Topic-XX.htm showing instead of real topic name

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Topic-XX.htm showing instead of real topic name

Postby splut » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:01 pm

OK, my forum names are being rewritten correctly, however my topic names are still in the format topic123.htm

I've got rewriting mode to: Advanced

I've removed everything in /forumroot/cache

I've uploaded the .htaccess created to /forumroot/.htaccess

It's only doing it for existing topics, not new topics.

Also, I've activated Forum URL caching & Forum ID Removing.. and yet the forum URLs still contain the ID.

Ideas ?
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Re: Topic-XX.htm showing instead of real topic name

Postby ecigsnet » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:38 pm

Exactly. What's the solution?

The whole point of this mod is to get clean looking links/urls.

You think somebody would come around and answer this question after a month or two.
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Re: Topic-XX.htm showing instead of real topic name

Postby redactuk » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Topics are not automatically rewritten from topicxxx.html to my-topic-name.hml, you have to set the desired topic name when you want it.

My understanding is that this is due to the fact that a large numer of topics on forums would not be wise to auto change to topic name as 90% of the time topic names created by forum users are spammy and pointless for SEO. You just change then ones that are important, the rest stay at topicxxx.html
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Re: Topic-XX.htm showing instead of real topic name

Postby HB » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:27 pm

From another thread...

dcz wrote:With the sql rewriting option, updating url rewriting mode does not affect topic posted before the change. It's done on purpose not to potentially change many url by mistake (even with the zero duplicate taking care of the appropriate redirection, it would not be so good to change many urls too often).

If you want to update old topic urls, you have to run the phpbb_seo/sync_url.php script again (first empty all url and then re-do the sync).
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