1.14 Using Apache's mod_rewrite
Apache's mod_rewrite module provides a rule-based rewriting engine to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. This means that you will see nice (non-crufty) URLs like
and Apache will rewrite (translate) it into the URL
which is in a format that PivotX knows how to parse. In other words, if
is enabled, it allows for
clean/non-crufty URLs which better describe the content of the link target
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PivotX generates nice URLs if you turn on the 'Use mod rewrite' option in the PivotX configuration screen.
To use Apache mod_rewrite you need to:
.htaccess. Note that the filename starts with a dot (on Windows this could be a problem - alternatively you can open the file in Notepad and save it with a new name);
go to the configuration screen and turn on the 'Use mod rewrite' option in PivotX and choose an option that suits you;
visit your PivotX website and confirm that the clean (non-crufty) URLs work.
If the clean URLs don't work it may be that your server doesn't support
You should check your phpinfo and search for
mod_rewrite to see if it is enabled.