XF 1.2 vb4/vbseo import help

hamish

Member
Hi all, have recently moved to XF, its brilliant, what a breath of fresh air coming from vb4!!

Anyway, I was running vbseo (a mistake it turns out imo)

My urls were like this:

http://www.realphotographersforum.com/general-discussion/4075-x-pro1-better-than-d800.html

so url/node(as you guys call it)/thread id - title.html

If that makes sense?

to be honest, I wasn't that bothered about losing all the indexing in google, as I knew it would reindex in time. What this blinded me to was the fact that my internal linking would fall over ...

So, I have decided well after upgrading that I would now like to set up redirects on my old thread urls ... Is this possible?

I have searched a bit on the forums, but its a little like tumbling down a rabbit hole when you don't know what you are looking at ... and regex is a mystery at best to me!

Thanks
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
Hi all, have recently moved to XF, its brilliant, what a breath of fresh air coming from vb4!!

Anyway, I was running vbseo (a mistake it turns out imo)

Thanks
Welcome aboard!
These might help you out. If not, @Jake Bunce is one of the re-write gurus around.
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/help-needed-with-rewrites-from-vbseo.54812/#post-585078
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/vbseo-links-to-xenforo.53401/#post-572671
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/complex-redirect-from-vb4-2-with-vbseo-help-needed-please.52211/#post-559220
 

hamish

Member
Not only did that first link provide me with the solution, you have also inadvertently introduced me to user tagging! So thanks on both counts!

And thank you to @Jake Bunce, it seems that you sir are a genius!

I have one more query on the subject ... I used that damned cms on vb
With this line...

Code:
RewriteRule ^[^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html /forum/index.php?threads/$1/ [R=301,L]
...old links to cms pages go to incorrect threads - i assume because of the difference in ID's

an example http://www.realphotographersforum.com/content/945-richard-franiec-grip-rx100.html (an article about a grip for a camera)
goes to http://www.realphotographersforum.com/forum/threads/new-idea.945/ (a thread suggesting a feature)

is there any way to solve this?
 
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