XF 1.1 phpBB to xenForo Google Analytics


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I have a 1 year old phpBB forum, with a lot of URL indexed in Analytics. My question is, what happen to the links if I convert to xF? Did I need to delete all link and tell google to start indexed from start again?

Will google give my forum some kind of penalty? What happened to the old phpBB link?

Thank you.

ps: Sorry for my bad english.


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You convert the URLs used by phpBB into the new URLs used by XenForo with your .htaccess. So when people clicking the old links will be taken to your new links.

We suffered no penalty when we migrated, and google will eventually pick up all the new URLs as you will be adding a 301 redirect flag on it. These were my converted links

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)t=([0-9]+)(&|$) [NC]
RewriteRule ^viewtopic\.php$ /forum/threads/%2? [L,R=301,NC]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} f=(\d+)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(viewforum\.php|viewtopic\.php)$ /forum/forums/%1? [L,R=301,NC]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)p=([0-9]+)(&|$) [NC]
RewriteRule ^viewtopic\.php$ /forum/posts/%2? [L,R=301,NC]