XF 1.3 vb4 to xf redirection problems


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Ok, so I'm going to try to get back to "stock xenforo" when it comes to redirection and see if I can't get this working properly.

I took out the redirection script pages that were downloaded (showthread.php, etc), and I got the .htaccess file back to as close to stock as possible with the exception of redirecting non-www to www.

Here is an example of an inbound page: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php/157543-Lockers

Now that I have taken all redirection down it just come up with a "the requested page could not be found" message. Previously it was giving me a 404. I guess I'll start over again with the redirection scripts, but they didn't work before not sure what I need to do. I've got a significant number of pages that need to be redirected.


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Which redirect scripts are you using? With those URLs, you need to use the add-on that handles the vB4 link style (the vB3 ones don't cover this).

If you're having issues with the vB4 redirect scripts, it might be best to post in their associated discussion thread.


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Thanks @Mike ... I was using the http://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbulletin-4-x-url-redirection.120/ tools for Advanced Friendly URLs. I replied in there too, can't figure it out. I've got 500k threads that need to be redirected!!!!!

Question ... I did look at the db table 'archived_import_log' and while I don't understand the schema, it's not uniform. Any chance this was corrupted?

For example, I see things like this inside archived_import_log.

old_id // new_id
3534 // 3534
3536 // 3536
35 // 76656869636c6573
31 // 31
32 // 32


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WOW, that was easy! Thanks, looks like at least the threads are redirecting properly now. I'll look around a bit and check out in inbounds.

Thanks @Mike.