This is the most important SEO mod for your SMF installation. This mod named Pretty URLs totally elivates the level of SEO u have, plus this is automatic, so no need to worry about anything, just install and forget about it.
So let’s see what this actually does, basically it rewrites the original non pretty URLs of SMF to pretty ones and SEO friendly too.
snakehit.be/index.php?topic=100 (original url)
now the new one would look like this
snakehit.be/board-name/topic-name/ (new url)
snakehit.be/profile/snakehit (new profile url)
Cool, isnt it? So, lets install it.
Pretty URLs will work with SMF 1.1 and 2.0. It requires an Apache webserver with support for mod_rewrite and .htaccess files.
- First check your server supports .htaccess per-directory config files and mod_rewrite
- UTF-8 is recommended, though not required. Certain functions will work unreliably with other encodings
- Download and install the base package from the mod site.
- Enable the filters in the new Pretty URLs page