Full friendly URLs?


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Seen many a thread on this but here's a few basics Qs:

I'd like to do this but: I don't want to screw up anything I've built so far.
***I'm running the default htacesss as supplied with the zip. Unaltered.

Q: Does anything else need changing before this Use Full Friendly URLs checkbox gets ticked?
Q: A sitemap is in operation. So does this need changing at all?

Q: Will any users suddenly start having login problems?
Q: File uploads: This is bound have an effect on this process.

Q: What do you need to know about my server/environment/setup and I'll supply it either here or via PC.
Q: After checking the box and holding my breath...sorry guys but I get the feeling that something rather drastic is going to go wrong. Unless this is 100% perfect on every level.

Many thanks :)


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Gah major EDIT *** Sorry

Schoolboy error: NOT running the default htaccess as supplied (thought something was up) :eek:
Here it is:

RewriteEngine on

AuthName "mx5life"
AuthUserFile "/home/mx5lifec/.htpasswds/public_html/passwd"

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/mx5life\.com\/community" [R=302,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$
RewriteRule ^m\/?$ "http\:\/\/mx5life\.com\/community\/m" [R=302,L]
Basically that ^^^ is a / redirect to /community


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Yes thanks chap :)
I'm just used to many things breaking when I check boxes which seem anything to do with SEO or "better this better that".
Been there done that. Wise after the event.


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Staff member
I've just noticed your second post (you must have ninja posted when I was replying ;)).

Any additional rewrite rules must come before the XenForo rewrites.