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XF 1.4 Is it possible to remove the /forums/ subfolder from URLs?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by WearableTechForums.com, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Is it possible to remove the /forums/ subfolder from URLs? My website is http://wearabletechforums.com and the /forums subfolder for URLs is a bit superfluous.

  2. AlexKim

    AlexKim Member

    Move forums folder to root maybe? or use the route
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014
  3. They are. It's the URL rewriting that causes this.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The /forums/ route can't be removed globally, but it can be changed.

    The other options is to set up individual route filters for every forum URL.

  5. Hm. What did I do wrong here?
    Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at Fri, Oct 31, 7.24 PM.png
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Take out the "." part -- it's not valid in the first part of a URL.
  7. I don't understand. The period is added by xenForo before the ID of the forum in the database. If I change "Replace With:" to "activity-trackers/" the URL will not be correct.
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I don't really follow what you mean by the "URL will not be correct". Since you're changing the URL, you can change it to what you want (subject to constraints); leaving the number will provide literally no benefit once the URL is changed.

    The constraint is that you can't have certain characters before the first "/" -- generally, you should stick to a-z, 0-9 and - .
  9. Awesome. Thanks!

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