My TYPO3 SEO URLs don’t work correctly after migration

SEO friendly URLs are not available out of the box on TYPO3 website.

To enable them, follow these steps:

  1. Install the extension (RealURL or CoolURI) for SEO URLs following the instructions from TYPO3 website.
  2. Insert the following lines in the .htaccess file (it is located in TYPO3 root folder).
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^typo3$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^typo3/.*$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
RewriteRule .* index.php


If .htaccess file is missing:

  1. create a file in your text editor and save it as .htaccess.
  2. upload the .htaccess file to your TYPO3 root folder via FTP and insert the above code in it.

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