I have a set of templates in my default template group called "home".
These templates are "about", "contact-us", "membership" and of course "index".

Only the "index" template will display without the name of the group in the url.
PASS: example.com/
PASS: example.com/home/about
FAIL: (404) example.com/about
PASS: example.com/membership
FAIL: (404) example.com/home/membership

I have tested this with and without an "index.php" .htaccess re-write. No luck.

(Details: Brand new EE 2.6.1 install on stable cPanel server.)

I've never seen this happen before.

1 Answer 1


This is as a result of the Strict URLs feature being enabled by default in EE2.6+ (previously it was opt-in, now it's opt-out).

If you want the old behaviour back you can change it in Global Template Preferences

  • I just came across the exact same issue. Thanks foe the answer! Oct 7, 2013 at 10:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.