| 7:09 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
the best way is to have the html extension parsed for php as you showed in #2
| 7:16 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I have your #2 in my .htaccess also ... has worked great.
| 7:21 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I prefer the #2 option, seems a lot cleaner than #1.
| 10:34 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Wow thanks a lot for this thread, i had been wondering how to do this for the longest time, but never actually looked into it.
and its so easy too!
| 8:03 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
This is a very good reply, I am about to be in the same situation where i have a site that has htm pages but i wish to move over to php-nuke possibly how does this work? for example if one of my pages is www.mywebsite.com/documents/tech/adsl.htm my new php site wont look like that so how does the above example work? My site is a few hundred pages of htm at the moment, with loads of sites linking to various pages over the years and i dont want to loose those links people have.
| 8:27 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
if you don't want to lose the links then don't change the urls
as above you can have php scripting at the exact same url, no changes, by enabling php parsing for other extensions, such as .html or .htm or any other
if you start using a nuke and you have to change your url structure then you need to 301 all those old pages to the new ones but you will notice a loss of ranking/traffic etc
the only way to lose nothing is to not change the urls
| 8:34 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, i take it you mean for example current page is www.mywebsite.com/documents/tech/adsl.htm and on the php-nuke call it www.mywebsite.com/documents/tech/adsl.php
Just starting to play around with PHP been HTM site for years, there are out of the few hundred pages i have i would guess maybe only 50 or so are key ones according to my web stats.
| 2:46 am on Feb 7, 2008 (gmt 0)|
actually that would be changing the url
if the present url is
then leave it as
and enable php parsing for the htm extension
| 3:21 am on Feb 7, 2008 (gmt 0)|
...and over time, add new pages with URLs of www.mywebsite.com/documents/tech/adsl and then use mod_negotiation or mod_rewrite to resolve those extensionless URLs to either .html or .php files (it will no longer matter).
By getting rid of the 'file extensions' on your page URLs, you ensure that you'll never have to go through the exercise of changing your page URLs again.