In vb4 - I had everything installed in "Forums" folder, and had an index php redirect from the web root to this folder. I was running the cms, so the home webpage was ironrangers.net , which was the CMS, so even though the path was ironrangers.net/Forums, the web browser was ironrangers.net
Now in the switch, I currently have xenforo installed in a "forums" folder. I have an index.php in the webroot again to point to this folder. I do want to use 8Runs Porta for a portal page (or I may end up creating a page) , but then the "Home" shows ironrangers.net/forums/portal when I want it to read ironrangers.net
I have tried htaccess, but maybe I am doing something incorrectly, as I just cant get it to work.
So, that made me think of just putting xenforo in the web root itself, not in a folder.
What are the pro's/cons of installing in the root versus a folder (forums, community, whatever)
Also- if anyone has any tips on re-directs and rewrites , I have searched and tried several different things, but just cant get anything to work.