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vb4 > xenforo


New member
After 3 nights. I Complete the migration,

How redirect vbseo urls to new xenforo url's without losing traffic? (i want to run xenforo in same old directory)
Xenforo Seo is good like vBSEO?
Its possible to remove or replace special non-characters english from xenseo urls?


Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member

XenForo has good SEO built into its core. There's so many little things it does to benefit SEO but it all adds up to a very SEO friendly product.

One of the few things you'll need to do is enable full friendly URLs. There's an example htaccess.txt file included which does all of the work, you just need to enable full friendly URLs in the Admin CP and rename that file to .htaccess.

This add-on my help you with redirecting URLs: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbulletin-4-x-url-redirection.120/

I'm not sure what is meant by removing or replacing special non-characters english from Xen SEO URLs. Can you give an example of this?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
1) Visit this URL and select your presets (from vBSEO):


You need to copy the rewrite rules it gives you into your .htaccess file. The old vBSEO .htaccess file is no longer needed.

2) Upload Kier's redirect scripts into your forum directory:


Its possible to remove or replace special non-characters english from xenseo urls?
I'm not sure what you mean, but you might want this:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Search Engine Optimisation -> Include Content Title in URLs