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XF 1.2 Htaccess redirect from old forum url to XF

#1
Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can help.

I'm a little concerned that some of my less tech savvy users of my site will have bookmarked the old direct url to my old VB install so i'm wondering how i can address that with a redirect.

I have all the old vBSEO urls rewrote with help from here but I'm now concerned about the direct link to the forum so for example:

vb direct url was /forum/forum.php

my new xF install is in /community/

how would i redirect that? thanks so much as i think this will be the last thing i will need before going live with my XF install :)
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Put this in the .htaccess file in the /forum directory:

Code:
RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^forum\.php$ /community/ [R=301,L]
 
#3
Hi, I have the newest XF installed and the new forum is great! There's just one problem...if I do a search of my old phpbb3 forum on google, the old forum index still comes up, whereas I would rather those links just redirect straight to my new forum.

The XF is in a community folder much like the person describes above, and I haven't removed my old forum from my server yet, I simply turned it off for now.

Do I need to remove that application entirely from my server, or do I redirect?

I am a new to all this so go easy on me. I did put the code described by Jake above into the .htaccess file but the old forum still comes up in the google search , and clicking on that link still takes you directly to the old index that's been turned off.

Solution? Thanks in advance!
 
#5
Thanks Jake, sorry for my delay in getting back, here they are...

this is the url that comes up in the search: ... /forum/viewtopic.php?t=1&p=1

the old index was at: .../forum/

new one: ... /community/
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
Amendment to previous rules:

Code:
RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^forum\.php$ /community/ [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^$ /community/ [R=301,L]