XF 2.1 Is is possible to move one post to annother thread?

DigNap15

Active member
Hello
Is it possible to move one post from one thread to another?
I've had a look around and I can't find a way to do this
Thanks
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
Yes.
  1. Move the post into the same forum as the thread you want to merge it into - it will become it's own 1 post thread.
  2. In the forum view, check the inline moderation boxes for both the target thread and the post you just moved there.
  3. At the bottom, click on the Choose Action box and select merge.
  4. Click on Go.
  5. You will be asked which title you want for the merged thread: pick the one for the target thread.
  6. Then you probably want to select no redirection.
  7. Finally click the Merge button at the bottom.

That's it. You're done.
 

Sunka

Well-known member
Hello
Is it possible to move one post from one thread to another?
I've had a look around and I can't find a way to do this
Thanks
Select that post, then on the bottom choose move, select existing thread option, copy/paste url of existing thread and click Move
 

Jeremy P

Well-known member
@djbaxter That's a little convoluted, you can just select the post and use the 'Move posts' tool, pasting in the URL of the other thread:

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DigNap15

Active member
What version of Xenforo are you guys using? I'm on 2.1
I can't find any of that,
DJ Baxter 1 "Move the post" - I cannot find any option or way to move a post.
JermeyP I cannot find this "Inline Moderation" dialogue box
 

DigNap15

Active member
@DigNap15 when you click the box (beside the "report", "edit", and "delete" button) the moderation box pops up at the bottom of the screen.
OK - wow I found it.
It was sort of hiddden down at the very bottom.
I have owned my forum since February and I never knew this existed.
its not very intutiive is it!
Thanks
 

Anatoliy

Active member
That's correct. He is merging a one post thread into a multipost thread.
I have a lot of short threads on the same topic that I'd like to merge. Is there a good way to create a 301 redirects for those threads that will disappear after merging? I don't want to lose traffic.
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
You don't normally need to do that. It's one of the nice things about how Xenforo structures their URLs.
 

Anatoliy

Active member
You don't normally need to do that. It's one of the nice things about how Xenforo structures their URLs.
I probably didn't describe it clear. Sorry.
Say I have 2 threads - domain.com/threads/thread-one.xxx/ and domain.com/threads/thread-two.yyy/
If I moved second to first, google's spider will find out that second gives 404 and it will gone from search results, and I'll lose those visitors, who landed on second page from google search. 301 redirect (in htaccess?) would help, but if I'll do it say to 100 threads, 100 lines in htaccess probably is a bad idea as it would probably slow down load speed of all my pageas (not just those 100).
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
If I moved second to first, google's spider will find out that second gives 404
I think you mean merge, not move????

When you merge two threads, you get offered the option to leave a redirect. You need to tick this in order for the URL of the thread was was merged to remain valid.

The original thread title then remains in the threadlist of that forum, but it redirects of course. If you don't want that, you'd need to do a 301.

Without that actual redirect in the threadlist (or a 301) any existing external links to that thread, or users' bookmarks will become broken.
 
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Mr Lucky

Well-known member
One issue is that it seems individual post URLs do not get redirected if you move a post from one thread into another. I am surprised because I thought they did
 
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