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Removing index.php from url? - Graze - 2016-11-25

How do i do this?

I'm on nginx, not apache.


RE: Removing index.php from url? - day-day - 2016-11-25

Go to the header template and remove index.php for the logo/home tab


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Graze - 2016-11-25

(2016-11-25, 08:55 AM)day-day Wrote: Go to the header template and remove index.php for the logo/home tab

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I did this. Index.php is gone now, hopefully it improves SEO.


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Josh H. - 2016-11-25

(2016-11-25, 09:10 AM)Graze Wrote: I did this. Index.php is gone now, hopefully it improves SEO.
I highly doubt that it will. Google's smart enough to know that index.html, index.php, and similar are all going to be index pages of a site and are usually configured at the server level to be the response to /.


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Graze - 2016-11-26

(2016-11-25, 08:40 PM)Josh H. Wrote:
(2016-11-25, 09:10 AM)Graze Wrote: I did this. Index.php is gone now, hopefully it improves SEO.
I highly doubt that it will. Google's smart enough to know that index.html, index.php, and similar are all going to be index pages of a site and are usually configured at the server level to be the response to /.

I heard that if you remove index.php, it helps SEO?


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Corey H - 2016-11-26

(2016-11-26, 02:03 AM)Graze Wrote:
(2016-11-25, 08:40 PM)Josh H. Wrote:
(2016-11-25, 09:10 AM)Graze Wrote: I did this. Index.php is gone now, hopefully it improves SEO.
I highly doubt that it will. Google's smart enough to know that index.html, index.php, and similar are all going to be index pages of a site and are usually configured at the server level to be the response to /.

I heard that if you remove index.php, it helps SEO?

I see no reason why it would help SEO. If anything it could potentially confuse search engines.


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Graze - 2016-11-26

(2016-11-26, 05:41 AM)Wage Wrote:
(2016-11-26, 02:03 AM)Graze Wrote:
(2016-11-25, 08:40 PM)Josh H. Wrote:
(2016-11-25, 09:10 AM)Graze Wrote: I did this. Index.php is gone now, hopefully it improves SEO.
I highly doubt that it will. Google's smart enough to know that index.html, index.php, and similar are all going to be index pages of a site and are usually configured at the server level to be the response to /.

I heard that if you remove index.php, it helps SEO?

I see no reason why it would help SEO. If anything it could potentially confuse search engines.
I heard from a lot of places that it helps. And instead of it indexing 2 pages, it indexes one. All of the huge forums don't have index.php


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Ashley1 - 2016-11-26

Yes it should help. With 2 versions of the same page there is the possibility of ranking spread, so better to fix it. Either remove index.php, set a htaccess redirect or set a canonical tag.


RE: Removing index.php from url? - Graze - 2016-11-26

(2016-11-26, 07:37 AM)Ashley1 Wrote: Yes it should help. With 2 versions of the same page there is the possibility of ranking spread, so better to fix it. Either remove index.php, set a htaccess redirect or set a canonical tag.

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I did this.