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XF 1.3 Friendly URLs not working

#1
Hello,

I just reinstalled xenforo on a new server after using a mysql dump and everything, it all works when I go to my homepage. However, Friendly URLS are not working anymore. The homepage www.example.com works but when I try to go to another tab (ex. /forums) it comes up with this error:

Not Found
The requested URL /forums/ was not found on this server.

Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at www.example.com Port 80

I had someone before install litespeed onto my old server, but I'm just using apache now. I think that is where the problem lays.

Thanks
 
#3
Try replacing the .htaccess file with the contents of the htaccess.txt file in the XenForo package.

Liam
I have done that already and the problem still persists.

This is what the .htaccess file looks like:
Code:
#    Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#    cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#    SecFilterEngine Off
#    SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On

    #    If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    #    line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    #    of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    #RewriteBase /xenforo

    #    This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    #RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#4
I have done that already and the problem still persists.

This is what the .htaccess file looks like:
Code:
#    Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#    cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#    SecFilterEngine Off
#    SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On

    #    If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    #    line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    #    of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    #RewriteBase /xenforo

    #    This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    #RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>
You need to remove the '#' from the following:

#RewriteBase /xenforo

It will need to be like this assuming you're running XenForo from the forum root:

RewriteBase /
 
#5
You need to remove the '#' from the following:

#RewriteBase /xenforo

It will need to be like this assuming you're running XenForo from the forum root:

RewriteBase /
Still not working, I think I have the path is different. My xenforo files are all located at:
/home/user/public/example.com/public

Would I set the RewriteBase to that?

EDIT: That did not seem to work :(
 
Last edited:

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#9
If this is Silverbrit from our Skype convo.. it is a setting in your apache httpd.conf in which you need to change the allow override setting (most likely).
Once I finish this other VPS install I'm doing for a guy I can help a little more but I've had 2 to do and a server to work on at a local client so time has been cramped.