Forum Content is Appearing in Other Portals in the Same Installation!

Apr 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I am experiencing a very strange issue with posts from a forum in one portal “leaking” into the other and vice versa. This happens when using Active Forums.

Here is what happens:

There is a post on domain 1 here:

http://www.domain1.com/Forum/tabid/100/view/topic/postid/642.aspx

The DNN installation also has another portal at www.domain2.com

The problem is that the following link shows the exact same forum message and conversation in domain 2 at this link:

http://www.domain2.com/Forum/tabid/100/view/topic/postid/642.aspx

In other words is seems that active forums doesn’t check the portal id of a post and simply shows it in both domains.

Here is another example
http://www.domain1.com/Forum/view/topics/forumid/8.aspx
This works fine and shows the appropriate forum.

http://www.domain2.com/Forum/view/topics/forumid/8.aspx
Now the problem is that this shows the forum that belongs to domain1 in domain2!!!!

The real problem is this is picked up by googlebots and is leading to duplicate content in the index as well as making a website to show totally unrelated forum content to its subject in google index, custom search, etc.

I am running Active Forums 3.7 on DNN 5.6.3

Please advise on how to fix this, if this also happens in later versions or if there has been a fix in some version of Active Forums.

Thanks in advance.

Henry
Apr 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
This was resolved in one of the versions of AF 4.
Apr 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM
Thanks benjironelson. It would be great if you or someone can confirm which version it is. In addition what's the latest version (with this problem resolved) that can be used on DNN 5.6.3