Importing from phpbb into a new domain


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Let's say I run a phpbb forum on url.

I would like to install xenforo on url and import there all data from

The question is: if it is possible, what about old internal links on messages?
Example: message text is "I do recommend you to visit".

When this message is imported into xenforo, how can I update this kind of internal links to point to ?


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You can use redirection scripts to automatically redirect existing phpBB links to the new XenForo equivalents.


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If everything after the domain is the same then this can be done with a simple rewrite in nginx for example

return 301 http://yournewsite.tld/$1;
Otherwise, I'd imagine some sort of script or SQL query as replacement can do this too.