What is a SEO Friendly URL
Friendly URL is a feature that allows to create search engine friendly URLs. E.g. if you add an entry named "Name", the system will insert this name into URL, and you will get not: http://site_address/news/2009-08-21-1, but: http://site_address/news/name/2009-08-21-1[/j]
How to use this feature?
It can be enabled/disabled in Common Settings:
If we add an entry (let it be a file entry) named "Example" we will get the URL: http://site_address/load/example/1-1-0-1
example can be changed into any other word/phrase and it is not necessary to change the entry name to do this – just enter the necessary word/phrase into the field "The name to be displayed in URL:" when editing an entry:
Friendly URL is used in the same way in Page Editor, i.e. if we add a page named "Name" we will get the URL: http://site_address/index/name/0-1
"name" can be changed into anything you need when editing the page.
Friendly URLs are also used in module sections and categories.E.g. let’s take File Catalog – go to "Categories management", click near the necessary section or category:
Enter a name to be displayed in the URL and you will get not http://site_address/load/1, but http://site_address/load/name/1
The section/category will be available by the old address as well.
Q: I enabled friendly URL, then disabled it. The links to the entries with friendly urls will stop working?
A: No. Entries will be available both by the new and the old address.
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