I have got this site, http://www.manndirectory.com, it is a Joomla Content management systems using the SOBI2 business index installed. I have arrange it to ensure that their could be different records according to their building location. SEF is switched on for Joomla and SOBI2.

I have setup 301 redirects to ensure that should you key in www(us dot)manndirectory(us dot)com/1407 or www(us dot)manndirectory(us dot)com/1500, it will lead you to some home page with info for your building.

That actually works fine but hitting any link won't alter the URL within the address bar.

Here's that code within the htaccess file Redirect 301 /fashion_directory/1407 http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/index.php?building=1407 Redirect 301 /fashion_directory/1500 http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/index.php?building=1500

I'd rather use URL spinning than redirection. It is simply a brief solution implemented.

I would like this URL: http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/index.php?building=1407

to show as: http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/1407

And I would like all subpages to append following the 1407 (ex http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/1407/a/ or http://www(dot)manndirectory(dot)com/1407/activewear/vestiti-fini.html

Can anybody shed some light about this. I recognize it's an indepth question to some very intensive problem. But I am at a little of the loss.

BELOW May Be The HTACCESS FILE I'm USING:

##
# @version $Id: htaccess.txt 14401 2010-01-26 14:10:00Z louis $
# @package Joomla
# @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# Joomla! is Free Software
##


#####################################################
#  READ THIS COMPLETELY IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS FILE
#
# The line just below this section: 'Options +FollowSymLinks' may cause problems
# with some server configurations.  It is required for use of mod_rewrite, but may already
# be set by your server administrator in a way that dissallows changing it in
# your .htaccess file.  If using it causes your server to error out, comment it out (add # to
# beginning of line), reload your site in your browser and test your sef url's.  If they work,
# it has been set by your server administrator and you do not need it set here.
#
#####################################################

##  Can be commented out if causes errors, see notes above.
Options +FollowSymLinks

#
#  mod_rewrite in use

RewriteEngine On
# RewriteRule ^/1407$ /tmp

########## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits
## If you experience problems on your site block out the operations listed below
## This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` to Joomla!
#
## Deny access to extension xml files (uncomment out to activate)
#<Files ~ "\.xml$">
#Order allow,deny
#Deny from all
#Satisfy all
#</Files>
## End of deny access to extension xml files
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} mosConfig_[a-zA-Z_]{1,21}(=|\%3D) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to base64_encode crap to send via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [OR]
# Block out any script that includes a <script> tag in URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
# Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
# Send all blocked request to homepage with 403 Forbidden error!
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F,L]
#
########## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits

#  Uncomment following line if your webserver's URL
#  is not directly related to physical file paths.
#  Update Your Joomla! Directory (just / for root)

# RewriteBase /


########## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section
#
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.feed|\.pdf|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]
#
########## End - Joomla! core SEF Section

Redirect 301 /fashion_directory/1407 http://www.manndirectory.com/index.php?building=1407

#RewriteRule index/building/(.*)/ index.php?building=$1
#RewriteRule index/building/(.*) index.php?building=$1