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number in topic title will damage url

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by majafy, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. majafy

    majafy Member


    When my users create a topic and start the title of topics with number character the URL does not work,
    for example title of topic is "10 tips and tricks for php", and when I want watch this topic I will route to http://[my forum]/threads/10.[blah blah blah]

  2. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

  3. majafy

    majafy Member

  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is caused by custom rewrites that you have. You need to adjust them to not match a valid XenForo URL.
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you post your .htaccess file then I can probably fix the offending rule for you.

    Did you import from vB by chance?
  6. majafy

    majafy Member

    I did convert my vBulletin database to XenForo without any problem, and then use this script to redirect vBulletin topics url to XenForo:

    this is my .htaccess file content:
    #    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 405 default
    ErrorDocument 406 default
    ErrorDocument 500 default
    ErrorDocument 501 default
    ErrorDocument 503 default
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
        RewriteEngine On
        #    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}]
        RewriteRule ^threads/([0-9]+)-.*$ /threads/$1? [R=301,L]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
        RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
        RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
        RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Replace this line:

    RewriteRule ^threads/([0-9]+)-.*$ /threads/$1? [R=301,L]
    ...with this:

    # exclude XF thread URLS
    RewriteRule ^threads/[^\./]+\.[0-9]+ - [S=1]
    # then redirect vB thread URLs
    RewriteRule ^threads/([0-9]+)-.*$ /threads/$1? [R=301,L]
    That should do it.
    Apocalypse and majafy like this.
  8. majafy

    majafy Member

    Thanks Jake,
    My problem solved.

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