How to Set Search Engine Friendly URLs in Joomla 2.5

Surely you’ve seen Joomla websites that have simple URLs, for example:

http://www.mysite.com/joomla/using-joomla.html

However, there are others in which URLs are shown as follows:

http://www.mysite.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=280

This article is about how to configure SEF URLs in Joomla 2.5, which helps to improve the efficiency of search engines. The configuration is done from the control panel.

In the Control Panel, click on the “Site -> Global Configuration”:

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You will find the following options to the right:

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Search Engine Friendly URLs – select “Yes” to use good URLs for web search engines and easy to use. URLs will be converted into something like:

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Use URL rewriting – this option allows you to remove index.php from URL. You will have something like this:

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Adds Suffix to URL – this option added “Html” at the end of URL. For example:

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This concludes how to set Search Engine Friendly URLs in Joomla 2.5.

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