Need to know how to create SEO friendly URLs for your Joomla website? Having search engine friendly links on your website is one of the most important parts of search engine optimization.
It increases the likelihood of getting high rankings on major search engines likes Google, Yahoo and MSN, and they are also easier to read by humans.
In this article you’re going to learn step-by-step how to create SEO friendly URLs for your Joomla website.
Go to the root directory on your C-panel. You can get there by going to your web browser and entering in your domain name/cpanel. Then click on file manager from the C-panel, and go to the “public_html” folder or the “www” folder.
Rename the htaccess.txt file to.htaccess. I know this looks unusual but rename it. It’s a file without a name but only a file extension.
If you don’t have access to your c-panel or you’re not sure about doing this. You can ask your hosting company or web designer to do this for you.
Got to site and click on global configuration from the top Joomla admin menu.
Under SEO settings set “Search Engine Friendly URLs” to “Yes”.
Set “Use Apache mod_rewrite” to “Yes”.
Leave “Add suffix to URLs” set to “No”.
The last and final step is to click on save.
That’s how easy it is to create SEO friendly URLs for your Joomla website. Now you should have professional looking links on your website and ready to enjoy improved search engine rankings.