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XF 1.2 Sub domain based url

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Max, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Max

    Max Active Member

    hi i want to make few categories of the forum appear in special subdomain based url other than the normal forum url.

    In normal conditions
    mymobile.com's nokia and samsung category urls are like


    I want them to appear like

  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Whoa.. I don't think it's possible to remove the controller name from the url. If I'm mistaken, please feel free to correct me.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The route filter function can only change routes, not remove them.
    So it wouldn't be possible to remove /community/ from the URL.
  4. Max

    Max Active Member

    Thanks, so is it possible to make the url appear as sub domain without removing the community part?


    I mostly want to separate the section with subdomain, I am happy with any url word arrangements after that
  5. Max

    Max Active Member

    Guys any help?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If your installation is in /community, no you can't do that.
  7. Max

    Max Active Member

    I am not really clear about the possibilities,
    Can you please tell me how can i have the category url appear with separate sub domain in it?

    mymobile.com forum's nokia category thread urls like

  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You would have to do quite a bit of server hackery. Definitely not possible with route filters.
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Have you checked out @Waindigo's http://xenforo.com/community/resources/sub-domains-by-waindigo.2233/ add-on to see if it would work?
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  10. Max

    Max Active Member

  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I don't think rewrites will do what you want (not and the browser address bar show as nokia.mymobile.com).
    I'm trying out a rewrite currently (waiting for DNS to update) that points harley.twotwheeldemon.com at a category I have set up. Once I can test it I will update this post.

    If I'm understanding you correctly, you are wanting the nokia.mymobile.com to point at a nokia specific area of your site, the samsung at another, et al. If so, then yes, that add-on will work (and you WILL have to use some permissions to make other nodes not visible to each one... not to mention needing a license for each one since they will appear as individual domains with all topics not viewable in each.
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  12. Max

    Max Active Member

    Thanks please update me

    Yes i like the idea of that addon, but this "If a user has never logged into a sub-domain, they will not appear in the member lists, online lists, etc. and their profile will not be visible on that sub-domain."
    I want all the section members to appear on main homepage and other users can see where that guy is and interact with him even he is in other subdomain.
    So i am looking for just url change option only.
    oloman likes this.
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Couldn't get nginx to rewrite a domain to a specific category... will have to play with it some more.

    Looks like you may need a custom add-on written then.

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