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almannai
29 Jan 2010, 07:39
Although search engines are becoming much clever that ever but still a lot of webmasters argue that static urls are more friendly to be indexed by search engins than dynamic urls.

Is static urls are better than dynamic ones or not, VB4 comes with a tool to acomplish this without the need for third party tools anymore.

Steps:
1. Upload the .htaccess file to you forum directory. This file can be found in "do_not_upload\rewrite\apache2".

2. open admincp go to Server Settings and Optimization Options

3. set Friendly URLs (on top) to "Mod Rewrite Friendly URLs"

4. Save

And you are done :D

Notes:
1. If you are using VirtualDocumentRoot you need to un-comment # RewriteBase /forum/
and the "forum" is your forum directory path

2. You can add more rewrite rules to .htaccess for example to add for cms type the following line below entries rule:
ReWriteRule ^content/.* content.php [QSA]

3. For IIS you can find the "web.config" file in "do_not_upload\rewrite\iis7"

Enjoy

raiher
28 May 2010, 05:38
Question. I see the option for Friendly URL's without having to upload the .htaccess file. I also noticed that it is in a "rewrite" folder but when uploaded to the forum directory, it doesn't overwrite anything. Am I missing something?

ChopSuey
28 May 2010, 06:45
The .htaccess is for /blogs/BLOG-TITLE | /threads/THREAD-TITLE | /forums/FORUM-TITLE

Its not really needed.

almannai
27 Jul 2010, 19:14
Question. I see the option for Friendly URL's without having to upload the .htaccess file. I also noticed that it is in a "rewrite" folder but when uploaded to the forum directory, it doesn't overwrite anything. Am I missing something?

The .htaccess is for /blogs/BLOG-TITLE | /threads/THREAD-TITLE | /forums/FORUM-TITLE

Its not really needed.

In order to use the Mod Rewrite Friendly URLs the appropriate rewrite rules must be defined for your server.

indyonline
12 Sep 2010, 23:53
Excellent. Thanks. Do you know how to get the main URL to be the sites main domain
example.com
not
example.com/content/1-the-front-page

final kaoss
25 Mar 2011, 19:42
Another way to make your site even more seo friendly is by doing this.

1. Goto admincp/settings/Message Posting and Editing Options.

2. Find "Automatically Quote Post / Thread Title", tick Yes and save.

And now you have thread title showing up in every reply, which boosts the keyword density.

Ramsesx
26 Mar 2011, 01:40
Thanks.

Post Reader
12 Jun 2011, 07:21
awesome it worked :d

8thos
25 Jul 2011, 19:25
Did this a month or two ago randomly lol.

Dorgham
25 Feb 2013, 19:31
Useful information and so wonderful

matrex722
04 Apr 2013, 17:12
Excellent. Thanks.

JamalFree
26 May 2013, 18:40
thanks but we need o good robots.txt