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Route Filters

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by CreationNation, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. CreationNation

    CreationNation Active Member

    Heya @Brogan @Mike - I'm about to start the export and move my (very large) forum. I have a last minute change I want to do with these route filters.

    I have my site in the /forums subdirectory, so I am dealing with the forum/forums "issue". I have a lot of subforums (you can see at ultimate metal dot com / forum). Will I take a performance hit if I add a route filter to change all the individual child forums/nodes, example:

    Find: forums/progpower-usa.120/
    Replace: festival/progpower-usa/ (it's ok to remove the # in this instance , yes?)

    Find: forums/anthrax.118/
    Replace: bands/anthrax/

    etc. etc.

    I essentially want to categorize my child nodes as they're visually catgorized on the site (bands, festivals, zine, etc.).


    I do see on the help page you have this example, but I am not sure if it is literal?

    With route filters, you can make your URLs have a hierarchy as well:
    • Find: pages/parent/, replace: parent/
    • Find: pages/child/, replace: parent/child/
    • Find: pages/grandchild/, replace: parent/child/grandchild/
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why not just add a URL portion for each forum, which will remove the period and ID?
  3. CreationNation

    CreationNation Active Member

    @Brogan I added that after the fact, that was a secondary question mixed in (sorry). I just looked up the URL portion you brought up, "duh!" is my response on that part :)

    My main concern was the:


    to any one of:


    Other than adding those in manually (and possibly taking a performance hit?) I don't know of any shortcuts using the name/digit/string options to achieve that. If it drags the forum speed down I'd want to think of an alternate solution.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2015

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