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Xenforo Disable hotlink protection?

Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by jeffwidman, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. jeffwidman

    jeffwidman Active Member

    Dec 3, 2014
    Local Time:
    3:50 AM
    I noticed that images can't be hotlinked onto another domain. Since this means users won't embed these images on other sites, I suspect (but haven't fully researched) that this means I lose a (slight) SEO boost because I have fewer inbound links to my domain.

    How do I disable this hotlink protection? I'm thinking it's a Centminmod nginx configuration issue... maybe it's Xenforo though, not sure.

    Anyone know?
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    8:50 PM
    Nginx 1.17.x
    MariaDB 5.5/10.x
    Centmin Mod doesn't do any hotlink protection, so it's something else I suspect. I don't think Xenforo does hotlink protection either. Only thing I can think of is ngx_pagespeed auto conversion of some images to webp format might throw off some other web apps or non-webp supported browsers from rendering it on other sites. For that you'd want to be sure to view your ngx_pagespeed enabled domain with ?PageSpeed=off tagged on the end and then grab that image url first.
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