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    New Member
    • Jan 2010
    • 9
    • 4.0.0

    [Forum] Forum Index help

    Hello, I recently upgraded to vB4.0.2.
    The upgrade went through fine, with one catch, I cannot access my Forum Index page.
    The CMS page works fine, the blogs as well. I can get to user profiles and posts of users but I cannot figure out how to get to the index.
    I'm hoping it's some simple mistake I made considering I'm not very web savvy.

    Can anyone help me with this?
  • ENF
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2002
    • 2677
    • 3.8.11

    How about if you go to forum.php? (or however your site is configured, try going to the forum.php directly and see what happens.)

    The three files involved here are:

    index.php [acts as a traffic director, sends you to content.php [CMS] or forum.php [forum], depending on the setting inside the index.php file.)
    content.php [Your CMS Home Page]
    forum.php [Your Forum Home Page]
    To be updated...


    • FxGUNNER
      New Member
      • Jan 2010
      • 9
      • 4.0.0

      I tried that just now and it brings me to a Not Found Page.
      I tried doing :
      and the same thing happened.

      When I go to .com/forums/index.php it takes me to my CMS page.


      • Lynne
        Former vBulletin Support
        • Oct 2004
        • 26255

        Try going to .com/forums/forum.php (your forum home page). Can you get there? Do you want your index.php page to take you to your forums or to your CMS?

        Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
        vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
        Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to
        If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

        W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help


        • FxGUNNER
          New Member
          • Jan 2010
          • 9
          • 4.0.0

          I figured out the issue was that the URL's only work if I do not include the www. at the beginning of the URL.
          The problem now is some of my plugins do not work properly with the skewed URL's.

          How do I fix that? Also how do I make the Forums my Index?


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