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phpBB : Easiest way to remove SID from latest v2.018 stock

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by gford, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. #1
    I have stock 2.018 freshly installed and want to remove SID's to make the SE's happier.

    What's the easiest way to do this?

    thanks!
    SEMrush
     
    gford, Nov 30, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    ## MOD Title: Able2Know.com Search Engine Optimization 2.0.0
    ## MOD Author: Craven de Kere (N/A) http://www.Able2Know.com
    ## MOD Description: The definitive guide to phpBB SEO
    ## This mod not only removes session IDs for all search engines and adds static URLs
    ## but it also includes many other changes that will help increase your search engine
    ## rankings by reducing pagerank drain and greatly improving keyword relevancy.
    ## Check http://www.able2know.com/forums/about15132.html
    ## for the latest version or to get help with this MOD
     
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    gford Peon

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    Yeah I saw that. I was just looking for a quick fix to SID's, not this bigger hack if possible.

    I modified session.php as per his instructions but I am unclear if that is all that is needed just for SID removal.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Use as little or as much of the MOD as you wish. The point is that MOD tells you how to do what you want to do.
     
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    Thanks Minstrel,

    Have you looked at the MOD doc? It doesn't say "do this to remove SID's" It just says find XYZ and replace with ABC. It is not clear what steps are required to make SID's not show up.

    Which is why I posted, thought maybe someone had already figured out the minimal steps for SID removal.
     
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    Thats all you need to do to remove the sids, is the sessions.php mod.

    If you want to check it, just log out and check to see if your url has session ID's in them still.

    They should be clean, like myforum.com/viewforum.php?f=7 instead of myforum.com/viewforum.php?f=7&sid=a16a80542de2a0ebca027bba2edd145a
     
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    Thanks,

    Thats the really weird part. Before I did mods and wasn't logged in I saw no session ID's anyway, but in my apache log files google/msn/slurp bots had sid=xyz still.

    I was quite confused.
     
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