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XF 1.2 Fixing internal links after move to subdomain

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by cmeinck, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    I've migrated from http://www.everythingicafe.com/forum/ to http://forums.everythingicafe.com. My board URL has been updated and the 301 redirect is working well. To continue with the 'clean up' after the move, I thought it would be best if internal links were updated to reflect the new URL structure. So for example, if a user had created a link to: http://www.everythingicafe.com/forum/threads/which-iphone-6-would-you-choose.105238/ , I'd like to use mySQL to update the URLs to http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/which-iphone-6-would-you-choose.105238/

    I believe this mySQL query would work and would not adversely affect anything. That being said, I wanted to ask the experts here before running such a big query.

    UPDATE xf_post SET message = REPLACE(message, 'www.everythingicafe.com/forum','forums.everythingicafe.com');
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That should work but I would always recommend running it on a test installation first.
  3. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    That's a great idea. How's this for a plan:
    1. Turn off forum
    2. Create a duplicate mySQL database
    3. Run query
    4. Change database in /library/config.php to new database
    5. Test
    6. Turn forums back on
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You wouldn't even need to change config.php - you could just check a few posts directly in the table that you know contain links.
  5. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    The changes appear to be good, but they aren't being reflected in the live forum. If I edit a post, the changes are there. I had a similar issue with BBcode replacement and it was cache that needed to be flushed.

    I rebuilt the search index, but no change. Any suggestions?
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That'd be the BB code cache - you can empty the xf_bb_code_parse_cache table.

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