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With WWW or without WWW?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Roxas, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    Hi I recently purchased xenforo and new to it.. I would like to asked which one is better is it with WWW or without WWW prefix?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They are usually functionally no different.

    Using "www" is an old internet fashion. Many sites still use it. But some choose to drop it for the sake of concision.
     
  3. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    Thanks for the reply.. so what do you suggest? does adding up or removing www will affect SEO?
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I suggest no "www".

    There is no impact on SEO.
     
  5. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    This is personal preference though. There is no strong opinion that makes one better than the other. I personally prefer keeping the main site with www instead of bare domain. That way if I have sub-domains like blog, forum, or whatnot, they all stay at the same level. That said, I would keep www.example.com but not www.blog.example.com. That means I will redirect example.com to www.example.com and www.blog.example.com to blog.example.com.
     
  6. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    thanks for suggestion @ibnesayeed & @Jake Bunce one more thing about the recaptcha, is it build in? we dont have to insert private and public keys?
     
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's built-in but it's not very effective anymore. It is better to use the Q&A feature. You just need to create some questions.
     
  8. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    alright mate thanks lot:)
     
  9. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    I guess recaptcha works out of the box. But I prefer custom question answer. Especially in my forum (which is not in English) I can keep the question simple and do not expect a bot to find out an answer. This has worked great in our board so far. :)
     
  10. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    Is that better than recaptcha?
     
  11. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Try both and see what works for you. I have put together my experience in my previous post. :)
     
  12. Roxas

    Roxas Member

    thanks! do you know any good themes for v 1.2?
     
  13. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

  14. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    http://google.com
     
  15. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Put them in a hat and pick one blindly... it doesn't matter. Do what eBay does, screw it all and let both run wild.
     

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