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    resolved [RESOLVED] Beautiful URLs

    I'm making my own blogging system and I want to have a way where the viewer can see one individual blog at a time but instead of using a link like this...
    example.com/blog/index.php?id=1234
    I want it to look like this, using the post title
    example.com/blog/title
    How do I do that?

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    you need a url rewriter, and a way of translating accordingly. You can have title as the ending item, but you need to ensure that title is unique. probably by limiting by user.

    edit: it's specific based on the server it runs on. if you use apache httpd, you can look at this: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/misc/rewriteguide.html
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    Alrighty then! Thankyou!

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    There is a way to do this if your server allows it.

    a url of
    example.com/blog/title

    will first look for
    example.com/blog/title/index.html

    then
    example.com/blog/title/index.php

    and whatever else it's set up to look for and will serve and index if it finds one.

    Of course it's a bit clunky as you need a directory for each clean URL. Each directory needs an index page but that index page can use a header location to redirect to anywhere on the server.

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