XF 1.2 Handling redirects when moving from subdirectory to subdomain


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I'm planning on moving one of my forums from a subdirectory /forum/ to forum.mysite.com. I plan on setting up a 301 from /forum/ to the subdomain. When I first started my site, it was a vBulletin site, so I've got the XF redirect scripts, etc. in place. Do I need to make any changes to those or will the 301 be sufficient? I'm trying to minimize any potential issues.


Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
If the old /forum directory is the web root for the new "forum.mysite.com" subdomain then everything (including the redirect scripts) can remain in place. It's just a matter of redirecting the host portion of the URL. To redirect the host portion you need to add these rules to the top of the .htaccess file in the /forum directory (replacing your domain name appropriately):

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^forum\.mysite\.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://forum.mysite.com/$1 [R=301,L]