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    Joomla 404 errors with SEO/SEF



    I am using Jooma until last night it was just fine now all of a sudden i get 404 errors.
    Been reading up on the bug/error and i have tried various solutions none of them worked.
    Including the articles from the godaddy knowledge base.

    This is a copy of my .htaccess:

    AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-httpd-php .php4

    # @package Joomla
    # @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2016 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
    # @license GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt

    # The line 'Options +FollowSymLinks' may cause problems with some server configurations.
    # It is required for the use of mod_rewrite, but it may have already been set by your
    # server administrator in a way that disallows changing it in this .htaccess file.
    # If using it causes your site to produce an error, comment it out (add # to the
    # beginning of the line), reload your site in your browser and test your sef urls. If
    # they work, then it has been set by your server administrator and you do not need to
    # set it here.

    ## No directory listings
    IndexIgnore *

    ## Can be commented out if causes errors, see notes above.
    Options +FollowSymlinks
    Options -Indexes

    ## Mod_rewrite in use.

    RewriteEngine On

    ## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.
    # If you experience problems on your site then comment out the operations listed
    # below by adding a # to the beginning of the line.
    # This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` on Joomla!
    # Block any script trying to base64_encode data within the URL.
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode[^(]*\([^)]*\) [OR]
    # Block any script that includes a <script> tag in URL.
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^s]*s)+cript.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
    # Block any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL.
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
    # Block any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL.
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
    # Return 403 Forbidden header and show the content of the root home page
    RewriteRule .* index.php [F]
    ## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.

    ## Begin - Custom redirects
    # If you need to redirect some pages, or set a canonical non-www to
    # www redirect (or vice versa), place that code here. Ensure those
    # redirects use the correct RewriteRule syntax and the [R=301,L] flags.
    ## End - Custom redirects

    # Uncomment the following line if your webserver's URL
    # is not directly related to physical file paths.
    # Update Your Joomla! Directory (just / for root).

    RewriteBase /

    ## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section.
    RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
    # If the requested path and file is not /index.php and the request
    # has not already been internally rewritten to the index.php script
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
    # and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical file
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    # and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical folder
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    # internally rewrite the request to the index.php script
    RewriteRule .* index.php [L]
    ## End - Joomla! core SEF Section.


    How do i get SEF to work with godaddy?

    2 REPLIES 2

    Hi @HisEvilness, thanks for posting.

    I'm not very familiar with Joomla. You may want to try removing or renaming your existing .htaccess file and then replacing it with a default one from Joomla. Otherwise, you may want to see if you are still able to log into your Joomla Admin and see if you are able to manage SEF links/options.


    Gary - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    24/7 Support | Check System Status


    I always maintain a back up of such files, been doing some SEO optimizing that includes the htaccess.
    Will try the base file then i did try that with no luck but you need 1 hour for the caches been cleared etc that might have been the problem.