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OK, this isn't the nicest way of doing it I'm sure, but it works!

What this does is change the path of archive files in VB

from /forums/archive/index.php/.......

to /archive/......

In theory google should spider the archive pages better, as they do not look php generated. My archive (www.martialartsplanet.com/archive) is certainly getting google picking it up, where it was not before.

I've only tested this on one site - let me know how it goes!

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Old 22 Feb 2004, 08:52
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why not set your archive up as a subdomain and have it redirect to your www.doamin.com/forum/archive
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 09:35
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Originally Posted by colicab-d
why not set your archive up as a subdomain and have it redirect to your www.doamin.com/forum/archive
To be honest you could put it anywhere and call it anything - the same technique should work.

I just like putting it in the root folder of my domain.
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 11:06
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hmm cant upload the 'archive' file, in rc3
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 11:13
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Originally Posted by ChrisSy
hmm cant upload the 'archive' file, in rc3
Chris - not quite sure what you mean - it should still work in rc3. How are you trying to upload?

Make sure you keep the file as 'archive.txt' before uploading it, and rename it to 'archive' once it is on your server.

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Old 22 Feb 2004, 11:34
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Originally Posted by ChrisSy
hmm cant upload the 'archive' file, in rc3
Chris - have had a look at your site. I think the problem is that your current archive is in /archive instead of /forums/archive. For this reason it wont let you have a file called 'archive' in your root directory as there is already a folder called this.

Try calling the file 'archive2' and renaming the references to archive as archive2 in .htaccess. You can then test that it works before switching over to it.

you will also need to change the chdir commands in archive.txt to the following :


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

once you are happy, you could rename the archive directory to archiveold and change archive.txt to reflect this.

Hope this makes sense!
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 11:54
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excellent thanks!, thanks for the quick reply
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 12:00
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Originally Posted by ChrisSy
excellent thanks!, thanks for the quick reply
New instructions for users who's forum archive is currently in /archive (as opposed to /forums/archive). Still use the .htaccess from the first post.

If your archive is currently /forums/archive then please use the instructions in the first post.
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 12:58
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Does it work on IIS 6 ? (Extremely important) ?
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 13:47
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Originally Posted by dslteam
Does it work on IIS 6 ? (Extremely important) ?
I dont believe .htaccess files will work on IIS. If anyone knows different, or a workaround then let me know.
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 14:10
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.htaccess files works great on IIS (if you install an ISAPI filter for it), but the problem is that the native vb3 archive uses something apache specific and that is why - it doesnt work
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 14:40
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Originally Posted by dslteam
.htaccess files works great on IIS (if you install an ISAPI filter for it), but the problem is that the native vb3 archive uses something apache specific and that is why - it doesnt work
Ah, I see. This hack uses the native vb3 archive as a starting point (and only changes a redirect function within it). Unlikely that it would work on IIS if the native one doesn't.

I'm thinking of writing one from scratch, but that will be many months away due to other commitments.

Out of interest, what is the code that is apache specific?
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 14:46
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I am extremely interested, because for users of IIS there is no archive feature for vb3 at the moment. I am not sury what is apache specific, but I know, that even with this ISAPI filter which is 100% compatible to htaccess - it comes a blank page.
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 15:01
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Originally Posted by dslteam
I am extremely interested, because for users of IIS there is no archive feature for vb3 at the moment. I am not sury what is apache specific, but I know, that even with this ISAPI filter which is 100% compatible to htaccess - it comes a blank page.
dslteam - is this not your archive?

http://www.dslteam.de/forum/archive/index.php/

It seems to work OK to me!
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Old 22 Feb 2004, 15:18
JamesFrost JamesFrost is offline
 
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Also, I'm no VB expert, but try changing the following code in /archive/global.php


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

to


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

as the original code seems to specifically check if it is running apache. Surely this cant be the problem!
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