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XF 1.3 Friendly URLs not working

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Silverbrit, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Silverbrit

    Silverbrit Member


    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.

  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

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

  3. Silverbrit

    Silverbrit Member

    I have done that already and the problem still persists.

    This is what the .htaccess file looks like:
    #    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
    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]
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    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. Silverbrit

    Silverbrit Member

    Still not working, I think I have the path is different. My xenforo files are all located at:

    Would I set the RewriteBase to that?

    EDIT: That did not seem to work :(
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  6. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Try this:

    RewriteBase /public
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  7. Silverbrit

    Silverbrit Member

    Awesome! Everything is working now.

    Thank you AndyB
  8. Silverbrit

    Silverbrit Member

    I guess I spoke too soon, it seemed to have worked for about 5 minutes, with the correct url (ex. www.example.com/forums) but it seems to be giving me the 404 message again?

  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    This issue is resolved... it was the rewritebase directive.
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