Error: [phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3526: Undefined index: HIDDEN_USERS_ZERO_TOTAL_AND

After updating phpBB to v3.0.4, this error suddenly popped up after changing the language to something other than English : [phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3526: Undefined index: HIDDEN_USERS_ZERO_TOTAL_AND It means that the language pack is outdated and “HIDDEN_USERS_ZERO_TOTAL_AND” isn’t defined in the common.php file in the corresponding language directory. The […]

phpBB: Redirect broken links after uninstalling an SEO mod

SEO mods beautify your URLs and make them more spider friendly. But what happens when you uninstall an SEO mod? These SEOed URLs becomes broken and return an error code of ‘404 Not Found’. And these obsolete links can be very harmful for your Search Engine Results Page(SERP) rankings. I’ve got emails from concerned phpBB […]

Prevent duplicate indexing of phpBB3 threads by Google

In a default phpBB3 installation(without an SEO mod), the same thread can be accessed through many URLs. For example, the thread Favourite Animorphs fanfiction can be accessed through these different URLs : http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&p=659#p659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=60 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p659 The agressive Googlebot might pick almost all of those links and it might lead to […]