I'm currently working to switch my forum over from vB 3.8x to xenForo. I have a question regarding redirection scripts:
Currently the vB forum resides at www.mydomain.com/forum and the xenForo install at www.mydomain.com/testforum. I also have forum.mydomain.com pointing to www.mydomain.com/forum.
Once is everything is ready to go live I was thinking of renaming testforum to forum and changing the original forum to oldforum. However I realize if I do this then any traffic going to e.g. www.mydomain.com/forum/showthread.php?1234 or forum.mydomain.com/showthread.php?1234 won't work.
My other option would be to rename testforum to e.g. forums and then I could get the redirect scripts to work by putting them in the original forum directory. However, when I switch forum.mydomain.com then to point to www.mydomain.com/forums any original links that start with forum.mydomain.com/showthread.php?1234 won't work (as they'll get resolved to www.mydomain.com/forums).
I wanted to ask you guys what you thought would be the best course of action for me to take given this situation so that traffic would properly redirect to the new xenForo board. Thanks in advance for your help.