How to enable SEF URLs on your Joomla Website

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Monday, 08 April 2013 07:25;
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Search Engine Friendly URLs are one of the most important on page optimization techniques, which the search engines always look for. If you have a dirty URL structure, you are easily ignored by the search engines robots. So, in order to stay safe and always ready for indexing, you should always have SEF URLs. 


Joomla has it inbuilt. You can simply switch it on and you should have pretty decent url structure for your complete website. 


Here is how to do it :

  1. Goto Global Configuration in the admin backend
  2. Check the SEO Settings Panel
  3. As in the above screenshot, just switch on the above two options
  4. Before you do that, goto your FTP File manager and rename the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess in the root location.
  5. Refresh your frontend and you are done.


This is the basic Joomla SEF Support. If you are an advance user, and want to have a control on your SEF URLs, then you should better use sh404sef



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