So this is not my first craft build, and basically, it's identical to my last setup on the craft front, I can't see anything wrong, but I can't remove index.php without causing a 404. I've tried the .htaccess fix, not luck. The last site I did simply had "deny from all" in .htaccess, but it didn't need index.php, so I don't see why I would need to change that for it to work? Is there anywhere else I can look for a settings change that might allow for cleaning up the urls?

  • Can you post the contents of your .htaccess file in your public HTML folder? – Brad Bell Sep 29 '14 at 21:03
  • Which highlights my rookie error, wrong .htaccess file! Cheers Brad! – David Martin Sep 29 '14 at 21:06
  • Hah... happens to the best of us. Can you post that as an official answer? – Brad Bell Sep 29 '14 at 21:19

Check and make sure your .htaccess file is in your public HTML folder public/.htaccess!

If you do not include your .htaccess file in your public folder, Craft will display your home page properly, but all other pages will fail to load unless you add index.php?p= in your URL.

Without .htaccess:
http://website.com/mypagethatreallyexists = 404

Without .htaccess:
http://website.com/index.php?p=mypagethatreallyexists = Your page

With .htaccess:
http://website.com/mypagethatreallyexists = Your page

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Try setting omitScriptNameInUrls to true in your craft/config/general.php file.

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    Yeah tried it, it gets rid of it when I use links but then just throws up a 404 since it's not directing properly...does that make sense? – David Martin Sep 29 '14 at 21:02

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