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XF 1.2 Forum is in root, but...

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tekgirl, May 24, 2014.

  1. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    So I just noticed that my forums are now part of a URL /forums/thread URL format...I never noticed this before...I do not have my forum uploaded to a folder named /forums/ so am baffled...and I do not want it this way...


    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  2. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Change the Index Page Route in Basic Board Info.
  3. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    Thanks Mike...I guess the person who updated my site neglected to do that as it was never there before...so...I have removed /forums from the Index Page Route...how do I get my site to go back to not using it?
  4. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    When I go to topic mode...I really never noticed that before...and I am curious why that would be the default?
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It's the routes. You should not be seeing /forum/threads though if you have friendly URL's on. It should (once you click on a thread) reflect /threads. It sounds like Mike said - that something is changed in the route. Are you using any portal or a straight forum?
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  6. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Looks normal to me. You index page only contains the domain info. You click on a topic (like Welcome to Savannah Cat Chat) and it changes to /forums. You click on a thread there and it changes to /threads.
    Same format as here (minus the /community) and on my sites.
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  8. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    OK - thanks Tracy...I never noticed it before...I don't get why the /forums/ is there if my forum is in the root...
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Just the way XenForo is designed. Once you go into a forum node the route index reflects that. Been that way since I've been using it and pretty much don't pay attention to it. You can change it by using the route filters.
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  10. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    Gotcha...where are the route filters please? I think it would be better for SEO is the threads and posts stayed in the root path...JMO of course...guess I just never paid attention...

    Thanks for your help!
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    You won't be able to make them like what I think you are wanting. There will always have to be somethign between the /forums/ or /threads/ - it's the way the routes work on XenForo. You can't make it something like yourdomain.com/forum-is-in-root-but.74751/. That has to remain in the format of yourdomain.com/somethinghere/forum-is-in-root-but.74751. Or at least that is my understanding of it.
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  12. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    OK - I guess I just don't get it, but thanks for your help!
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The /forums route is a default route for forums.
    For example, this thread is in the XenForo Questions and Support forum: http://xenforo.com/community/forums/xenforo-questions-and-support.25/

    This thread however is in the threads route: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/forum-is-in-root-but.74751/

    Members have another route: http://xenforo.com/community/members/tekgirl.13473/

    All of those routes have a common element which in this case is /community, as that is where the software is installed.
    In your case, you have installed in the root so there is no /community.
    There will still be /forums, /threads, /members, etc. though.

    You can change those using Route Filters, but you can't remove them as they are required for correct operation of the software.
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  14. tekgirl

    tekgirl Active Member

    Thanks Brogan...I will just leave all as it is for now...

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