To enable search engine-friendly URL's in Galaxie blog, follow the steps below.

  1. If you're using IIS, the following rule should be copied and pasted into the web.config in the root directory on your web server. The URL redirection rule is between the rewrite tags below. It essentially matches all strings with 'index.cfm', and removes this string. Additionally, it sets a permanent redirect that the search engine uses when crawling your page.  If you're using a different web server, see the links at the bottom of this article or consult with your server administrator. 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <directoryBrowse enabled="false" />
        <urlCompression doStaticCompression="true" doDynamicCompression="true" />
		    <rule name="GregorysBlog" stopProcessing="true">
                        <match url="(.*)index.cfm" />
                            <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
                                <add input="{SCRIPT_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
                                <add input="{QUERY_STRING}" pattern=".+" ignoreCase="false" negate="true" />
                        <action type="Redirect" url="{R:1}" appendQueryString="true" redirectType="Permanent" />
                    <add fileExtension=".pl" allowed="false" />
        <httpErrors errorMode="Detailed" />
            <remove fileExtension=".woff2" />
            <mimeMap fileExtension=".woff2" mimeType="font/woff2" />
            <remove fileExtension=".webp" />
            <mimeMap fileExtension=".webp" mimeType="image/webp" />

  1. Log into the Galaxie Blog Administrator and click on the Blog options icon. 
  2. Check the Server Rewrite Rule in place checkbox.
  3. Click on the submit button at the bottom of the page.

That's it! Your blog should now be using search-friendly URLs.


  • I especially want to thank Caleb C. from Hostek for helping me get the IIS rule straight. The folks at Hostek have been nothing but outstanding in their service and support!

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