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XF 1.5 Moving Xenforo Folder

Saburov

Active member
#1
In the future I want to use Xenword. So I think I should move xenforo folder already for the SEO. I may be late after.

Is there any guide for moving xenforo folder?

What do you sugguest for the adress of the forum. forum.mysite.com or www.mysite.com/forum ? Which one is better for seo or another stuff?

Thanks.
 

Saburov

Active member
#5
I'm asking about .htaccess file which you mentioned in FAQ.

Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule (.*) /community/ [R=301]
Should this line exist in root .htaccess or forum directory .htaccess?
 

Saburov

Active member
#7
I moved xenforo from root to /forum directory. So I add this lines to the .htaccess

Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule (.*) /forum/ [R=301]
But I couldn't figure out where should I locate this .htaccess file. Root or /forum directory?
 
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Saburov

Active member
#8
I moved xenforo from root to /forum directory and after

I added these lines below the regular .access file of the xenforo and locate the root directory:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule (.*) /forum/ [R=301]
But my google searchs, I can't get any redirection. I'm getting this error:

Not Found
The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server.

( http://www.muhasebecafe.com/threads/teos-6-bolum-soru-ve-cevaplar.11/)


I need to redirect my old posts to forum.muhasebecafe.com and www.muhasebecafe.com/forum/ directory

Like this:

http://www.muhasebecafe.com/forum/threads/teos-6-bolum-soru-ve-cevaplar.11/
http://forum.muhasebecafe.com/threads/teos-6-bolum-soru-ve-cevaplar.11/

I failed to redirect.
 
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Optic

Well-known member
#9
forum.mysite.com or www.mysite.com/forum ? Which one is better for seo or another stuff?
Choose only one, you can't have both because users will get logged out and also Google will see both URLs as separate sites.

I used a variation of this:

Code:
RewriteRule ^(members|threads|posts|attachments|profile-posts|forums)/(.*)$ /forum/$1/$2 [R=301,L]
forum.muhasebecafe.com
Code:
RewriteRule ^(members|threads|posts|attachments|profile-posts|forums)/(.*)$ http://forum.muhasebecafe.com/$1/$2 [R=301,L]
 

Saburov

Active member
#10
I add your line but still doesn't work optic. Now I have this lines in my root folder .htaccess file (not in forum/ directory) but it doesn't work.

Code:
#    Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
#    cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
#    SecFilterEngine Off
#    SecFilterScanPOST Off
#</IfModule>

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 405 default
ErrorDocument 406 default
ErrorDocument 500 default
ErrorDocument 501 default
ErrorDocument 503 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On

    #    If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    #    line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    #    of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    #RewriteBase /xenforo

    #    This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    #RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule ^(members|threads|posts|attachments|profile-posts|forums)/(.*)$ http://forum.muhasebecafe.com/$1/$2 [R=301,L]
 

Saburov

Active member
#12
And I have additional two questions:
1. still forum.muhasebecafe.com and www.muhasebecafe.com/forum works when I enter the adress bar. Should I disable one of them and how? is Google still see both URLs as separate sites?
2. I'm planning to install wordpress to the root folder. What should I do wordpress's .htaccess file? Could it be a conflict?
 

Optic

Well-known member
#13
Try moving:
Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$
RewriteRule ^(members|threads|posts|attachments|profile-posts|forums)/(.*)$ http://forum.muhasebecafe.com/$1/$2 [R=301,L]
To the top of the .htaccess file (not the bottom)