Forum Slug Interfering with Posts
I'm getting some weird behavior.
If I set my Forum Base URL slug to "ARC" like this:
Than any of my blog posts with "ARC" in the slug all of a sudden get 404 in the title like this (but the post still displays in the page, just the title is messed up):
But if I change the Forum Base URL slug to "AR2C" like this:
Then my blog posts with "ARC" in the slug don't get the 404 in the title:
What's even more strange though is that sometimes the blog posts don't even display with the 404 in the title. It just spins and spins, eventually saying that the post redirected too many times and you can't even access the post (which is really bad of course).
I think this is a site specific issue, based on lots of things. That's hard to debug. We'll try to simulate such issue on our site and check it, but we always recommend to use unique slug for form Base URL.
Thanks for the response Robert.
So I went with a unique slug of ARCForums, then setup a forwarding rule using a Redirection plug-in to forward http://www.TimRodman.com/ARC to http://www.TimRodman.com/ARCForums. It seems to be working fine and doesn't interfere with my regular blog post slugs anymore which is awesome!
On a related note, is it good practice to ensure that the slug in Forums -> Settings -> Forum Base URL is exactly the same as the slug on the Page that uses the [wpforo] shortcode? I changed both slugs to ARCForums and it seems to work fine, but I'm not sure if there might be a reason to have two different slugs.