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Offline alaska_guy

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Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:00:36 PM »
I currently have my forum located at www.websitename.com/index.php [nofollow], it looks like I can move it within the management interface by simply changing the address to www.websitename.com/forums [nofollow]...

In actuality is there other things I need to do? IE: copy all forum files to a /forums folder on the back end before making this change?

Thanks!

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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 09:49:28 PM »
Not sure what you mean by 'management interface', but if you want to move the forum from root to subdirectory, copy everything into subdir, then run repair_settings.php to fix paths.


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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 04:35:28 AM »
In actuality is there other things I need to do? IE: copy all forum files to a /forums folder on the back end before making this change?

Thanks!
Yes, exactly that. Copy the whole SMF file and folder structure to the /forums folder, and then

run repair_settings.php to fix paths.

And make sure you get all theme paths and urls too.
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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 04:17:30 PM »
Awesome, great help!

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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
So, can this topic be marked as solved?
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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 03:02:28 AM »
I changed my location and the forum seems to be working well, the only thing that doesn't seem to work properly is tapatalk.  I can search for my site name and find it within tapatalk but no data is populating within the app.  I have tried to remove the site within tapatalk on my phone and re-add and I get the same experience.

I checked the tapatalk plugin status and all looks correct and it is pointing to the new location.  IE: websitename/forums/mobiquo/status.php

Any suggestions?  Do I just need to wait?

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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 03:21:38 AM »
I do not know how Tapatalk actually works out stuff like that, might be better if you asked Tapatalk support about that.

On the other hand, I would personally recommend finding a decent mobile friendly theme and ditch Tapatalk all together unless you have a good reason to hold on to it.
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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 04:49:02 AM »
Did you change the url within the Tapatalk Site Managers console at tapatalk.com?

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Re: Wanting to change forum url after the fact.
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 04:58:01 AM »
Thanks, that was it!  Heading to sleep finally.