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Friendly URLs

edited September 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help

I have downloaded the add on friendlyurls
In the instructions the first step looks like this:

1. Open up conf/settings.php and add this:

$Configuration['URL_BUILDING_METHOD'] = 'mod_rewrite

I am having a problem uploading the file settings.php. It seems the file up on the server does not have writte permissions and I can not change them.

Is this normal?

How can I fix this?



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    try download settings.php then deleting the online version then uploading the new updated version


    Ps its
    $Configuration['URL_BUILDING_METHOD'] = 'mod_rewrite';
  • Options
    Ok I deleted settings.php and uploaded the new one. I also uploaded the .htaccess file in the root of the vanilla installation.
    Now I get a 500 error when I call the forum in my browser.

    How can I fix this?

  • Options
    500 errors can be caused by an .htaccess file with options that the server's configuration file does not permit. Take out the line of the .htaccess file that starts "Options" and try again. It'll be near the top.
  • Options
    Do you mean this: Options +FollowSymLinks -Multiviews ??
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    Yeah, remove that line (or comment it out by placing a # at the beginning of it) and see if that helps.
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