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XF 1.4 Almost ready to switch

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by imthebest, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120


    I have done a local test migration and I'm almost ready to switch from vBulletin 3.8 however I have some questions regarding redirects:

    Let's say that my vBulletin forum URL is: http://www.mysite.com/forums
    So I have: http://www.mysite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php, http://www.mysite.com/forums/showthread.php and so...

    This is what I'm planning to do:

    1. Install XenForo on www.mysite.com/forums
    2. Run the import
    3. Redirect everything!

    But how to redirect? I'll perform a clean import (keeping content IDs the same between vB and XF), do I still need to save the import log and use the Redirection Scripts? Or it's all about .htaccess rules? If so, where I can find the standard .htaccess rules to redirect everything from vBulletin to XenForo?

    Oh and I'll also import tags so I want to redirect:


    How I can do this?

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  2. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Thanks for your help @0ptima

    Anyone can give more ideas please?
  4. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Please I need support.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you retain IDs then you can do basic rewrite rules in .htaccess without the need for the import log and 301config file.

    For any custom content you will have to deal with that separately as explained above.
  6. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    So in other words... I don't need @Mike's add-on, right? If so, are the .htaccess rewrite rules available?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, I just checked with Mike as I have never used vb so I'm not that familiar with it.

    He had this to say.

    "The htaccess stuff is usually just for vbseo -- they redirect to showthread.php. Our scripts read from the import logs.
    You *can* write redirects to skip the logs with the standard showthread.php urls, but I haven't seen any that do that."
    imthebest likes this.

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