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Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by Jimmy, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good. Was just curious thought maybe adding it to the php.conf wouldn't hurt anything.

    I'm just going to put the X_ in the php.conf and be done with it. I'll make a note on the vhost conf file on github.
     
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    From what I can gather now is that if you check the box in install setup that says do no require htaccess, then maybe the conf/config.php entry for $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = true;" is removed ? Did you check that box too ? And if left unchecked, $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = true;" maybe set in conf/config.php.

    Then it comes down to nginx rewrite rules. My own listed nginx rules worked as when $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = true;" set in conf/config.php.
     
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    I did check the box and it is not present by default in the /conf/config-defaults.php file (pre-install file).

    It appears to only be added manually. Though, I can test this when I install again.

    For the rewrite rules I just used what is in their docs w/ my default cmm vhost setup. Everything works great - w/ the addition of the line in the php.conf
     
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    Thinking about it, it's not present in the config.php file post install. I know this because I didn't know anything about it until you mentioned it. When you mentioned it I had to add it to my conf file. Since I had to add it, it wasn't present post install w/ the don't need htaccess checked.
     
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    Well i think config method is basically same as setting X_REWRITE 1 from code at
    PHP:
            if ($rewrite === null) {
                
    // Garden.RewriteUrls is maintained for compatibility but X_REWRITE is what really need to be used.
                
    $rewrite val('X_REWRITE'$_SERVERc('Garden.RewriteUrls'true));
            }
    ?

    Here's my Vanilla Centmin Mod Nginx config gist posted code - it's provided as is without any support from me, so consume it at your discretion first time vanilla 2.5.1 forums + centmin mod 123.09beta01 nginx 1.13.10 + php-fpm 7.1.15 + mariadb 10.1.31 + csf firewall + centos 7.4 on 2GB OpenVZ 2cpu E5-1650v3 VPS :D
     
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    Those are some nice times w/ the cache on.
     
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    Yeah indeed.. no idea how they hold up to production usage though i.e. if any issues and you don't want to be using default global /usr/local/nginx/conf/php.conf include file for fastcgi_cache as it affects any other nginx vhost site on your server hence why i suggest making a copy. But fastcgi_cache for PHP-FPM is only for Vanilla guest users based on cookie detection. So logged in members only will have non-fastcgi_cache based PHP-FPM.
     
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    I'm going to be running my vanilla's on a separate server, so it can be customized for vanilla installs. :)

    One thing that just occurred to me, when you install a vhost in CMM and at the end it lists the lines you need to use to delete the vhost, you need to add the pre-static-local-domain.com.conf files to that list - I don't believe those are listed.
     
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    ah yes you're right about that (y)
    Good idea :)
     
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    Why do you have them create php_vanilla.conf? It doesn't appear to be being used. Looks like the only thing it's used for (in your writeup) is to copy to create the phpcache config file.
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    include /usr/local/nginx/conf/php_vanilla.conf;
     
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    At one stage i did try fastcgi_param X_REWRITE 1 set in /usr/local/nginx/conf/php_vanilla.conf include file so to separate it from default global /usr/local/nginx/conf/php.conf. When web app's fastcgi parameters are changed or differ from centmin mod defaults, I usually modify them in a copy of /usr/local/nginx/conf/php.conf
     
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    One thing about VF, it's not easy to template if you want to go totally custom.
     
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    Looks that way.. i haven't even figured out how to use Themes yet - that's how much of a Vanilla noob I am :LOL:
     
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    I'm about 2 days into VF and spent a night researching theme-ing. From my limited time with the script, it appears that someone would need to write their own smarty functions to have a truly custom theme.
     
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    I think I'm going to spend $34 to get the only 2 themes available on themeforest.net. At least with those I can see what they did.