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XF 1.4 How to use "new post" page as home page?


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I would like to use "new post " page as home page. https://mysite/find-new/posts

This is my .htaccess:
#    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
    RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://mysite.com/$1 [R,L]

    #    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]

I now that there in the ACP -> General -> Basic Board Information/ have some option to make it. but In my case doesn't work.

I will really appreciate some help to do this.

Thank you.
Last edited:


Well-known member
Hello @Mike, Easy question:
There are some way to remove /find-new/xxx/posts
Screen shot 2015-09-09 at 6.03.39 PM.png
in the url when you configure this page as homepage?

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
Regarding SEO, the find new pages are noindex'd.
What I mean is that if your home page was the list of new/recent posts, you would want it to be indexed and you would want the url to be



or whatever


Active member
I'm trying to do this.

I get what you're saying @Mr Lucky

Did you manage to find a way? It's like how blackhatseo.com have their setup. The homepage is a list of recent posts, and their forums are then located at /forum. They don't have the redirect to /find-new/posts when you visit their main domain.


Active member
I managed to do it using Widget Framework and created a Node as a page with widgets and set that as homepage. Works awesomely. I'm now ranking for a few competitors main key phrases :)
I also want this. I need my forum to have the look and feel of this website: blackhatworld.com
How can i achieve this? The siropu add on does not handle the right-hand menus.