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XF 1.3 I need to redo my redirects, could someone help?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by petertdavis, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I converted my coin forum last year, but seem to have not got all my redirects done right. I'm revisiting it now and hope to get it right this time. The problem I've found is that in December of 2008, I switched domains from cointalk.org to cointalk.com. After I switched, I installed vbSEO, but that's another story. The cointalk.org urls were all the standard vbulletin of the day urls, such as:

    which should redirect to

    which should redirect to


    How should I write the .htaccess file? Right now, all I have is this:
    Redirect 301 / http://www.cointalk.com/
    which of course doesn't do the job.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It looks like you're already redirecting the .org to the .com correctly. So then you just need to install the necessary showthread.php redirects (using the resource) on the new domain and the links should work as expected.
  3. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I need to redirect the old cointalk.org urls directly to the new cointalk.com xenforo urls because after I switched to cointalk.com I was using vbSEO and already have a redirect for those on cointalk.com. I'm sure I saw @Jake Bunce post something just like this before, but couldn't find the thread when I was searching for it.
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For a direct redirect, add these rules to the top of the .htaccess file in the web root for cointalk.org:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|\?)t=([0-9]+)($|&)
    RewriteRule ^showthread\.php$ https://www.cointalk.com/threads/%2/? [R=301,L]
    petertdavis likes this.
  5. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jake!

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