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Considering moving to Xenforo from IBP

tenko

New member
#1
Hi everyone.

Just a few questions if anyone could advise.

We're seriously considering moving from IBP forum software. Please could anyone tell how we would retain all our google indexed url's?

We're currently using add-on's such as IP.Content and IP.Blog so would all our indexed url's be lost or would they all stay exactly the same after importing?

Here's a couple of random examples of the url structure that we would need to keep:

domainname.com/topic/1397-ecommerce-infrastructure-decisions/

domainname.com/forum/19-online-businesses-discussed/

domainname.com/topic/1446-hello-everyone/#entry5252

domainname.com/user/5353-forum-admin/

Please could someone tell us if this would be possible to keep or obtain this url structure?

Many thanks in advance.
 

CurveGotti

Active member
#3
I've never used the IPB converter myself but someone else asked about Blogs in this thread and the answer from someone who has used the converter was
No. Only the forums.

I moved my IPB install to a sub-directory and I'm manually transferring blog and gallery data over the coming weeks/months as time allows.
This is the xenforo -> ipb redirection release
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/redirection-scripts-for-invision-power-board-3-1-x-3-2-x.265/

Another possibly informative post about ipb conversion from xenforo
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-1-0-1.14603/#post-191132

Here is a more in depth IPB conversion story that shows some of the performance benefits
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/my-experience-ipb-to-xenforo.16019/
 

BGL

Well-known member
#6
We're seriously considering moving from IBP forum software. Please could anyone tell how we would retain all our google indexed url's?
I'm considering XF and IPB, why are looking to switch out of IPB? What's XenForo's advantage for your application?