vBulletin 4 Friendly URL's Setting

Pigoo

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- Can someone tell me what the "best" or most common setting is for "Friendly URL's" in the vB4 AdminCP?
- Also can this setting be "freely" changed from one option to another & back without messing the site up in some way?
- Is the change immediate...or does it take time for a setting change to take place (for example next Google crawl or next sitemap submission to Google)?


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mysiteguy

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Set it once and leave it alone or you'll end up with Google/Bing wasting crawling effort on 301 redirects.

Use the lowest one on the list which works on your server: Mod Rewrite Friendly, if that doesn't work (remember you need to place the rewrite rules in the .htaccess file), then Advanced Friendly, if that doesn't work Basic Friendly, etc.
 

Pigoo

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Thank you sir.

Is higher better (Standard vs. Basic vs. Advanced vs. Mod Rewrite)...in terms of the website (SEO, user experience, etc.)?

According to the help "?" in the AdminCP...it seems to indicate only the "Mod Rewrite Friendly URL's" setting requires server rewrite rule defining.

Does this mean any of the other three settings (Standard, Basic, or Advanced) could be selected (and then left alone) without fear that the change will mess things up?


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