How to implement seo-friendly url with php?

by domenico.weimann , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

How to implement seo-friendly url with php?

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by dustin.green , 8 months ago

@domenico.weimann 

To implement an SEO-friendly URL with PHP, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a .htaccess file: Create a file named ".htaccess" in the root directory of your website. This file will be used to rewrite the URLs.
  2. Enable RewriteEngine: Open the .htaccess file and add the following code to enable the RewriteEngine:
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RewriteEngine On


  1. Rewrite URLs: To rewrite the URLs, you need to decide on a URL structure. For example, if you have a website with articles, you can use the following structure: example.com/articles/article-title.


Here's how you can rewrite the URL using PHP:

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RewriteRule ^articles/(.*)$ article.php?title=$1 [L]


In the above code, the regular expression "^(.*)$" matches any characters after "articles/" and captures it as a parameter named "title". The [L] flag indicates that this is the last rule to be applied.

  1. Update the PHP Code: In your PHP file (article.php in this case), retrieve the "title" parameter and use it to fetch the appropriate content from your database or filesystem.
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$title = $_GET['title'];
// Use the $title to retrieve the corresponding content from the database


By implementing these steps, you have created an SEO-friendly URL structure for your website using PHP. However, keep in mind that you may need to adapt the code based on your specific requirements and website structure.