Have you ever wanted your Tiki site to have friendly URLs? Well here is one solution to that problem!
Whilst squatting in the channel #tikiwiki as usual. A fellow Tikier brought interest to this link: http://www.coofercat.com/2003/00000010.html an excellent article which describes the use of Smarty output filtering and Apache Rewrite Rules to make Tiki produce and work with Search Engine Friendly URLs.
Other Interesting Places
- TikiWikiRewriteRule - Examples
- apache URL Rewriting Guide
Notes: I havent copy/pasted the article here, because of possible copyrights and Ralph Bolton doesnt indicate what kind of license he publishes his site under
I've just "released" TikiURLt - it's got all the features I ever intended and more, and seems to work pretty well (feedback appreciated!), and is web server independent. It has been tested by me on Tiki 1.8.5 and Tiki 1.9.0 . See SEFURLsDev for more info. I'm trying to get it into the SEFURLs project at mods.tw.o, where it will ultimately live rather than at my own site.
The URLt method above seems to have stalled. The tracker entry mentions URLt problems with /tmp and vserver use.
I attached to the tracker a Patch file with a fixed 1.9.11 _htaccess file and a Smarty output filter which emits SEF URLs from many TikiWiki components. The patch needs the attention of a developer, as I don't yet understand the Admin Features code well enough to add a configuration checkbox, and to fix the setup and tiki-sefurl.php location (/lib maybe?).