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convert "vb4" in "XF"

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by 14DH01, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    I own a forum "vbulletin 4.2.0"

    How's it going for my links in my posts?
    we have lots of links, to indicate our tutorials, to users,
    the "URLs are preserved?
    I ask this because when I converted my forum "phpbb" by vbulletin I lost all address "url" in my posts.

    My forum is set to:
    Address rewriting URLs: URLs rewritten addresses

    This is valid for commissioning from a new installation or you support the conversion?

    my forum
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hi there,

    If you mean links people have posted in your forum are preserved, then yes they are. You would then use the URL redirection scripts to convert them from the old format to the new one.

    The installation service does not cover import.
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  3. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    Thank you for response
    you have documentation to see how it is done?
    I'm not famillier with "XF"
    and I want the conversion happens without "breaks"
    Thank you for your compréhesion
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Here are the redirect scripts:


    You just upload them and edit the config file to point to your XF directory. In addition, if you were using some form of friendly URLs in vB4 then some rewrite rules will be needed to direct the old URLs to the redirect scripts. It's all very doable. I am available to help with this if needed.
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  5. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    I do not have access to the documentation included in the zip because I'm not yet a customer.

    I do not understand how it will transform my links in my post in the correct places after conversion ?

    I currently vbulletin with something like:
    XF in:
    okay converter can.
    But to make the changes in a post, I do not understand how your script works, and if I leave it in place as the ffile htaccess. or is it just to convert the links in the posting?

    I do not buy "XF" eyes closed I prefer to ask before
    I think you understand my concern
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It does not update links inside of posts. But those old links will be redirected when users visit them.
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  7. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    Merci a vous deux;)
    Now I understand your advice.
    I'll wait for the new version (from "VB5") prior to the conversion.

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