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  • Instructions for .htaccess?

    I have my vb5 installation set up for mod_rewrite but it doesn't seem to be rewriting properly.

    The contents of my .htaccess file are as follows:

    Code:
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?routestring=$1 [L,QSA]
    
    
    #needed because admincp is an actual directory.
    RewriteRule ^(admincp/)$ index.php?routestring=$1 [L,QSA]
    </IfModule>
    But the URL's still don't look correct.

    I noticed within the do_not_upload folder there are .htaccess files for different directories. Am I supposed to upload those?

    Is this documented anywhere?!
    Rich

  • #2
    Are you sure mod_rewrite is enabled on your server? If so, then that .htaccess file should work if put into your vb5 root directory.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lynne View Post
      Are you sure mod_rewrite is enabled on your server? If so, then that .htaccess file should work if put into your vb5 root directory.


      Hi Lynne how do i make sure mod_rewrite is enabled on my server ?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lynne View Post
        Are you sure mod_rewrite is enabled on your server? If so, then that .htaccess file should work if put into your vb5 root directory.
        Yes. I use Rackspace Cloud Sites and it supports .htaccess rewrite rules. Same server was supporting VBSEO.

        The real question is: What are those .htaccess files for in the do_not_upload directory.
        Rich

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MySaltyReef View Post
          Hi Lynne how do i make sure mod_rewrite is enabled on my server ?
          I'm not Lynne, but anyhow: Go to AdminCP -> Maintenance -> View PHP Info and check the section for apache2handler, there you will find 'Loaded Modules'. If mod_rewrite is enable you will find 'mod_rewrite' in that list of loaded modules.
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          • #6
            mod_rewrite is enabled. Again, what are the .htaccess files located in the forum, blog, and cms folders of the /do_not_upload/rewrite/apache2 folder for?

            Here's what the .htaccess file in the forum directory looks like:

            Code:
            RewriteEngine on
            
            # This file is only needed if you have set the Forum Component URL in your admincp and you are 
            # using the mod_rewrite option for friendly urls.  If this is the case, copy this file
            # to your forum component stub directory.
            
            
            # If you are having problems or are using VirtualDocumentRoot, uncomment this line and set it to your forum component directory.
            # RewriteBase /forum-stub-directory/
            
            
            # If you are having problems with the rewrite from content/ to content.php, uncomment this line to turn MultiViews off.
            # Options -MultiViews
            
            
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -s [OR]
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
            
            
            RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
            
            
            # Forum
            RewriteRule ^threads/.* showthread.php [QSA]
            RewriteRule ^forums/.* forumdisplay.php [QSA]
            RewriteRule ^members/.* member.php [QSA]
            I don't know if (where?) I might have set the forum component URL and there are no instructions as to what a stub directory is. I assume this means that if I have set the forum component URL somewhere that I should upload the forum folder with the .htaccess file but I'm not sure if I need to or not.
            Rich

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SemperFideles View Post
              mod_rewrite is enabled. Again, what are the .htaccess files located in the forum, blog, and cms folders of the /do_not_upload/rewrite/apache2 folder for?
              In the vBulletin package you will find only one .htaccess file in forum root.
              Originally posted by SemperFideles View Post
              I don't know if (where?) I might have set the forum component URL and there are no instructions as to what a stub directory is. I assume this means that if I have set the forum component URL somewhere that I should upload the forum folder with the .htaccess file but I'm not sure if I need to or not.
              The file is needed for vBulletin to run, so you will definatelly have to use it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hartmut View Post
                In the vBulletin package you will find only one .htaccess file in forum root.

                The file is needed for vBulletin to run, so you will definatelly have to use it.
                I understand that Hartmut but you're not reading what I wrote. There are three other .htaccess files in the /do_not_upload/rewrite/apache2 folder. What are the for?
                Rich

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                • #9
                  The ones in the do_not_upload folder are for vBulletin 4.X and do not have anything to do with 5.X. They are slated to be removed from the download package. The only .htaccess file you need to worry about is the one in the upload folder.
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                  • #10
                    OK then I have ruled out that my .htaccess file for my root directory is incorrect. Right now my forum URL's are working but my Blog URL's are all messed up.

                    What is going on here: http://vb5.puritanboard.com/blogs
                    Rich

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SemperFideles View Post
                      What is going on here: http://vb5.puritanboard.com/blogs
                      I actually don't see any issues on that page.
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                      • #12
                        I believe what you are running into is the bug where all the links are the same on certain pages - is that what you are talking about? (I think it's related to this - http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-4746 )

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