears the cache and then shows it all up as it should :)

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:01 am
by Crisplant
Hello,

Same problem too.
The file is .htaccess and the server returns the same error:
Not Found

The requested URL /about was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Am i missed something?

Please someone help me!

Thank you

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:23 am
by SXGuy
Did you rename the file prior to upload? if so read below
make sure you disable "hide extensions for known file types" in windows because you may have renamed it to .htaccess.txt by accident.

Open a window or folder on your desktop, go to tools>Folder Options>View> and untick "Hide extensions for known file types"

Now go back to your .htaccess file and check it isnt called htaccess.txt

Open it in notepad then save as .htaccess and select "all files" instead of save as *.txt

Or

Do you have your shop in a folder and not the root directory? if so, you need to edit .htaccess and add change RewriteBase / to RewriteBase /foldername/

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:38 am
by Crisplant
I did that, but still not working....

Re: seo friendly url help

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:14 pm
by mike_x_
hi!
i have installed opencart in a folder with space in its name like : "opencart shop"
as i understand i have to put it in rewriteBase of htaccess file because opencart is not installed in root.
how can i escape spaces in htaccess? (if i just put it with space i get 500 and if i leave it as root i get 404 when i go into a product)

Thanx!