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Postby acapellas4u » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:23 pm

Hi team/fellow admins.

I have a phpBBSEO forum www.acapellas4u.co.uk
I am running an RC2 (converted from v2) also in /phpBB3/

My two questions are:-

1) What's the easiest way to prevent any /phpBB3/ bits being indexed? If via .htacess - please provide full syntax for this n00b. IF via phpBB3 ACP please advise.

2) I have a simple mod_rewrite and will most prob. go for similar with phpBB3. I assume the same 'offer' of flavours would be available for phpBB3?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby dcz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:41 am

1) Assuming you'll be running phpBB3 in a new phpBB3/ folder at first (you can change the folder name once you're really ready to go online), you can lock it with .htaccess :
  • By ip :
    It's the simpler if you have a static ip, no password required, you'd only need to add at the very top of the phpBB3/ folder's .htaccess :
    Code: Select all
    Satisfy any
    Order Deny,Allow
    Allow from xx.xx.xx.xx
    Allow from yy.yy.yy.yy
    Deny from all

    Where xx.xx.xx.xx and yy.yy.yy.yy would be two allowed IP (yours at home and at work for example).
  • By password :
    Using an .htaccess and .htpasswd :
    This thread already explains how to lock a folder this way.


2) So far, we only released the advanced phpBB3 mod rewrite, being the most complicated with double title injection (forum + topics). It is demonstrated here : http://phpbb3.phpbb-seo.net
More standards will soon follow, there will be more than there use to for phpBB2.
Basically, we'll reproduce the phpBB2 rewriting and will create more standards to play with folder injection.

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Postby acapellas4u » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:25 am

That's great dcz - thanks VERY much for your help on that.

1) I now have a .htaccess within /phpBB3/ which simply allows me from home & work and nobody else at this present time.

I suppose though it would make sense to obtain similar IP's for all my Staff who will need access also to help me test etc.

2) With regards to 'advanced phpBB3 mod rewrite' - congrats on that one. I took a look at the demo link. It's certainly different to what we already have on phpBB2. Do I assume correctly that if we went with this adv. rewrite for phpBB3 that the existing rewrites would still remain so long as we had the zero dupe installed aswell? If not, could you ellaborate please.

Regards as always.
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Postby dcz » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:31 am

Well if you are going to be many to work on the folder, the password protection may be easier to deal with.

Then yes, you'll need the zero dupe to migrate from phpBB2 to phpBB3. Depending on which phpBB3 mod rewrite (there will be several) you'll choose, you'll need as well to keep some of the old rewriterules, in order to allow redirecting of the not used anymore urls, if any.

The best to do this is to post a thread in the corresponding mod rewrite forum to make sure everything was done all right before you switch.

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Postby acapellas4u » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:56 am

dcz wrote:Well if you are going to be many to work on the folder, the password protection may be easier to deal with.


That would actually be a much more convenient method - that way, it's done once and all staff don't have to worry about handing over IP addy's plus the possibilities of not getting on as their IP's change every time they connect.

dcz wrote:Then yes, you'll need the zero dupe to migrate from phpBB2 to phpBB3. Depending on which phpBB3 mod rewrite (there will be several) you'll choose, you'll need as well to keep some of the old rewriterules, in order to allow redirecting of the not used anymore urls, if any.

The best to do this is to post a thread in the corresponding mod rewrite forum to make sure everything was done all right before you switch.

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Great!

Thanks very much dcz for your reply.
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