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XF 1.4 Friendly URLs Not Working

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by foncused, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. foncused

    foncused Member


    I am having problems getting my friendly urls to work. I have installed XenForo in /home/website/www and my .htaccess file is present in that directory.

    .htaccess file:

    # 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 /home/website/www

    # 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]

    I have set AllowOverride to 'All' in Apache (/etc/apache2/sites-available/default):

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    DocumentRoot /home/website/www
    <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    <Directory /home/website/www>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
    AllowOverride All
    Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/"
    <Directory "/usr/share/doc/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from ::1/128


    I also ran this in my shell window to enable mod_rewrite:

    sudo a2enmod rewrite && sudo service apache2 restart

    After these changes are applied, I can visit my home page correctly: foncused.net
    Going to a different tab, like 'forums' however shows up as an error page.

    I would really appreciate any help with this, it is my first time configuring Apache and setting up a website.
  2. foncused

    foncused Member

    Nevermind, I figured it out. I reset my .htaccess file to default and everything is fine now. :)
    The Dark Wizard likes this.
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Just so you know.. it was probably your rewriteBase you had defined in your .htaccess. Your root was already where your RewriteBase was also pointed at, so if I understand correctly what it was basically looking for was it as /home/website/www off of your root that was defined in the vhost.
  4. foncused

    foncused Member

    Thanks for the reply.

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