Friendly URLs

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Forums display content based on the current values of the forumid and threadid query string parameters. By default, the URL of a forum thread might look like the following:




A friendly URL of the same forum thread looks like the following:




Having your forum URLs in this format is a good practice when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization).


Enabling friendly URLs


For this to be enabled, you have to do the following two tasks:


1. Set the following properties of the Forum group web part:


Use friendly URLs - check to enable the Friendly URLs feature
Friendly base URL - enter the base part of the URL, which is displayed after the domain name; e.g. /Forums for the example above and for the document aliases listed below
URL extension - extension that will be used at the end of the friendly URL;


2. Assign the following document aliases to the document containing the Forum group web part. The /Forums part of each alias must be equal to the value in the Friendly base URL property of the Forum group web part:




Single forum friendly URLs


If you want to enable friendly URLs for a single forum, the Forum (Single forum - General) web part should be set the same way as described in step 1, but only the following two document aliases need to be added to the document:




Page url: