A friendly or clean URL is a short web address that simply redirects to a longer one. Benefits include making the web address easier to remember and improved search engine optimization (SEO). For example,
example.com/index.php?route=/forum could become
Once you've made sure to enable the
Friendly URLs option within the
StaffCP -> Configuration -> General Settings tab, you can check if it's working by going to
https://yoursite.com/rewrite_test and Nameless should respond with, "Rewrite Enabled." If not, proceed to troubleshoot for your host environment.
To disable friendly urls outside of the control panel, go to
Ensure a file named
.htaccess exists wherever Nameless is installed (typically
htdocs), and that it contains these rules.
Use our webserver config which you can see here.
If you are using a web host, or you have followed the above steps and you are still not able to use friendly URLs, ensure that the Nameless
.htaccess file exists.
.htaccess files are usually hidden by default within web host file managers and on Unix systems, so you may have to enable hidden file view on your system.
.htaccess file should exist and it should contain these rules.