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Moving from root

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 pm
by Funk Theory
Hi, apologies if this has been posted elsewhere but how do I move my forum from the root to a sub directory? Thanks

Re: Moving from root

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:36 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
create the new directory named whatever you want.
then, using your ftp, simply highlight all of the phpbb files and drag them and drop them into that new folder.

you are done.

well, if you have "force url" set to yes in the admin panel then you will need to change the path to reflect the new directory name.

robert

Re: Moving from root

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 pm
by Funk Theory
Amazing, thank you :)

Re: Moving from root

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:54 am
by thecoalman
Be aware any pages you have indexed in search engines will now be invalid and anybody that has bookmarked anything is going to get a 404. The "new" pages would be treated as duplicate content by search engines and may take quite a while to appear in the index. Do a little research on .htaccess redirects, minimally redirect viewtopic.php, viewforum.php and download/file.php

Re: Moving from root

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:02 am
by Funk Theory
Great thank you, its quite a new forum so wanted to cdo this before it hopefully gathers pace.