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Considering moving to Xenforo from IBP

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tenko, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. tenko

    tenko New Member

    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.
     
  2. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Any url structure is possible, but it might take some customization to get it exactly like you want.
     
  3. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    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
    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/
     
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  5. tenko

    tenko New Member

    Thanks so much for the fantastic replies so far (y) I'm off to have a good indepth read. Many thanks once again.
     
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  6. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    I'm considering XF and IPB, why are looking to switch out of IPB? What's XenForo's advantage for your application?
     
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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