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Friendly URL Problem

Going to revive this thread because I never actually got it working :(

I did check to see if mod_rewrite was installed and the .htaccess file is there, so I don't know what else it could be.

Any help would be appreciated, as this has been bugging me for the past few months.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Possible causes of friendly URLs not working (usually manifests as "404 not found" error on forum pages):

1) Your server doesn't have mod_rewrite installed.

2) Your server doesn't have AllowOverride enabled:


3) The .htaccess file is not in place in your forum directory.

4) Sometimes you need to specify RewriteBase in your .htaccess file (specify the name of your forum directory):

RewriteBase /xenforo
You still need to configure RewriteBase when the files are at the root of your server...?o_O It sounds strange.
Next time, don't do this: use specific folders for any of your scripts.
I didn't name the folder.

Edit: I've done everything I an think of and it still gives me the same error. I don't want to be stuck without friendly urls enabled :(
Too bad... may be problem is coming from there... (I mean that XenForo has been installed to the root of your server )
It's not the root? I said it's in a folder called 'public_html'. I don't even own the server, nor do I pay for any of it. A friend owns it and handles everything, so I have no access outside of that folder.