I know what you are thinking! “The permalink on this post has an ugly extension on it! ‘.php’? What the hell is that? Get with the times man!” Yes, I know clean URLs are one of the cool hip new steps to becoming part of the “Web 2.0” movement. Well I finally decided into looking into cleaning up my URLs, the problem is, I don’t want to do the work. Do you want to dig ourself out of a self-created extension mess? Here are some links to help:
The first link is a great tutorial on the way this all works and how you can do it yourself via PHP [ Making “clean” URLs with Apache and PHP ]
This is just a .htaccess file that someone wrote up that will take a passed, clean, URL and show the user a .php that has the information they’re looking for. This a nice way to go if you don’t want to actually change your URLs around. [ Neat Tip for Clean URLs ]
Ok, great huh? Clear as mud right? Well I would like to implement my whole site with clean URLs, not just my media page. I think I have a plan or two, but neither sound fun. Are there any users of MovableType out there that have made this switch? Any suggestions to save my self some time? I don’t exactly use a stock setup of MT, but I’ll take any ideas that come this way. Hell even if you aren’t using MT I would love to hear what a huge pain in the ass this is to syke myself up.