XF 1.1 Redirect vb4 Links


Hi @all,

this morning i bought Xenforo. Installation and vb4 Import was easy :)

At the moment I´m struggling with the URL redirects. I use this one here:

Some Details ...
vB was installed in /vBulletin/...
xf is installed in /forum/....

The 301config.php has the correct Import_Log_Table set.

The files for the redirect are placed in /forum/...

If I add place this in the .htaccess nothing happend (got 404):
RewriteRule ^/vBulletin/showthread.php /forum/showthread.php
RewriteRule ^/vBulletin/forumdisplay.php /forum/forumdisplay.php

No matter is I place this in the root .htassecc of my server or in the /form/.htaccess .
It won´t work.

So did i miss something ? :(


Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Please provide a specific example of an old vB thread URL and it's new URL in XenForo. I need an example to be sure about what to do for your redirects.


I got it (y)

RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^vBulletin/showthread.php(.*)$ /forum/showthread.php$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^vBulletin/forumdisplay.php(.*)$ /forum/forumdisplay.php$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^$ /forum/ [R=301]

That works for me as root .htaccess .