sooskriszta wrote:1. SEO URLs - phpBB doesn't have SEO URLs...there is a mod...but that's a bad way of doing things, because all the changes will be lost when I upgrade!
SEO URLs are so overrated. Google has no problem indexing phpBB forums as they are. The only benefit they provide is human-readable URLs.
SEO URLs may be overrated but they are not useless. You may have notices that when you search for keywords, if those keywords are present in the URL, on Google's SERP, the words are highlighted in the URLs...
For two sites with similar quality of content and backlinks, a page where page title = h1 = URL is preferable over one where they are not.
Also, for searchers, it is a psychological confidence booster to see the searched keywords in the URL.
t_backoff wrote:That said, if you decided to install a MOD, you will not lose those changes when you upgrade (the automatic update script was built to handle modified boards).
That is great news! I had no clue!!!
sooskriszta wrote:2. Extensions - In SMF, adding extension packages is a breeze....from admin panel, find package, click install, and all done! Here, most items are provided as mods rather than modules, and even when there are modules, they need to be downloaded, uncompressed and uploaded...
For phpBB 3.0.x, most (all?) MODs make changes to the core files. This will be greatly improved in phpBB 3.1.x (you can read about it here
Excellent! Thanks for the link!
jsbean wrote:I don't see how this is a support request ...
I am new here, and I apologise if this wasn't the right place to post this. Unfortunately this is the only community forum I can see for phpbb. Please can you guide me to the right place where such queries should be posted?
Right now you can try Automod, then all you need to do is upload the zipped up modification and Automod will do the edits for you. (of course, remember to backup in case anything goes wrong
Brilliant! Thank you!