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stensol

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Posted on: 2006/11/9 12:53
stensol
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#1

hide full Xoops URL

Dear users,

I've sought this forum already for a thread like this, but 'm running a website under XOOPS @ www.popkoor2000.nl but the problem I'm facing, is the display in the internetbrowser's url-bar.

I don't want visitors to see the full url like:
http://www.popkoor2000.nl/cms/modules/wfchannel/...etc

I want this, no matter @ what page in XOOPS they are
http://www.popkoor2000.nl

It should be possible, I once read that somewhere, shoud it be something in the main header of theme-template?

Any suggestions are welcome, and NO, I won't use any <iframe> because it's very ugly and doesn't allow scrolling very nicely

Kind regards,

Stensol, The Netherlands

snow77

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Posted on: 2006/11/9 16:06
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#2

Re: hide full Xoops URL

there are dhtml scripts that do this, by applying a mask to the addess bar, you find those at places like dynamicdrive and you place the code inside the theme.html

stensol

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Posted on: 2006/11/14 0:02
stensol
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#3

Re: hide full Xoops URL

Dear snow77,

Thanks for your reply.

I've searched dynamicdrive for hours now, but can't find the hint you gave me, so I've asked their staff through email. I hope I'll get a reply from them, after that I'll post it @ Xoops.org.

Best regards,

Bart Stens, The Netherlands

tom

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Posted on: 2006/11/14 0:26
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#4

Re: hide full Xoops URL

Would this effect search engine listings?

Just wondering?

I imagine the search engine, like google would just see the domain, but perhaps it would still spider the site?

Any SEO expert for this?

snow77

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Posted on: 2006/11/14 1:38
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#5

Re: hide full Xoops URL

I got this code we used before:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<
HTML>
<
HEAD>
<
TITLE>Your Website Title</TITLE>
<
frameset rows="100%,*" framespacing="0" border="0">
<
frame frameborder="0" name="MYTOPFRAME" src="http://localhost/xoops/" noresize="noresize" />
<
frame frameborder="0" name="MYNOFRAME" src="blank.htm" />
<
body>
</
body>
</
frameset><noframes>
</
noframes>
</
HEAD>
</
HTML>


here: src="http://localhost/xoops/ :place the path to the root of your XOOPS and it should stay masked like that

save as index.html and use same as a redirect file.


But then with what Tom said, using the SEO URL rewrite thing, wouldn't it be fancier this way?

[edit - adding more] well by coincidence I was digging into the FAQ and found that Carnuke had found the same code, it' all in this thread < HERE >

stensol

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Posted on: 2006/11/14 14:07
stensol
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#6

Re: hide full Xoops URL

Thanx guys for the solutions!

I've used the <frame> and it does work also the scrolling..
I don't know yet how it will affect my Google
listings, but will see soon.

Regards,

Stensol, The Netherlands

tom

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Posted on: 2006/11/15 0:19
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#7

Re: hide full Xoops URL

I just think I remember reading about this somewhere once before, maybe a couple of years ago, which is why I ask about search engine indexing, I'm no expert and as I mentioned I seem to rememeber reading something saying that it would.

The SEO URL option on the other hand, I believe helps a sites listings a fair bit.

Again no expert.

Let me know if it does, you could always keep an eye with google using their webmaster tools/stats, I find them useful.

jeffgr

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Posted on: 2006/11/15 1:50
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#8

Re: hide full Xoops URL

I did this a few years ago with http://advermap.com/ to hide the url...

I think that from a SEO standpoint, it won't hurt you that much, as long as you have links on each of your pages that link back to another page...say, like a discreet link "home" at the bottom of each page...you just have to allow links to all your pages so that search engine spiders can crawl through your entire site...

a site map page, with links to all the site pages and a link from the index.php page would probably be a good idea as well...

i think a bigger issue is what happens when the user wants to bookmark that particlur page...it won't work with frames or an iframe...you will have to put a "bookmark this page" link on each separate page of your site.