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Building Websites with ExpressionEngine 2 by Leonard Murphy

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Creating user-friendly URLs

Every ExpressionEngine page includes index.php in the address such as http://localhost/index.php/about or http://www.example.com/index.php/about.

Users of ExpressionEngine have mixed feelings regarding this. In general, websites with a lot of content almost always have URLs that are not easy to remember and type directly — often containing meaningless strings of characters and numbers that could be tracking any number of things. (Look at the URL next time you browse a Facebook photo album or an article on a news website). When compared to this, ExpressionEngine URLs are very user-friendly, even with the index.php.

Many users planning small websites want to keep their URLs user-friendly, so that people can type the page ...

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