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Friendly URLs not working on the Home page only

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Community Member, 1 Post

2 October 2013 at 10:34pm

Edited: 02/10/2013 10:34pm

Hi all

OK I have installed on WAMP, XAMPP and a standalone Apache server using the .zip file and composer. I have come across the same problem with all installations and let me be clear its more an irritation than anything else.

OK mod_rewrite installed and working.

Contents of the .htaccess file
<Files *.ss>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from

<Files web.config>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

# This denies access to all yml files, since developers might include sensitive
# information in them. See the docs for work-arounds to serve some yaml files
<Files *.yml>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

ErrorDocument 404 /assets/error-404.html
ErrorDocument 500 /assets/error-500.html

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase '/ss3/'

RewriteRule ^vendor(/|$) - [F,L,NC]
RewriteRule silverstripe-cache(/|$) - [F,L,NC]
RewriteRule composer\.(json|lock) - [F,L,NC]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.php$
RewriteRule .* framework/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

If I navigate to http://localhost/ss3/about-us/ it works no problem, however as soon as I click on the home page all the links include the index.php in the URL EG: http://localhost/ss3/index.php/about-us/

Now if I click the link, go to that page and then remove the index.php the friendly URLs continue as normal.

Is there anyway to fix this, has someone come across this before?

Thanks in advance


Community Member, 6 Posts

13 December 2013 at 1:40am


I am having the exact issue, any luck with this guys?