Tetra WebBBS Configuration
If $SearchFriendlyURLs is set to 0, the script will generate URLs using standard QUERY_STRING.
If $SearchFriendlyURLs is set to 1, the script will turn the QUERY_STRING into a path-like syntax.
$SearchFriendlyURLs is a variable inherited from version 5.12.
In the early days of the internet searchengines didn't index URLs with QUERY_STRING arguments. For several years this is no longer true. So this option more or less is of historical value.
If you're NOT interested in SEO topics then the following recommdation probably fits best:
- On first install don't spend time on this option.
- On upgrades set this variable to the same value you used in your prior setup in order to allow searchengines having indexed your forum to access the pages by URLs already indexed.
If you are interested in SEO topics then you should read the document "Search engines and Tetra-WebBBS" and look into some other variables which allow to append the subject of a message to the URLs pointing to message display pages. Check the index page of this variables board for all variables starting with a "SFU_" prefix. Once you've learned about those optional configs you'll have a better understanding on how to set the $SearchFriendlyURLs variable.