I've always liked those sites that have an easy URL with slashes instead of GET methods everywhere since GET is very easy, but how do you make index.php?login plain /login? Is it by writing a php code that checks the URL and you can paste it everywhere? I'd like this 'feature'.
I'm guessing you mean something like http://www.sitepoints.com/forums/thread/889338? In this case the thread number is a seperate folder which contains an index.php file. The folder itself is created once a user creates a new thread, and obviously you're able to create an index.php file at the same time and move it to the designated folder. However, that's how I'd do it - but I remember seeing another method somewhere.
It is a feature of the server software usually termed mod_rewrite (if using Apache, other servers have their equivalent). The mod_rewrite tutorial we usually point people to first.
Have a read of the mod_rewrite tutorial linked in my signature (which is also resident here in the sticky threads albeit not maintained/updated).
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