Forum down using the redirection script


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Ive just used the redirection scipt kier posted for IPB 3.1 to Xenforo.

My IPB installation was in a folder called /forum
I renamed that to /oldforum and installed xenforo in /forum

I then uploaded the redirection files to /forum, but as soon as I uploaded them I get the following error when trying to view my site:

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.
I notcied there was already a xenforo .htacess file with the default installation. Was I supposed to edit that rather then overwrite?

Any help really appreciated as my forum is currently down :(


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Staff member
You can restore the original .htaccess file from the .zip package or by renaming the htaccess.txt file which should already be on the server.


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Hi Brogan,

Ive just replaced the orignal .htaccess file from xenforo and my forums now up and running again.

It does appear though that the the redirect isnt working. I just searched for a thread on my forum and when I clicked on it, it took me to the index page and not the thread.