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XF 1.5 Forum URL issue

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by John71, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. John71

    John71 Member

    Hi, I somehow missed that the my sites individual forum URL's have two directories in the full URL. For example:


    The main forum directory is http://www.cruise-addicts.com/forums/

    How did this happen? Here is some info on the settings

    My Board URL is listed as http://www.cruise-addicts.com/forums in the admin

    Index page route: forums/

    Use Friendly URL's is checked.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    Oddly enough here is what a FORUM thread URL is. (No double forums dir)

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. John71

    John71 Member

    Hi Brogan, I'm alittle confused. The Installation says to install the software in my chosen directory, such as "Community/" and I've done it in "Forums/". Why is it showing /Forums/Forums/ then? Isn't their a workaround for this?
  4. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    XF uses 'Forums' for forums so if you'd installed in /Community, you'd have /Community/Forums in the above example. It's generally recommended to not install in a /forums/ directory for this reason although it won't hurt anything.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The second one is an internal route to identify the content type -- forums, threads, members, etc. If you don't want to change where you've installed XenForo, you can use a route filter to change forums/ to (for example) f/ .
  6. John71

    John71 Member

    Ok, I understand now. I honestly don't know how I missed this. I appreciate all your help. I do like having it installed in it's own directory though. I think a route filer will work.

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