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Jommla and friendly urls

Hello Experts,

I have an Joomla site that I am trying to optimize for one of my clients. The site site contains a lot of unfriendly urls specially under "Productos", like this one for example: http://fisioayudas.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=8&Itemid=209

So I was wondering, is there a way to make that url a friendly url?


Thanks so much,

Winter
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Hi Winter,

I have had good success with Joomla's core SEF (Search Engine Friendly) option set in Global Config. You need to enable your .htaccess file if you have not already done so to use this fully.

Others have found SEF404 a more featured SEF extension, albeit at a small cost.

VM is difficult though. On one of my sites I go from a nice category display URL of http://sag.org.au/shop/australian-books.html to an individual product display of http://sag.org.au/oldshop/australian-books.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=85&category_id=5.
I have not found a solution to this VM product URL yet, but the category URL is generally fine for most purposes. You can get this short VM category URL by simply creating a menu item for each VM category. I guess you could do this for each product too but that would be tedious! Go to the category URL above and compare the URLs from the sub menu items under Shop with those from the VM module in the left hand column.



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Hi Master!

That was a really complete answer!, thank you very much, I am going to apply the category URL better.

Thank you so much again.

Winter