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Forums Return 404

Postby Slantsixx » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:09 pm

I successfully installed phpbb-SEO on my site. When you click on any of the forums it returns a 404. A lot of the other links work though, such as the UCP, the ACP, member list, etc. None of the forums, threads, or individual member pages work.

I'll explain my setup. I have the phpBB located at - The website is set up with a subdomain at - to point to the forum. You can access the forum through either the subdomain or the direct link and it works the same either way, except for the forums and threads.
I currently have Rewriting turned on to remove the www from the link. The main website is located in the location, so I also have Rewriting turned on to remove /directory/ from the URL so it doesn't show up on each page. I don't think this is interfering with the phpBB rewriting since some of the links work.

I've tried as much as I can, and nothing will work. I've tried the phpBB-SEO code in both the main .htaccess location as well as in the - location, and it does not seem to make things better or worse.

Here is the main portion of the .htaccess if it helps:
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RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /Chat/
# RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^chat\.domain\.com$ [NC]
# RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [QSA,L,R=301]

RewriteCond $1 !^directory/
RewriteRule (.*) /directory/$1 [L]

RedirectMatch permanent ^/Chat/(.*)$$1

I don't know if I've covered everything or not. Let me know if you need more info.

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Re: Forums Return 404

Postby dcz » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:26 pm

So if is the phpBB domain you want, then you should set it up properly for it : phpBB Server and Cookie settings
You don't have to care about the fact your sub domain is also a sub dir of the main domain for phpBB set up.

Meaning, you should use :
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server name :
script path : /
cookie domain :

in your case.

Then generate an .htaccess and put it in directory/chat/ and everything should be all right.

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