Question : Joomla 1.5 sef link return 404


Yes, I have read other posts in this forum and others in an attempt to solve this. Every solution that worked for other is not solving my problem.

I have a Joomla 1.5 installation on webhosting.

I installed by using kickstart and the backup with Akeeba back up. The back up was made on a prototype on a gdaddy server.

Everything insptalled fine and is working as expected. Except for the SEF component  in Jooma.

Steps I have taken.

I I have renamed the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess.

commented out
Options +FollowSymLinks

Options +FollowSymLinks

changed the
var $live_site = '';
var $live_site = '';

No matter what I try, I still get a 404. The SEF url's are formed correctly, for instance: But they all return a 404.

I also tried AceSEF with the same results.

I have successfully installed two other Joomla sites on Bluehost  and succeeded in getting the SEF to work so I know it can be done.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer : Joomla 1.5 sef link return 404

1) can you try going to admin, tools, clean cache?

2) are you positive mod_rewrite is working?
to test add this line to the top of .htaccess, your site should go to google:
RewriteRule (.*)

3) how about SEF withOUT .htaccess (after trying the other two above first)
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