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XF 1.2 htaccess redirect after importing an SMF board

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by jauburn, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Thanks to @Jake Bunce, I'm almost finished with the huge and nerve-wracking job of importing my old SMF forum to xenforo (Jake handled this with aplomb, I should note). The old forum resided in the root (public_html) directory. The new xenforo board resides in /forum.

    Jake created an .htaccess file with this redirect in it in order to ensure that links to threads on the old board point correctly to the new board:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
     
     
    RewriteRule ^index\.php/topic,([0-9]+)\.[0-9]+\.html$ /forum/showthread.php?t=$1 [R=301,L]
     
    
    However, what this .htaccess doesn't do, and I need it to, is redirect users who go to http://poetrycircle.com or http://www.poetrycircle.com to http://poetrycircle.com/forum.

    Could anyone tell me what I need to add to the htaccess file that jake wrote so that not only the old threads are correctly re-routed but also people going to the base url now go to poetrycircle.com/forum?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Oh, and for anyone who is interested, this former SMF board is a poetry/creative writing site with some pretty important requirements that user-inserted spaces be preserved when posts are saved. Both @cclaerhout and @Jake Bunce figured out (almost) a solution to this issue so that *most* user-inserted spaces are preserved. If anyone is interested in this issue, contact me or the other two users mentioned.
     
  3. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Can no one help me here? I thought this might be an easy fix.
     

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