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hide full Xoops URL #1
Dear users,

I've sought this forum already for a thread like this, but 'm running a website under XOOPS @ www.popkoor2000.nl but the problem I'm facing, is the display in the internetbrowser's url-bar.

I don't want visitors to see the full url like:
http://www.popkoor2000.nl/cms/modules/wfchannel/...etc

I want this, no matter @ what page in XOOPS they are
http://www.popkoor2000.nl

It should be possible, I once read that somewhere, shoud it be something in the main header of theme-template?

Any suggestions are welcome, and NO, I won't use any <iframe> because it's very ugly and doesn't allow scrolling very nicely

Kind regards,

Stensol, The Netherlands
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #2
there are dhtml scripts that do this, by applying a mask to the addess bar, you find those at places like dynamicdrive and you place the code inside the theme.html
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #3
Dear snow77,

Thanks for your reply.

I've searched dynamicdrive for hours now, but can't find the hint you gave me, so I've asked their staff through email. I hope I'll get a reply from them, after that I'll post it @ Xoops.org.

Best regards,

Bart Stens, The Netherlands
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #4
Would this effect search engine listings?

Just wondering?

I imagine the search engine, like google would just see the domain, but perhaps it would still spider the site?

Any SEO expert for this?
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #5
I got this code we used before:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<
HTML>
<
HEAD>
<
TITLE>Your Website Title</TITLE>
<
frameset rows="100%,*" framespacing="0" border="0">
<
frame frameborder="0" name="MYTOPFRAME" src="http://localhost/xoops/" noresize="noresize" />
<
frame frameborder="0" name="MYNOFRAME" src="blank.htm" />
<
body>
</
body>
</
frameset><noframes>
</
noframes>
</
HEAD>
</
HTML>


here: src="http://localhost/xoops/ :place the path to the root of your XOOPS and it should stay masked like that

save as index.html and use same as a redirect file.


But then with what Tom said, using the SEO URL rewrite thing, wouldn't it be fancier this way?

[edit - adding more] well by coincidence I was digging into the FAQ and found that Carnuke had found the same code, it' all in this thread < HERE >
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #6
Thanx guys for the solutions!

I've used the <frame> and it does work also the scrolling..
I don't know yet how it will affect my Google
listings, but will see soon.

Regards,

Stensol, The Netherlands
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #7
I just think I remember reading about this somewhere once before, maybe a couple of years ago, which is why I ask about search engine indexing, I'm no expert and as I mentioned I seem to rememeber reading something saying that it would.

The SEO URL option on the other hand, I believe helps a sites listings a fair bit.

Again no expert.

Let me know if it does, you could always keep an eye with google using their webmaster tools/stats, I find them useful.
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Re: hide full Xoops URL #8
I did this a few years ago with http://advermap.com/ to hide the url...

I think that from a SEO standpoint, it won't hurt you that much, as long as you have links on each of your pages that link back to another page...say, like a discreet link "home" at the bottom of each page...you just have to allow links to all your pages so that search engine spiders can crawl through your entire site...

a site map page, with links to all the site pages and a link from the index.php page would probably be a good idea as well...

i think a bigger issue is what happens when the user wants to bookmark that particlur page...it won't work with frames or an iframe...you will have to put a "bookmark this page" link on each separate page of your site.
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