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  • Indexing PHPBB forums - Pages to skip

    We have had this question a couple of times now. How is it possible to index a discussion forum that is created by the PHPBB script?

    You can index PHPBB forums but you need to skip a lot of irrelevant pages.

    For example you need probably don't want to index the members list, profile pages, private message pages, login pages, etc, etc..

    So you need to add a list of pages to skip to the Zoom configuration window, on the 'Skip Options' tab.

    Here is an example list that you can copy and paste into the Zoom skip list.

    Code:
    /forum/faq.php
    /forum/search.php
    /forum/profile.php
    /forum/privmsg.php
    /forum/groupcp.php
    /forum/viewonline.php
    /forum/memberlist.php
    /forum/login.php
    /forum/index.php?mark=forums
    /forum/posting.php
    /forum/modcp.php
    /forum/viewtopic.php?p=
    &view=previous
    &view=next
    &watch=topic
    &mark=topics
    &start=0&postdays=0
    This will cause Zoom to index topic pages (as apposed to individual posts) and assumes you have the forums in the sub-directory called /forum.

    This was tested with PHPBB version 2.0.13

    -----
    David

  • #2
    hI,

    I PUT /phpbb2/posting.php in exclusion list but pages like ....

    /phpbb2/posting.php?mode=delete.... are indexing.

    Can you help me ?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      We could not reproduce the behaviour you reported.

      Can you check in the "Page and folder skip list", if you have an extra space character before or after the text "phpbb2/posting.php". For example, "phpbb2/posting.php " would cause it to not match the actual URL. Also make sure the casing of the pages match (eg. "phpBB2/posting.php" will not match "phpbb2/posting.php". This is HTTP standard).

      If you continue to have the problem, can you save your indexing configuration and email us your ZCFG file. Also tell us the version of Zoom you are using (click "Help"->"About").
      --Ray
      Wrensoft Web Software
      Sydney, Australia
      Zoom Search Engine

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