How to Remove index.php From Your New Magento Store

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Written by: Brad Gardner

You’ve got a shiny new store but the URLs still contain /index.php?!

With the new version of Magento v.1.6.2.0 this is a quick fix, let’s get started.

  1. Log into your store and under the top menu select System>Configuration>General>Web Settings Menu.
  2. Expand the Search Engine Optimization section.
  3. Then change Use Web Server Rewrites from NO to YES.
  4. Be sure to save your settings by clicking Save Config in the upper right.magento save config button

That’s it! If you click around on your site you should see that your URL structure is now something like:

Www.yourdomain.com/category/product

Have you had any other similar issues with URL structures in Magento?

About the Author:
http://www.qwodtech.com
Brad Gardner is the owner of Qwodtech, llc and loves helping small to medium size business grow their bottom lines with a mix of online strategies. Born in upstate NY he moved to Wilmington to finish undergrad at UNCW and enjoys bicycling, music and is undeniably addicted to a quality cup of coffee.