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XF 1.1 Import & Domain Redirection Question

ENF

Well-known member
#1
Hi All,

I'm working with a client who wants to move a vb3.8.7 site to XF during the month of April.

We have already worked out custom modifications and styles, etc. One thing I have not done yet, that I would like a little assistance on is redirection of old links from sub-domain to root level domain.

Current Setup:
vb3.8.7 w/vbSEO 3.6.0 - Using mostly generic settings, nothing fancy.
Current forums are at a location like: forums.domain.com
Home page is currently vBAdvanced, sitting at www.domain.com

Targeted Move:
XF1.1.2
Redirecting all forum.domain.com pointers to www.domain.com

What I know:
- There are vb3.8 redirection rules available
- There are vBSEO redirection rules available.

What I would like to know:
- Recommended configuration of rewrite/.htaccess rules to point all traffic to the new forum location where XF will run from, with all the imported data from vb3.8.

Looking for any pointers that could save some headaches going into this. The site is about 2m posts with a significant amount of content that has links coming in from all over the place.

Thanks in advance for any assistance on my inquiry.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
1) Enter your vBSEO presets into this page:

http://tools.geekpoint.net/xfseo/

It will give you rewrite rules for your .htaccess file where the vB forum currently is.

2) Install these redirect scripts in your vB directory:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/redirection-scripts-for-vbulletin-3-x.5030/

The 301config file in that package lets you specify the path to the XF directory. You must specify the path since the location of the XF forum is different.

That's it. The redirect scripts will now handle the redirects including the change of domain.
 

ENF

Well-known member
#3
2) Install these redirect scripts in your vB directory:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/redirection-scripts-for-vbulletin-3-x.5030/

The 301config file in that package lets you specify the path to the XF directory. You must specify the path since the location of the XF forum is different.

That's it. The redirect scripts will now handle the redirects including the change of domain.
Ah, ok, that makes sense. I wasn't sure if that would work as I had envisioned. I'll give it a shot and see what happens...

Appreciate the reply Jake. :)