It sounds like you have your not found (404) page pointing at your site index. Look in your Tools > Site Config menu option to determine what’s going on.
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You should show us your .htaccess and what options you have set in Tools - Configuration - Friendly URLs (take a screen dump)
Is this bad?
If you can reach your documents by index.php?q=id or index.php?page=id but not aliases _anymore_ it could be that they are
set case sensitive in .htaccess and that you will need to type the aliases correct...
I’d say aliases are more friendly for SEO because google can find results in the url. The links I posted above can guide you how
to set things right. If that is tricky you should get someone else doing it for you.
I’ve attached two screen shots of my Friendly URL settings.
What is/how do I find my .htaccess?
Yes, it looks as Ryan suggested your 404 takes you home. If you change the alias of a doc and then type in newname.php it works? IF you are set!
Yes, when I change the alias of a doc an then type in myURL + newname.php it works perfectly and I can access the original page. I just want to be certain that it’s not a problem that obsolete/unused links redirect to my home page. If this is not a problem, then everything else should be fine, right?
Under Tools -> Config. -> Site you can set Error page (id) right now you got it set 1 or blank, huh?
Setting up your own page make it easier for your visitors to understand that they either typed the wrong address
or page doesn’t exist any more.
I love this --> http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php?topic=31019.0
(Its somewhat hard to install but when you get it going...
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