i turned on search engine friendly URLS and mod re-write to yes and renamed to .htaccess but the urls for NB stays the same. all the urls for my other components are ok though. any thoughts? thansk
That's a first, do you have caching turned on?
We do have caching for our urls, but it's only in effect if both sef and cache is turned on at the same time.
If cache is on but sef off, then nothing should happen.
But at the same time I have a hard time imagining another case than caching causing the urls not to change when you turn sef on.
Does the same thing happen on a vanilla (new and clean) joomla install on the same localhost?
cache is turned off in global configuration.
i did some more investigating and if i go to the posting via the main forum board, the SEF urls work. however if i go to the same posting via the latest postings module than the SEF doesnt work.
via latest posting module:
The latest postings isn't made using the same codebase as the current Ninjaboard, as it's done by a developer no longer working with us.
We're working on new modules that'll replace the existing ones, we'll try to see if we can get it done while we work on 1.2, but I can't guarantee it as there are other priorities right now.
so this problem is specific to the module and not to my setup? also do u think if i use a third party like sh404sef that this could be corrected?
Yes it's the module.
I checked the source and the links generated are not wrapped in JRoute calls, that's why the SEF urls do not work from the module.
It is possible that sh404sef could fix it, if it is able to parse urls that are not run by JRoute.
So you could check that and use that as a temporary solution.
Or you could use the non-sef urls as they are ugly but working at least, until the new modules are done.