Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by togermano, Oct 6, 2010.
http://www.togerland.com/xenoforo/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/ My urls dont look like that?
You have to enable friendly URLs in the options.
It is under Admin CP > Options > Basic Board Information > Use Full Friendly URLs
After a new install, is it sufficient to tick this option for Friendly Urls? How do i know if i have them turned on? I did not change anything else like the htaccess. Kinda confused right now
There's a handy thread with answers to some of the common questions here:
Just tick the checkbox, the software does the rest.
You will know it's turned on as the index.php? will no longer appear in the URL.
when going into the ACP > Home > Options > Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
it shows the following text besides the checkbox:
If you enable this option, the links generated by the system will not include "index.php?". However, to enable this, mod_rewrite must be available and an appropriate .htaccess file must be in place.
- how do I check if I do have "mod-rewrite" available ?
- which .htaccess file are you talking about ? the one file which came with the XenForo-software in the .zip-File ?
Not sure what is the best setting for SEO ?
Currently both checkboxes are being checked as per default.
mod_rewrite is available on most Apache servers. The .htaccess file in question is in the upload folder of the xF zip file. Just enable the option in the Admin CP and upload that .htaccess file. You will know right away if it's working or not.
Jake has already answered the question but as this question comes up a lot, I put it in the How Do I thread a few days ago: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-do-i.5183/
Merged with the existing thread.
is there any other way to see if this SEO is turned on ?
I have removed the "index.php" from the URL as you suggested of how to do this in this thread.
So as I have removed this "index.php" from the URL, I am not sure if I have enabled SEO properly or not ?
What does your forum URL look like?
If it doesn't have index.php in it then SEO is turned on.
Starting browsing through your forum. The links should be like this:
Instead of like this:
If the URLs don't have index.php in them then you know it's working.
Don't sweat it, I just turned it on and I didn't even have to edit anything.
You too. Don't sweat it.
Separate names with a comma.