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Is the URL structure customisable?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Enigma, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Code:
    /threads/is-the-url-structure-customisable.51
    Can this URL structure be easily changed in the Admin CP?
     
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Just like I said in another thread, the URL structure should support other forum structures or at least work something out to redirect from the old URL to the new migrated URLs. That will ease the migration process and admins will feel a lot more comfortable without fear of loosing SEO and traffic and money.
     
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have not experienced it first hand, but I was informed unofficially that it has (at the moment) a few options, and a prefix. The prefix being the ".51". I hope to get some more info about the back-end so I can perhaps make a demo video to demonstrate it live to users.
     
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I can't wait to get my hands on the code and look for myself. I guess I'll have to wait awhile though...
     
  5. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    Since it would only make sense that it would be, therefore it must be.
     
  6. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    You have great words of wisdom.
     
  7. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    Might want to consider a conversion script of some sort with compatibility with vB w/ vBSEO install - it should be a smooth conversion right? Something to consider - but wow - I'm impressed.

    There's a post on TAZ ==> Where have the VB 4 haters decided to make a switch to? --- My guess is that when people get wind of XenForo... Quite an interesting potential for XenForo stock holders right LOL

    Jacquii.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The URL structure is not customizable at this time. Getting things like forum titles in there is tricky, at least to ensure the data is always available to the link builder. Not to mention the obvious possibility of conflicts, given that all the URLs are in the <prefix>/<action> or <prefix>/<content>/<action>.

    It's a little hard to explain, but it would be possible to build a URL scheme on top of what's there, though that hasn't been tried yet.

    I do have a 301 redirector for vB3's showthread/forumdisplay/member.php links, as I needed that to convert my board, but that's sort of a different issue. Having "support" for imported content URLs is a nightmare, particularly if they conflict with our URLs.
     
  9. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    301 redirector would be sufficient enough I suppose. All new urls would be reindexed anyway right.
    Perhaps there might be incentive for a new xenSEO application :)
     
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    vBSEO posted on their site they're sticking to vBulletin basically. Not pursuing other BBS players on the market.
     
  11. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

  12. Jenny

    Jenny New Member

    Good, this allows someone else to make some monies :D
     
  13. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    Interesting post by Juan hmmm - certainly wish I could code a possible xenSEO script. Money money money!
     
  14. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    You're always going to need some sort of prefix or suffix (in this case a suffix) to distinguish between threads with duplicate titles.

    It's a bummer that the URL structure can't be customized, although it sounds like it might be possible. :)
     
  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I should clarify that while the URL scheme is not customizable at present, that is not to say that it never will be.

    All our URLs are built dynamically (links to this thread would look like <a href="{xen:link threads, $thread}">) so there's nothing to stop us extending our link builder and router systems to support various different schemes in the future.
     
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  16. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    That would certainly be an awesome and welcome addition to the featureset. Any forum software in 2010 should have the option of customizing urls for SEO right out-of-box.
     

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