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Page error 404??

#1
Lol me again, more problems. I installed a couple add-ons in my ACP and when I went to my site, the only page that seems to be working is the page I go on when you enter the site name. Everything else I get an error. Anyone know what's goin on?
 

Dodgeboard

Well-known member
#4
Normally, you should setup your forums and become familiar with the core forums software before loading it down with a bunch of add-ons all at once. If you know the basics, there's nothing wrong with this approach, but you just got the software today and have no forums setup but have already installed at least 5 add-ons and a custom style. You may be getting the horse ahead of the carriage. I'm just trying to help you but there are too many variables in your case. Slow down. Get your forums setup. Limit yourself to no more than one add-on per day. Learn the software. Learn how to troubleshoot it, to style it and forget about the add-ons for a few days.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#5
Possible causes of friendly URLs not working (usually manifests as "404 not found" error on forum pages):

1) The .htaccess file is not in place in your forum directory.

2) Sometimes you need to specify RewriteBase in your .htaccess file (specify the name of your forum directory):

RewriteBase /xenforo

3) Your server doesn't have mod_rewrite installed. Consult with your host about this.

4) Your server doesn't have AllowOverride enabled:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#allowoverride

Consult with your host about this.
 
#6
Normally, you should setup your forums and become familiar with the core forums software before loading it down with a bunch of add-ons all at once. If you know the basics, there's nothing wrong with this approach, but you just got the software today and have no forums setup but have already installed at least 5 add-ons and a custom style. You may be getting the horse ahead of the carriage. I'm just trying to help you but there are too many variables in your case. Slow down. Get your forums setup. Limit yourself to no more than one add-on per day. Learn the software. Learn how to troubleshoot it, to style it and forget about the add-ons for a few days.
So what do you suggest I do? Should I re-install it? Like the whole thing and then start over? Also if I made forums and did that, It would be a wats of time because of this error. And I have some previous experience with this, but I don't know why its not workin now
 
#7
Possible causes of friendly URLs not working (usually manifests as "404 not found" error on forum pages):

1) The .htaccess file is not in place in your forum directory.

2) Sometimes you need to specify RewriteBase in your .htaccess file (specify the name of your forum directory):

RewriteBase /xenforo

3) Your server doesn't have mod_rewrite installed. Consult with your host about this.

4) Your server doesn't have AllowOverride enabled:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#allowoverride

Consult with your host about this.
I think the problem is the Friendly URL. It worked when I un-checked it. How do you suggest I go about fixing this so I can enable friendly?
 

Dodgeboard

Well-known member
#8
So what do you suggest I do? Should I re-install it? Like the whole thing and then start over? Also if I made forums and did that, It would be a wats of time because of this error. And I have some previous experience with this, but I don't know why its not workin now
Yeah, I think that would be a good idea. Delete the files on the server and reload JUST Xenforo. Play with it for a couple days. Setup your forums, make some posts, learn how to navigate the AdminCP. When you get the core software down, THEN think about add-ons. Right now, you don't even have your file structure setup right and you're focused on add-ons.

You have a mess. Start over. Reinstalling will give you practice.