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Can't access my forums - cedroid09 - 2014-11-19

Hi there! Just created forums on my myBB installation. But I can't access or post in any of them.
When I click on a forum say "Announcement" it keeps redirecting me to the homepage.

Can you help please?
No. the site is not lock.

The forums' url for your refs:

Thanks in advance.

RE: Can't access my forums - .m. - 2014-11-19

your files server has htaccess.txt file. rename it as .htaccess (there is a dot as prefix)


admin panel >> configuration >> settings >> Server and Optimization Options
--> Enable search engine friendly URLs? --> select disabled & save settings

RE: Can't access my forums - cedroid09 - 2014-11-19

Hi! Thanks works like a charm.
BTW why does this setting affects the forum behavior?

RE: Can't access my forums - mmadhankumar - 2014-11-19

if you Enable the "search engine friendly URLs" then you need a .htaccess (not htaccess.txt) file in the root folder, for the urls to work, else you will face this issue...

RE: Can't access my forums - .m. - 2014-11-19

Edit: delayed response

MyBB has search engine friendly (SEF) url facility for the search engine optimization (SEO). it requires url rewrite rules.
those rules are provided through .htaccess file (for apache server). the related setting is set to automatic by default
if the setting is changed to enabled then url rewrite rules must be available so that SEF URLs work.

this MyBB support community uses SEF URLs. however many users disable it and use Google SEO plugin for the SEO