How to Have Clean URLs with MAMP on Mac

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MAMP is my tool of choice for developing websites locally on my Mac. But, when I started using it out of the box, my local URLs were of this form: That was fine for most of my local sites. Occasionally, I’d have a problem when a site used root relative links, but I just lived … Read more

Modify Your .htaccess File to Eliminate Query Strings and Make Pretty URLs

I developed a website for a client that would display different photos based on a query string in the URL.  An example of this type of URL would be “http://mysite.com/album.php?photo=ab12345”. But, that is an ugly URL. Not only that, some people claim its not ideal for SEO.  Much better would be “http://mysite.com/ab12345”.  Here’s how to … Read more