XF 1.5 Route Filter on Node Numbers


Well-known member
I know the route filter can be used to remove the numbers at the end of nodes. For example:
random.9 -> random

But I've seen very few/no sites use this, even thought it clearly looks better.

Any reason I may be missing? Is there any benefit to leave the .X number at the end of the node?

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
You don't need to use Route Filters to do this - it's a default per-node option. If you set a URL portion on a node, e.g. as we have done here: https://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/ then the node ID is not part of the link.

Aside from there being generally little benefit, it's not really recommended as if the URL portion was ever changed, any links to that forum would be broken unless you took specific steps to redirect to the new URL.