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SEO Problems. Forum list dosen't work anymore?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Andrew, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    *Problem Solved and Fixed by Shadab - Thanks, Andrew*

    Some time yesterday, my seo started to mess up and now the forum list doesn't show. I updated 2 of my 5 mods and added more content to them. I doubt the updates to them broke my seo layout but now the forums list isn't showing up.

    Mywebsite: http://www.ultimategamingcentre.com/community/portal/
    My "original forum list(node) page: www.domain.com/community/forum/
    Forum node list page now: www.domain.com/community/ (shows blank white page)
    All the threads still work fine, my mods work correctly, and my server is running great. I am clueless where everything went wrong.

    Edit: Some forum nodes are redirecting wrong also (with the white page problem).

    Mods i use:
    The Happy Place = 2.0.1
    [8wayRun.Com] XenCarta (Wiki) = 1.2.3
    [8wayRun.Com] XenMedio (Media) = 1.2.2
    [8wayRun.Com] XenPorta (Portal) = 1.2.4
    [8wayRun.Com] Random header script
    XenForo 1.0.0 Release Candidate 2 (not a mod but i list it anyway)

    Flexile Dark and White by Eric

    Here are my SEO settings:

    Here is my .htaccess file:
    #    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
    <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 /community
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
        RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
        RewriteRule ^(data|js|styles|install) - [NC,L]
        RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
    My forums are not placed in the root directory because I wan't to keep that open for other software. Currently its a place holder for: http://www.ultimategamingcentre.com/ which has a little into video and some information about our gaming clan. So before it gets asked or suggested, I have absolutely no plans on moving XF to my root.

    Let me know if you need any more information as I am clueless as to what went wrong.

    I appreciate all the help I can get. Seriously thank you!

  2. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Is there an "index.html" file in your /community directory?
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Yes sir, and here is the syntax of that file:
    <title>UGC - Ultimate Gaming Centre<title>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function delayer(){
        window.location = "http://www.ultimategamingcentre.com/community/portal/"
    <body onLoad="setTimeout('delayer()', 5000)">
    <h2>Prepare to be redirected!</h2>
    <p>We will now redirect you to the community forums :)</p>
    <p>If the page does not redirect you <a href="http://www.ultimategamingcentre.com/community/portal/">then click here</a>.
  4. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    That explains why going to domain.com/community/ shows a blank page.
    It's loading the index.html file, instead of index.php
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Upon removing that file from the FTP, the problem is still not fixed.

    Instead of going to community/forum/ it is only going to community/

    The community/ directory has always had a blank white page

    Loading the community/forum/ directory manually, now gives users an error.

    This is the error (which is not helpful)
  6. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    It's now showing the directory listing, even when your index.php file is present in the directory.
    This shouldn't happen.

    Could you add this to your .htaccess file... (/community/.htaccess)
    DirectoryIndex index.php
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  7. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Adding that line of code and removing the index.html file has fixed the issue. Thank you Shadab!!! I appreciate your help with this matter!!!!

    I have credited you on the top post and on my website for the help fixing the problem. I am glad you were around to help a goof like me. I sincerely appreciate the help! Thank you so much!!

    Shadab likes this.

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