phpbb seo

stanleyb23

Member
Hello Xenforo specialists!

I am going for the change and move to xenforo with my forum. At the moment im running an old phpbb forum. I have updated my test version to the latest phpbb version and i think im ready to go for xenforo and import everything.

Do i need to install the same seomod on phpbb 3 before I install xenforo. Or can I move on and do the seo rules later?

I know im gonna need some help to get the same urls as in my phpbb (2.0.X) forum.

Thanks!
 

stanleyb23

Member
Thats ok for me as well. I dont want to loose traffic and its for 150.000 pages. I would think for seo i would be better off to just keep the urls the way they are. (for example to keep correct incoming links from other websites). At the moment they are like this:
/Forum/topic-title-t51199.html
 

dknife

Well-known member
Thannks for your anser dknife! When i go for 301 redirect, is that possible for 150.000 pages. Is there a script to do this? Do you use the topic id's?
The amount of pages isn't really relevant if you keep the same ids when importing. Then it's just a matter of a regex redirect from old to new using htaccess or nginx script. This can be done for most regular forum content types like threads, posts and member profiles for example.
 

JackieChun

Well-known member
You do lose some link juice by going 301 instead of keeping the exact same URL, but there are so many benefits that this is a no-brainer. Life gets much better after leaving phpBB. :D
 
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