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.htaccess problem

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Community Member, 3 Posts

29 July 2008 at 5:40am


I've got a working install of SS in /. Very nice btw.
But I also got a phpbb forum in myserver/forum.

Problem is, as you may have guessed, that .htaccess breaks the forum.
So right now I've got it renamed, and forum is working and SS is not :)

I have tried to fix it with my limited knowledge of .htaccess/apache but even with the help of google it's not enough it seems. I was wondering if there's any .htaccess guru present that could steer me towards some resource which would let me make a hardlink to http://myserver/forum and let the rewriting occur in the rest of the dirs?



Community Member, 3 Posts

29 July 2008 at 10:03am

Hi it's me again.

Just began playing with it and found a working solution. Just added the following line AFTER the SS section:

RewriteRule ^subdir/([0-9]+)-([a-z]+) http://forum.mydomain.tld [NC]

Both the forum and the page work

Thanks to all who thought on my problem :)


Community Member, 3 Posts

30 July 2008 at 4:44am

So It seems I did rejoice before time! :)

The forum is seen only if you know a "long" link, kind like:


but if you attempt to simply go to


no joy! :(

So if anyone knows of any solutions to this little problem or has any suggestion of any kind, I'll be grateful.


Matt Hardwick

Community Member, 61 Posts

21 August 2008 at 1:09pm

Edited: 21/08/2008 1:10pm

I made the forum a separate alias in Apache /html/forum and /html/public so separate folders, and created a /forum alias on Apache...

What I did before that, and actually have gone back to, is:

Create a Redirector Page with the URI of /forum, and have it redirect to /forum/index.php - see the screenshot below.
This also allows me to have a link to the forum in the navigation as if it was any other page :)