For some reason the PDF files (that are uploaded on media library) are shown as *.ashx when referencing from RTE etc.

Is there a way to show *.pdf instead so that it's user/seo friendly?


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You need to change bellow setting from ashx to empty string.

<setting name="Media.RequestExtension" value="ashx" />

will be

<setting name="Media.RequestExtension" value="" />
  • Thanks. Also, we would like to show the actual media name instead of guid. myfile.pdf instead of 121212121211.ashx.
    – Nil Pun
    Feb 1, 2017 at 11:04
  • do you have guid on frontend or just when you open RTE ? Feb 1, 2017 at 11:13
  • Front end after page is rendered
    – Nil Pun
    Feb 1, 2017 at 11:18
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    @NilPun please open another question for this - it is extra to the first question which has been answered. Thanks
    – Richard Seal
    Feb 1, 2017 at 14:33

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