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Friendly URLs installation problem

edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've just installed Vanilla (great quick install!), and am trying to install the Friendly URLs extension, but the Readme file says:
Open up conf/settings.php and add this...
There is no 'conf' directory but there is a settings.php file in both the 'appg' directory and the 'controls' directory.

Which one should I edit?

Many thanks,


  • You're using, and the extension was written for 1.0
  • OK. The latest version over at is 0.9.2.

    Where can I get an upgrade? (presumably I can, if there's already extensions for it)
  • edited May 2006
    Nice Paul, 1.0 is pre-release - there's a link for the pre-release in the comments of this blog post.You might want to wait until the 1.0 proper release (imminent we hope) or if you want the most recent version, get it from SVN - instructions here.

    BTW: Friendly URLs work fine. very nice mark.
  • I have also a problem with this extension. mod_rewrite is installed at my hosting, but the extension refuses to work. only apache errors are shown. should be a misconfiguration on the server. arrrrrggggghhhhhhh..... :(((((
  • Yea, my Apache says "500" ... It's a misconfigration, too. I hope that I can fix it.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    mod_rewrite is VERY nitpicky.
  • yeah it is
    *hates it
  • thought i had it installed guess i didnt... i just installed it and it is working very well... oh how google has made mod_rewrite everyones nemesis....
  • blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    "mod_rewrite is VERY nitpicky."

    Does this mean you wouldn't recommend using this add-on? I went to install it yesterday but found it a little confusing so was planning on trying again this evening, but won't if there are any drawbacks to using it ;(
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    The only drawback is that you will tear your hair out while trying to install it.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    I'm bald if you need any proof of marks previous statement.
  • blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    Ahhh, hehe, I think I'll give it a miss then thanks, I'm prone to breaking things :)
  • It's so nice havging clean URLs. Love this extension.
  • One thing to keep an eye on: it might break some other extensions. For example "Who's Online". If you're in discussions/, it tries to go to discussions/account.php?u=whatever.
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