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Change page URLs formatting

What are Search Engine Friendly URLs?

Starting with version 7.2 WHMCS can create 'pretty' Search Engine Friendly URLs for public-facing pages. At the time of writing this can be applied to the following sections:

  • MarketConnect promotional pages (Weebly, SpamExperts, Symantec)
  • MarketConnect order configuration pages
  • Knowledgebase categories and articles
  • Announcements

A Search Engine Friendly URL uses text to describe the contents of the page rather than an ID number. This is beneficial for improving the ranking of a page by search engines. Below are some examples of the formatting WHMCS can use:

The options available to you are dependant upon your server environment.

Which pages use Search Engine Friendly URLs?

The following pages support this feature:

  • /store/website-builder
  • /store/email-services
  • /store/ssl-certificates
  • /store/order
  • /announcements
  • /knowledgebase

Changing the Search Engine Friendly URL Format

We recommend using the automatically-detected Search Engine Friendly URLs setting, but you can change it at any time.

Note: Selecting an option here which is not supported by your server environment may result in parts of your website beginning inaccessible.

Navigate to Setup > General Settings > General tab

Scroll down to the Friendly URLs setting

Your current mode setting will appear with a white background at the top of dynamic dropdown selection, as well as in the options list within a right-angle bracket denoting the selection.

WHMCS will automatically detect the best option for your server environment and this will be highlighted in green.

Click the dropdown menu and select your preferred option.

The setting will be changed automatically and a green confirmation will appear in the top-right corner of the screen.