phpBB3 SEO Sitemap

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if you can't open sitemap

Sitemap should be generated at the following URL: http://your_forum/sitemap.xml - open it in your browser, not FTP

The extension may require a special server configuration. If your sitemap generated without errors, the following suggestions are not for you. Otherwise follow these instructions:

1) If you have Apache server, ask your hoster to enable mod_rewrite on the server. If it's enabled, ensure that .htaccess file in forum root directory is correct. See correct .htaccess in phpBB 3.1 package:
Important mod_rewrite part in .htaccess is:

Code: Select all

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ app.php [QSA,L]

Without the code above sitemap will not work. This code is present in the standard phpBB 3.1 .htaccess, so you shouldn't add it if sitemap works fine or the code is already there.

2) If you have a nginx server, you should add following code to server config:

3) For Windows IIS use .htaccess to Web.Config converter: ... onfig.aspx