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    Hi,
    My forum points to this folder on my server.
    www.advancedreworks.com/Forum/forum.php

    Well I'd like to rename the "Forum" folder to "forum" without causing problems.
    When I tried the page started behaving erratically I guess since functions files, or whatever you call it, are looking for the "Forum" folder.

    I want to do this for ease of access for people that dont have the link and want to find my forum. The url is already difficult as it is with the extra forum.php unusual, at least for me, addition.
    Or is there a way to make my urs user friendly through any seo add on or something.

    Regards,
    DR

  • #2
    You just need to update it in Options -> Site name / URL / Contact details but as with any changes to your url, it will mess with your seo and you may need to redirect /Forum url's that are already indexed in google.

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    • #3
      Above is spot on, make sure the URL settings are changed and it should be ok, bearing in mind the issue mentioned with the URL redirection.
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      • #4
        Ok thanks I'll try that.
        For now no worrying about SEO. The forum is only two days old and only have about 6 threads.

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        • #5
          I remember having done that yesterday (changing it in the Options -> Site name / URL / ) and caused problems. Tried it again today following your suggestions and this is the problem I'm having. Only text and slow load comes up. See attached picture.

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          • #6
            Are you positive you updated the settings, and renamed the folder in the ftp? Its both, not one or the other.

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            • #7
              Yeah, of course otherwise it'd give me a page not found error.

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              • #8
                Well, one or the other was not done.

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                • #9
                  No. I mean, I did both of them. If I dont do one or the other then the page cannot be found error comes up.

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                  • #10
                    Check your .htaccess file for a redirect to the old url.

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                    • #11
                      .htaccess was fine.
                      Good news is that now is working. It may have to do with cache or something like that cause I had tried this various times and it didn't work. Very positive I was changing the name on the server and on ACP.
                      Thanks for the help.

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                      • #12
                        Glad you got it sorted.
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                        • #13
                          Oh man. You know I made a mistake thinking I needed to register the forum with google webmaster tools because it was a new page / directory. Since it's inside a subdirectory of my already registered website, google was indeed already indexing the forum and now I'm having the issues you guys advised me against. Sorry, noob mistake on my part.

                          I want to enter a redirect on my .htaccess file. I already have an .htaccess file that has a redirect to improve seo for my main site, not the forum.

                          Basically all I need is a redirect that can more any url that has the "F" to redirect to same address that has a lower case "f".
                          -Is this possible?
                          -Should I open a new thread on this?
                          -If this is not the right place to ask this question Can you tell me where I can ask?

                          Here is the redirect code from my .htaccess file

                          # Begin Redirect 301
                          RewriteEngine On
                          RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^advancedreworks\.com [NC]
                          RewriteRule (.*) http://advancedreworks.com/$1 [R=301,L]

                          Regards,

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