YAXS: DonaBrasil.com completes the rewriting of its URL’s

Posted by: Dona_Brasilon 2006/12/3 13:19:10 5178 reads DonaBrasil.com is a website on Brazil, Brazilian culture and the Brazilian way of life.

DonaBrasil.com has been online for more than a year. Over the last months, its URL’s have been rewritten to look more friendly to humans and search engines. Categories have got URL’s like http://www.donabrasil.com/travel-to-Brazil/ and other pages have URL’s like http://www.donabrasil.com/Brazilian-c ... -from-Brazil/guarana.html .

Until recently, it was not easy to rewrite URL’s with XOOPS. A number of modules like SmartSection now offers the opportunity to do it. However, SmartSection’s manual refers to rewriting URL’s for weblogs. We needed more liberty as we wanted the URL’s to reflect the structure of the website’s content.

Fortunately, it appeared to be possible to rewrite URL’s in such a way while using the same module. It requires one rewrite rule per page. Its technique to rewrite URL’s is described here.