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By default CMS Made Simple™ creates a "technical" URL like www.website.com/index.php?page=contact
It is functional, but it lacks aesthetic value. Pretty, or Search Engine Friendly URL is a feature for improving the appearance of the URL and it also improves search engine indexing!


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1. Copy the "htaccess.txt" file from the CMSMS™ /doc directory to the root of your website.

2. Rename the copied file to .htaccess including the dot!

3. Add to the bottom of your config.php the line:

...

$config['url_rewriting'] = 'mod_rewrite';
?>

4. Check if the head section of your Core::Page template contains the metadata tag:

<head>
  ...
  {metadata}
  ...
</head>

More extended documentation on settings and known issues on the official CMS Made Simple documentation website.

This article is written for Apache web servers. More information on other servers at the CMSMS Documentation website.



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Setting up Pretty URL in CMS Made Simple

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  Last updated: 17-11-2020
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