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XF 1.1 Conversion from vb4 works ok but redirection not

diego222

Active member
#1
http://xenforo.com/help/import-redirection/
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/vbulletin-4-x-url-redirection.7584/

I followed those instructions, editing 301config.php with the information when complete import, uploading the files of the redirection add-on to the forum root (after making backup, I uploaded first to Xenforo directory and didn't work........ then I deleted them and uploaded to vbulletin directory.... and 500 server error).

I don't know how to do it.... Import everything ok, but without redirections.
 

diego222

Active member
#3
arrrr, sorry and 1000 time sorry (from 00:00 + or - until.... now. Spanish hour....) the problem was with not removing //. Well, ok, conversion ok...... redirection ok (from google, from manual links, etc...) but:

-VB was on "foro"
-XF is on "xenforo"
-well.... what I have to do if I want to move "xenforo" to "foro"...... because in "foro" I already have the modified files for the redirection...... I supose I have to chose "foros" instead..... right?
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
well... now every forum and every thread/post from vbulletin redirects to xenforo forum root....
That usually means the import_log table is not correctly named in the 301config.php file. Edit that file, remove the "//" from this line:

Code:
//	define('IMPORT_LOG_TABLE', 'import_log_x');
...and try using archived_import_log for the name:

Code:
	define('IMPORT_LOG_TABLE', 'archived_import_log');
That is usually the correct name. You can confirm it by looking in your database.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
-well.... what I have to do if I want to move "xenforo" to "foro"...... because in "foro" I already have the modified files for the redirection...... I supose I have to chose "foros" instead..... right?
XF can be in the same directory as the redirect scripts. But you need to be mindful of rewrite rules in the same directory.
 

diego222

Active member
#7
XF can be in the same directory as the redirect scripts. But you need to be mindful of rewrite rules in the same directory.
-First, I have to follow those/these steps
RewriteRule ^/old-dir/showthread.php /new-dir/showthread.php
RewriteRule ^/old-dir/forumdisplay.php /new-dir/forumdisplay.php

-Second... do you mean I can delete ALL files and directories from "foro" (vbulletin directory) and keep only the files from redirect script?
 

diego222

Active member
#9
oh, they only need to be in the original directory.

Then again (sorry, seriously) its safe to delete ALL files and directories? (well, I'll keep database and forum files/directories on my PC, maybe not neccesary but it not hurts).
 
#11
HELP!

I am using NGINX. I used the Mod Rewrite method and placed the following in my nginx configuration file...

rewrite ^/threads/ /xen/threads;
rewrite ^/forums/ /xen/forums;

It is working and taking me to the thread but its not taking me to the correct full url.

For example...

If I go to http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/279670-SatelliteGuys-FIRST-LOOK-DISH-s-Hopper-and-Joey

it takes me to... http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/satelliteguys-first-look-dishs-hopper-and-joey.279670/

You can see the thread... but there is no css as its taking out the xen in the redirect. If I go into the url bar and add /xen/ back in then the css and everything else works fine.