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Integration with CakePHP, achievable?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Claiver, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Claiver

    Claiver Member

    I've tried to research this but with no successful results. I posted this on stackoverflow but with no replies:

    For my application I'm trying to implement the XenForo forum software into my CakePHP site. I've installed XenForo in AppName/app/webroot/community and the system itself works as intended. When going to http://localhost/AppName/community however, it redirects me tohttp://localhost/AppName/app/webroot/community/
    Going to http://localhost/AppName/community/ (note the trailing slash) gives me an unmarked up page of the forum with an Error that the page could not be found.
    I would like to prevent this from happening, and make XenForo use the URL I've supplied. I've tried setting the <base> to <base href="http://localhost/AppName/community/" />, but to no success.
    The Board URL in the Admin CP of XenForo is also set to http://localhost/AppName/community(with no trailing slash)
    If you have a clue how to fix this, that'd be great.
  2. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    Have you set the RewriteBase in your .htaccess file?
    I'd recommend placing the community directory outside of the CakePHP folders and instead configuring your webserver to get /community or even a subdomain for the forums.
  3. Claiver

    Claiver Member

    Thanks for your reply!

    A subdomain would be an easy solution, but we'd like to have it accessible at /community/ with one domain. (Just like xenforo has right here).
    I did try various HTACCESS approaches but none which succeeded. Would you have any idea how this is best approached?
  4. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, I don't use Apache. I am pretty positive you could have /community/ alias to a another directory in your Apache config though. No matter how you do it though, your above problem looks like an Apache misconfiguration.
    Claiver likes this.
  5. Claiver

    Claiver Member

    Hmm it should be noted that I had a vBulletin installation running successfully in /forums/ without any hassle.
    This gives me reason to believe XenForo rewrites itself to be /app/webroot/community/ instead of just working at /community/


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