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Redirect issue

#1
Hi

I'm planing to move from vb 4.2 to xenforo, I did setup a test forum, everything went smoothly, except at the redirection step, I'm using vbseo with vbulletin, threads are redirected without problem, but forums are not redirected.

Forums have this url format : http://www.site.com/forum/forum-name/

I get an 404 not found error when I try to access to a forum category

Any help to get this fixed?

thanks.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Old forum URLs like that can't be redirected because there is no id in the URL. But forum URLs are not important for SEO. Threads are the most important thing.

I get an 404 not found error when I try to access to a forum category
A 404 can be a problem with friendly URLs. Possible causes of friendly URLs not working (usually manifests as "404 not found" error on forum pages):

1) The .htaccess file is not in place in your forum directory.

2) Sometimes you need to specify RewriteBase in your .htaccess file (specify the name of your forum directory):

RewriteBase /xenforo

3) Your server doesn't have mod_rewrite installed. Consult with your host about this.

4) Your server doesn't have AllowOverride enabled:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#allowoverride

Consult with your host about this.