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Shorten url's

I know this is all over the forums somewhere, but has become hard to find for some newcomers. So I will put it in its proper place.

Short or long urls.

Most hosting companies today support Mod Re-Write. This makes it possible to have an ugly and SEO unfriendly URL looking likeӔ and making it into the better easy for your members to rememberӔ These instructions are of course included with your PhpFox 2 download.

1.First, using your ftp program find your htaccess.txt file. Rename it to .htaccess

2.Find the file /include/setting/server.sett.php. Open with an editor and find the line

$_CONF['core.url_rewrite'] = '2';

and change the '2' to a '1'.

$_CONF['core.url_rewrite'] = '1';

Save and re upload.
Note: From my exsperience I had to chmod the file to 777 before downloading and editing. When finished I chmod file back to 555. just thought I would let you know in case you run into a problem where the edit does not take place.