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XF 1.3 Redirection script no longer redirecting threads?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by ibrian, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    Here's a strange one - imported from vb3.8 + vbseo to xf 1.3.4.

    Kier's redirection script worked fine - everything appeared to be redirected.

    Upgraded to 1.3.5 and installed a couple of addons.

    But now the old vb3 thread URLs are no longer redirecting.

    Re-installed the redirect files on the old server, double-checked .htaccess rules and domain 301 direct - all seems to be there.

    Is there any obvious reason why this might be the case? Have been slightly tearing my hair out trying to fix this. :)

    EDIT:It may be that the table with the IDs has emptied, but I'm not sure which that might be? I have a table called archived_import_log, but if the IDs were stored elsewhere, I might be able to recover them from my test import.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is nothing in the upgrade process that would prevent the redirects from working (or, if done as expected, do anything to change the redirects at all).

    Example URLs would help.
  3. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    I didn't think the upgrade would change anything, but I'm just wondering something may have happened to the table with the IDs for redirects?

    In the meantime, here's the old site:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dsoWmRipAfwJ:www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/ &cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

    Example URL:

    should redirect to:

    And internal links should redirect to the new install:

    On the old .co.uk site, I have:

    - public_html folder with vbulletin installed in /forum/,
    - Kier's scripts uploaded to that
    - htaccess with a rewrite redirect to the new .com site

    On the new site, I have htaccess with the rewrite rules from Kier's tool.

    I could have sworn everything was working fine earlier this week (I made the changeover on Saturday). I have no idea what could have changed. I even rebooted my server in case something had failed with Apache.
  4. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    Should I just open a support ticket, in case anyone needs to double check I've set everything up right?
  5. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    It's okay, managed to get this working again by re-uploading everything. I suspect I'd forgotten to comment out // for the archived log table when I tried to fix things earlier. Also made sure vbseo was installed in the old forum folder.

    All redirects appear to be working again. :)
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
    AndyB likes this.

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