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Wayne B

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Ok so I have created a dev site and installed the latest suite. The ACP works fine however on the front end I can see the board index and when I click on any link, forum, topic, user etc it displays a 404 error.

It's as if the Friendly URL's are not working. Any suggestions please?



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Works for me.  Did you have the .httaccess file in place?


ive not changed anything at all. I've just tried again, two different browsers, cookies cache etc cleared and I still get the same problem. I can access the board index of the dev site but if I try to read any topic etc it takes me to my live board.

can you confirm you are able to read the topics ?


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Go into the ACP - System - Search Engine Optimization - Rewrite URLs and turn it off... Refresh your browser and try again.

If this works your .htaccess file is poorly written.

Via your FTP client...

Replace the content of your forum root .htaccess file with this

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
 Options -MultiViews
 RewriteEngine On
 RewriteBase /
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteRule \.(jpeg|jpg|gif|png)$ /public/404.php [NC,L]

 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
 RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

and reset the Rewrite URLs back to on.

Are you still able to view your content?

If so you are good to go...

But as an added note being this is a test site anyway the search engine optimization feature are not relevant anyway so you can actually leave the Rewrite URLs turned off.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Police Community...I love your web site.  :thumbsup:  Excellent design and I like how you used the Tabs in IPS.  Of course, that has nothing to do with your problem here.  But thought I'd say something anyway. :tongue:

​Thanks for the comments

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