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XF 1.5 XF in a subdirectory

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by StealthBravo, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. StealthBravo

    StealthBravo Member

    Apologies in advance, this may be a silly question, but I can't find much information on it.

    We have a XenForo install in /usr/share/nginx/www/forums, which is set as the doc root for the forum. Users can access the forum with the plain URL, https://ulmc.net

    With friendly URLs enabled, XenForo works for loading the index page (articles) and the forum list, but not member profiles, threads, or posts. XenForo refuses to add /forums/$URI before, so instead of using the correct path for a thread, which would be /forums/threads/thread.name.here, it just uses /threads/thread.name.here, which will not work due to the URL structure. Adding a route filter does work, but this requires adding a route filter for every single URL type, which just isn't realistic.

    My nginx config:

    server {
        listen 80;
        server_name  ulmc.net www.ulmc.net;
        root   /usr/share/nginx/www/forums;
        index  index.php;
        location /forums/ {
            try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$uri&$args;
        location ~ \.php$ {
        try_files $uri =404;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;
    The board URL is set to https://ulmc.net/forums

    I essentially just need to know how to force everything to prefix /forums/$URI before the URL, since XF seems to refuse to do that. The XF site does it, and it's exactly what I need.
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If your doc root is already /forums, then your doc root for your url is simply https://ulmc.net/ (the forums is the route that is added on by XenForo itself).
    Unless you actually have your your script in /usr/share/nginx/www/forums/forums - then that would be correct.
    You need to change your
    location /forums/ { 
    location / { 
    And see if your try_files may work better with
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?&$args;
  3. StealthBravo

    StealthBravo Member

    That worked, thank you.
    Tracy Perry likes this.

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