So I am operating a website using the PHP Invision Power Board system, and it's kind of old. There are 10,000s of lines of code in it that are custom, and re-writing the website is probably more work then its worth at the moment.
I want to take the URLs and clean them up for some SEO work I am doing.
For instance, I have
I set up an array to change the portal sdsd to represent some more full value like
sdsd => WebsitePortal1
So what I am trying to do is
to start off with. When I do this though, the URL thinks i am trying to access some folder that doesn't exist.
I believe this is a .htaccess issue, but I don't know too much about how to work with this. I read a guide, but i am still a bit fuzzy on how to do parts of this.
If in the future I could do something more advanced, it would be to take the original URL and make it something like this instead:
Maybe more tweaking to make it nicer later, but the entire purpose of this is to work on SEO for my website which I know very well.
Can someone help show me how to do this URL re-writing?
I have 9 portals, so if I need to write 9 rules to do the 9 portals that is ok. The part I think that will get confusing is taking portal=sdsd and converting the sdsd into the full string.....if I need to add it to the end of the URL please feel free to tell me.