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  • jskoh
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    Originally posted by Carnage- View Post
    i posted this into one of the suggestions but i thought it'd probably get over looked there so:

    If you want that link SEO'd you can do it like this:

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule blog/(.*)/$ /forum/blog.php?username=$1
    put that into a .htaccess file in the dir containing blog.php and it will turn www.vbulletin.com/blog/username/ into the correct url. Then edit the templates somewhere to mention that that url can also be used to access their blog.
    hi... i try to create a .htaccess file and insert the coding to it. but nothing seem to come out. forums id still the same at http://mysite.com/forums/blog.php?1

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  • fariborz khan
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    Originally posted by Toucan42 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Turns out my Host had to manage it for me - they don't give the level access needed. I got it done but am now struggling with the mod_rewrite for turning:

    http://username.domain.com

    into

    http://www.domain.com/blog.php?username=username

    once i get this i should be golden!

    any ideas? [not only am i not a linux guy i'm also not a regular expressions guy]
    I want this too

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  • Merriweather
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    Thank you, it would be a great help to me!

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  • cheat-master30
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    I have someone who's made the blog URL 'SEOed' on my forum, with this format:

    http://domain.com/forumdirectory/blog-[username]

    I'll ask them if I can post the .htaccess content on vBulletin.org as either a modification or article.

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  • Merriweather
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    Originally posted by Lizard King View Post
    Hello ,

    vBSEO is currently testing SEO'd blog url's. It will be released with the next version update. Thats why i advise you to wait for that. You can see it on action @ http://www.vbseo.com/blogs/
    Has anyone gotten an .htaccess rewrite to work without vBSEO? I don't really care to pay $149 just to have access to one rewrite.

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  • ZeroHour
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    I have this working at my end (not for use for blog it just displays their profile but blogs could be done)
    Should I reveal the magic?

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  • nxvc
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    Doesn't work correctly. It's destroying the template and furthermore not showing any icons.

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  • karlm
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    My forum (and thus) blogs are held within the main domain, and this is still an issue - using full paths.
    Originally posted by noppid View Post
    Try adding FULL PATHS to your images maybe?

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  • CallieJo
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    Originally posted by Ludachris View Post
    Not sure why this is stickied if it doesn't work for everyone. I tried it and it just shows Page Not Found. Are there any other requirements aside from the .htaccess file?
    Doesn't work for me either.

    Edited....

    Try this:
    Code:
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^\blog/?(.*)$ blog.php?u=$1 [L]
    That worked for me....

    I've also found a way to make this work for profiles: I posted that here on Vb.org
    Last edited by CallieJo; Sun 23 Dec '07, 5:13pm. Reason: because I found a solution for myself and maybe others....

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  • noppid
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    Try adding FULL PATHS to your images maybe?

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  • Lifeinitaly
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    Rewrite works but I cannot see the images -
    Since I don't have a forum subdirectory - but a second level domain ( my.lifeinitaly.com is where the forum is )

    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule blog/(.*)/$ /blog.php?username=$1

    This works
    http://my.lifeinitaly.com/blog.php?u=27

    Thisshows the missing images and the link url that are incorrect
    http://my.lifeinitaly.com/blog/justindemetri/

    Thanks
    P
    Last edited by Lifeinitaly; Thu 6 Dec '07, 5:41am.

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  • Ludachris
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    Originally posted by Carnage- View Post
    i posted this into one of the suggestions but i thought it'd probably get over looked there so:

    If you want that link SEO'd you can do it like this:

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule blog/(.*)/$ /forum/blog.php?username=$1
    put that into a .htaccess file in the dir containing blog.php and it will turn www.vbulletin.com/blog/username/ into the correct url. Then edit the templates somewhere to mention that that url can also be used to access their blog.
    Not sure why this is stickied if it doesn't work for everyone. I tried it and it just shows Page Not Found. Are there any other requirements aside from the .htaccess file?

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  • sharrison
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    Never mind, looks like the VBSEO folk have a solution.

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  • sharrison
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    Originally posted by Freddie Bingham View Post
    SEO options are not planned for vBulletin or any of its products until v4 of vBulletin. The current code just requires too many kludges to add it in.
    Hi Freddie,

    I can understand that, but putting SEO aside entirely , are VB going to at least make the users blog home page URL resemble something that wasn't written by a Dalek?

    http://www.domain.com/blog.php?b=1

    Is a pretty darn fugly URL for something that represents somebodies home page no ?

    Surely you brainy folk can manage

    http://www.domain.com/blog/simon

    Or something similar?

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  • Carnage-
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    Originally posted by joomlajon View Post
    Edit template somwhere??? Where???



    /Jon
    The template edit is only for user conveniance. You just need to edit a convenient blog template to tell your users what their blog url is

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