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How to add ".html" extension in the links?

jenisjenis New
edited October 2018 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I have installed the vanilla forums inside a sub-directory and all things are working fine.

Now due to some requirements, I need to add ".html" to every link so would appreciate if you guys can help here.

THis is my current Nginx file.

`server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;


    root /var/www/html/vanilla;
    index index.php index.html index.htm;

    # Root location
    location = / {
      return 301 /forum/;

    location /forum {
     try_files $uri $uri/ @vanilla;

    location @vanilla {
      rewrite ^/forum(.+)$ /forum/index.php?p=$1 last;

   location ~ \.php$ {

    fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.1-fpm.sock;
    fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.*)$;
    include fastcgi_params;
    #fastcgi_param X_REWRITE 1;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
    fastcgi_intercept_errors on;



My vanilla version is 2.6.x


  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    For me it is the third result in the list.

  • x00x00 MVP
    edited October 2018

    this is not going be viable generally on the server level as the only way of doing this would be to modify the response, which is not something that is gernally done on single server setups. CDNs might do this and some tiered setup occasionally, but not usually for this reason.

    This is not a question for server rules, you need to change the urls in the page which is inherent to how they are routed. doesn't work

    you can route things to ignore the html part but that it not the point.

    What are the requirements? I suggest they aren't warranted and may be based on incorrect assumptions.

    grep is your friend.

  • you can do somethign like this.

    but this redirecting not actual changing the link in the page. Someone might do this if they had imported from another system. But it would not be efficient for every link.

    grep is your friend.

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