Friendly Urls

  1. 6 years ago
    Edited 3 years ago by lester

    I have tried everything to change http://website.com/index.php/settings and http://website.com/?p=settings to http://website.com/settings.
    I just can't get it to work! I am so frustrated can anyone please help me with this problem? thanks in advance

    - Make sure there is a .htaccess file in the root of your esoTalk installation containing the following:

    # Generated by esoTalk
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [QSA,L]
    </IfModule>

    - Make sure mod_rewrite is enabled on Apache.

    - Add the following to your config/config.php file:

    $config["esoTalk.urls.friendly"] = true;
    $config["esoTalk.urls.rewrite"] = true;
  2. Toby

    8 Feb 2013 Administrator Answer

    - Make sure there is a .htaccess file in the root of your esoTalk installation containing the following:

    # Generated by esoTalk
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [QSA,L]
    </IfModule>

    - Make sure mod_rewrite is enabled on Apache.

    - Add the following to your config/config.php file:

    $config["esoTalk.urls.friendly"] = true;
    $config["esoTalk.urls.rewrite"] = true;
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  6. 5 years ago

    Thanks Toby! Your instructions worked perfectly for me. :)

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  8. I wonder if there was away we to get the numbers out of the urls?

  9. any option of getting the #'s out of the friendly urls or its not recommended?

  10. Toby

    5 Oct 2014 Administrator

    Not recommended. The numbers are required to uniquely identify conversations.

  11. Edited 5 years ago by Tech

    Esotalk uses (1234567 ) in it's urls same goes for a lot of other forums/blogs as well.
    If you have time and read this article it does mention that (numbers) in urls is a bad idea for SEO
    "4 line down on the first paragraph"
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-remove-numbers-from-wordpress-urls/

    So my question would be to you Toby, honestly how hard would it be to reconstruct esotalk to have permalinks & slugs for better SEO?

  12. Toby

    6 Oct 2014 Administrator

    Having numbers in the URL isn't bad for SEO, as long as the are keywords (conversation title slug) in there as well.

  13. for Chinese wording title, the url will only have numbers, such as:
    http://somedomain.com/123 .
    so can we customize the URL including channels in URL like wordpress etc.

  14. 4 years ago

    @froyo there is fix in development branch https://github.com/esotalk/esoTalk/issues/297 , and plus you have to install php5-intl (if you are on PHP5) package. Should help.

  15. Edited 4 years ago by Tech

    @Toby Having numbers in the URL isn't bad for SEO, as long as the are keywords (conversation title slug) in there as well.

    @Toby yup your right the slugs work great ;)

  16. 3 years ago

    [deleted]

    25 Jan 2016

    i make it and work :)

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]
    </IfModule>
 

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