My forums were migrated this weekend but I have a couple of issues that could turn out to be catastrophic for me:
1. The VB with VBSEO to Xenforo link redirects end in http but not httpS.
If I force httpS in .htaccess I end up with 5 permanent redirects. Needless to say that's a potential issue with search engines.
a. My original links are like this:
b. Then the first 301 does this:
c. The second 301 does this:
d. The third 301 finally gets the Xenforo URL:
But this last one goes to HTTP and I'd like it to go to HTTPS directly (or go the SSL directly from the first redirect is even better)
My question is: how can I minimize the number of 301 redirects while at the same time landing on my SSL URLs?