How To Use XDForum in WordPress Blogs With Nice Permalinks

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, October 30, 2006

XDForum (example: Anaconda Forum) is a nice basic forum software which works seamlessly with WordPress blogs (download our free theme and plugins). Unfortunately it works out-of-the-box with default permalinks only. Most site today use nice permalinks. This mini-tutorial will teach you how to use XDForum with nice permalinks (how to enable; tips and more).

Replace the .htaccess generated by your WordPress 2.x blog with this:

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule !xdforum/ /index.php [L]
RewriteRule ^xdforum/([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?([^/\(\)]*)/?(\([^/\(\)]*\))?/? /index.php?pagename=xdforum&xdforum_action=$1&xf_id=$3&xt_id=$5&xp_id=$6&start=$8&pstart=$8 [QSA,L]

# END WordPress

Change the permission of .htaccess to 644.

July 29, 2010: 4:59 am

Thanks for the code, can use it.

May 17, 2009: 1:51 pm

Realmente el problema del XDForum es que es bastante simplón pero de uso restringido para las posibilidades que promete. No creo merezca la pena bajarlo

[Actually the problem is that it looks XDForum simpleton but restricted to the possibilities it promises. I do not think worth downloading]

October 31, 2006: 12:27 am

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October 30, 2006: 8:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I will take a look.

October 30, 2006: 1:11 pm

Have you considered using bbPress as forum software?

October 30, 2006: 6:30 am

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