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XF 1.2 Board URL

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Jim Giles, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    Sorry for the dumb question but I installed XenForo successfully but how do I get it to appear at my url, e.g., www.example.com? No forums/, etc. I want the board to appear when someone goes to my home page which I have deactivated from appearing in the navigation bar.
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Did you install it in the root directory?
     
  3. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    I think so.
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Where do you see /forums/? When viewing a thread list?
     
  5. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    I don't understand your question.
     
  6. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    He's asking where /forums shows in the URL, which I don't see in the URL you provided.
     
  8. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    I am at a loss to understand.
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As gas as I understand, you don't want it to be index.php?forums/main-forum.1/ ?
     
  10. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

  11. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    That is correct. I want it to be my main url. Period.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can attempt to set your home page route to be forums, but I don't think that'll work the way you want since it defaults to forums. You can use a route filter to change it from forums to something else tho.
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I think it displays /index.php until you activate 'friendly urls'.
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It does, but you cannot remove a route.
     
  15. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    In Options I set Board URL to http://radiofreemississippi.org. That should bring up my newly installed XenForo but it does not. Why not? And how do I get it to?
     
  16. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Maybe because you have an index.html present and it is taking precedence over index.php?

    EDIT... just checked and index.html doesn't pull up a page. You may have a server mis-configuration present. If you add index.php onto the end of your domain the xenForo software pulls up - but has an error. And now it's saying it's not available.
     
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Make sure that your web server looks for index.php before anything else.
    When you browse to your domain, this is the code being served up.
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
      <title>Radio Free Mississippi with Jim Giles</title>
    </head>
    <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" topmargin="200" leftmargin="400" rightmargin="400" bottommargin="200">
    
    <font face="verdana" size="14" color="red">
    
    <div align="center"><h1>Radio Free Mississippi with Jim Giles</h1></div>
    
    
    Radio Free Mississippi with Jim Giles has ceased broadcasting until Jim Giles is prepaid $20 million at which time he will resume broadcasting for a period of 10 years or until Jim Giles is prepaid a $100 per show rate.<p>
    
    Mail check, money order, cashier’s check or cash to:<p>
    
    Jim Giles<br>
    173 Pear Lane<br>
    Pearl, MS 39208<p>
    
    <a href="http://youtu.be/BxroiTRg7Tg" target="_blank">Broken Arrow!</a><p>
    
    </font>
    </body>
    </html>
    
    You need to find where that's being served from and then check your server settings to change it to reflect your xenForo related (again, making sure that the server checks for index.php before index.html or index.htm.
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you provide me with FTP details via PC, I can look into this.
     
  19. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    Thank you for your replies. I figured it out. I needed to delete my home.html file in my root directory and then my forum came up just fine.

    Another question: I have several other urls which point to the same ip address but those other urls show error. The forum comes up but I see error on the page:

    wwww.radiofreemississippi.org (Main)

    wwww.rebelarmy.com (other)

    ???
     
  20. Jim Giles

    Jim Giles Member

    www.radiofreemississippi.org:

    Radio Free Mississippi with Jim Giles
    Sorry, we're currently unavailable. Please check back later.

    www.rebelarmy.com:

    Radio Free Mississippi with Jim Giles - Error
    The requested page could not be found.
     

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