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XF 1.2 Installation directory?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Royals, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Royals

    Royals Member

    I have a current vB forum that I'm upgrading to XF. Currently I have vB installed at http://mysite.com/forums. I think I want to install XF at http://mysite/community. My question is, will this cause any problems with the redirection scripts? Does the root directory of the XF install have to be the same as the old vB install?
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    There shouldn't be any problem at all but you would need to keep your old directory in place. In your case, you would need to upload the redirect scripts to your /forums directory, and then configure the scripts with the new path to your XenForo installation.
  3. Royals

    Royals Member

    OK thanks.. Still thinking about this. If I decide to install XF at my sites root folder will that still work? vB is installed in "forums" so I'd then have a "forums" directory in my XF root directory with the redirection scripts. I notice that some of the URLs in XF contain "forums" even though that folder doesn't exist in the filesystem. Would I have to mess with the Index Page Route?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can install it where you like, it makes no difference.

    The only thing you need to be aware of is the installation directory will form part of the URLs.
    This site for example is installed in /community.

    The "forums" you mention is a route which is part of the sotware, e.g.: http://xenforo.com/community/forums/installation-upgrade-and-import-support.23/

    That can be changed using the Route Filter function.
  5. Royals

    Royals Member

    Sorry one last point of clarification...
    So if my current vB installation is in a directory called "forums" under my sites root folder (I'm assuming that is where the redirection scripts need to go) then I must change the Route Filter to something other than "forums", is that correct?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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