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Friendly urls for products

Thread began 1/09/2013 9:33 am by lee341019 | Last modified 1/10/2013 10:58 am by Jason Byrnes | 377 views | 3 replies |


Friendly urls for products

Is there an easy way to implement friendly urls to products (eg. riverdale-skirt ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is done using the Apache mod_rewrite() module and .htaccess:

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Hi Jason

Have applied the following:

Options +FollowSymLinks

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^newsarticle-([0-9]+)\.php$ newsarticle.php?zNews?id=$1

to the following: news.php

but when you click on the link to the specific article it only shows the most recent post... not sure what I may be doing wrong...

many thanks


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

for one, the rewrite rule:
RewriteRule ^newsarticle-([0-9]+)\.php$ newsarticle.php?zNews?id=$1

does not apply to the news.php page, it applies to the newsarticle.php page, so a link to the news.php page would not work.

only a link to the newsarticle.php page would trigger the re write rule.

it looks to me like you are trying to pass the URL in as:

and have that read as:

for two, the format of your rewrite url is wrong

newsarticle.php?zNews?id=1 is not a valid URL variable, i dont know what is a valid URL variable for your site, but there should not be more than 1 ? in a url variable.

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