I am currently running Vbulletin 3.8 with VBSEO URLs and using Nginx server. If I convert from Vbulletin to Xenforo, how will I go about adding the rewrite rules so that old URLs get 301 redirect to new URLs. It is important to rewrite properly so that I don't lose all the backlinks and traffic to 404 pages.
Example URL : - cafe/158860-presidential-election-2.html (Domain.com/ForumName/ThreadID-ThreadTitle.html)
My forum has about 3.2 million posts. How difficult would it be to import from VB to WBB for a large forum? Database is 2.6 GB actually.
I am in love with WBB(burning board) and Xenforo both, but I can purchase only one. I have a few questions please:
How SEO friendly is Xenforo compared to WBB?
What about Sitemap feature? Does WBB create a sitemap that we can submit in google webmasters, so any new posts or threads get added to sitemap etc ? Google really needs a sitemap for better indexing.
This was another reason of needing to move out of Vbulletin. Vbulletin as I've seen and heard is very server resource intensive. A lighter software will save Hosting Costs.
How is your software in terms of CPU Loads, Ram use in comparison to Vbulletin and Burning Board? Which one is more light and is likely to save money in hosting costs?
What is the future outlook for Xenforo? Any big plans going forward for long term? I am hearing about Xenforo 2.0 and also heard that an active license will get free upgrade to Xenforo 2.0 or was that wrong info?