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XF 1.1 vbseo links to xenforo

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by il_doc, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. il_doc

    il_doc New Member

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I assume the source and target ids are the same?

    For this example:


    Add this after RewriteEngine On in the .htaccess file in the web root:

    RewriteRule ^[^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html$ /threads/$1/? [R=301,L]
    For this example:


    Add this after RewriteEngine On in the .htaccess file in the web root:

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|\?)t=([0-9]+)($|&)
    RewriteRule ^showthread\.php$ /threads/%2/? [R=301,L]
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  3. il_doc

    il_doc New Member

    thanks a lot!!
  4. Lê Tí

    Lê Tí Member

  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Assuming the ids are the same, and assuming XenForo is installed where vB once was (in the web root)...

    Place these rules in the .htaccess file in your web root, at the top of the existing .htaccess file in the case of XenForo's own .htaccess:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^threads/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html$ /threads/$1/? [R=301,L]
    RewriteRule ^forums/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html$ /forums/$1/? [R=301,L]
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  6. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    Could you please help me with this one:

    http://www.domain.com/forum/subforumname_without_an_id/thread_title-id.html (vb3.8 with vbseo and custom rules)
    http://www.domain.com/forum/threads/thread_title.id/ (xf 1.2.2)

    Is there a way from:

    EDIT: got this one:

    RewriteRule ^forumname$ /forum/forums/forumname.115/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteRule ^forumname/$ /forum/forums/forumname.115/ [R=301,L]

    Needed both, because of the trailing slash. So quite some work...

    Thanks alot!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2016
  7. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    RewriteRule ^[^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html$ /threads/$1/? [R=301,L]
    What do i have to modify here when the id is before the .html?

    For example:


    and not


  8. ehd

    ehd Active Member

    I don't know how, but I got it done:

    RewriteRule [^/]+/.+-([\d]+).html$ /forum/threads/$1/ [R=301,L]

    May it help somebody one day :D
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  9. dojo

    dojo Active Member

    Sorry to bring back this thread, I could use some help myself with some .htaccess rules :)

    I am doing a test migration (so far) from VB4 to XF. The migration itself worked OK, even if we're talking a big forum, but I need to make sure the URLs work properly.
    We're using VBSEO in the old forum (setting 1, if I'm not mistaken).

    Here is what my URLs should look like:
    CATEGORY: ../forum/bank-america-home-loans/
    THREAD: ../forum/bank-america-home-loans/88397-run-around-hamp-boa-bayview.html

    The VB install is in the /forum/ directory.

    Now my Xenforo install is in the /xf/ directory and my current URLs look like this:
    CATEGORY: ../xf/forums/bank-of-america-home-loans.90/ (I need to lose the red text)
    THREAD: ../xf/threads/run-around-on-hamp-from-boa-bayview.88397/ (in this case I need to lose the /threads/ bit, have the category display in the link, the ID moved before the 'wording' and also end in an .html

    How should I edit my .htaccess?

    Currently it looks like this:

    #Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
    #cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
    #<IfModule mod_security.c>
    #SecFilterEngine Off
    #SecFilterScanPOST Off
    ErrorDocument 401 default
    ErrorDocument 403 default
    ErrorDocument 404 default
    ErrorDocument 500 default
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
       RewriteEngine On
       #   If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
       #   line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
       #   of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
       #RewriteBase /xenforo
       #   This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
       #RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
       RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
       RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
       RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
       RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
       RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
       RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
       RewriteRule ^[^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^\.]+\.html$ /threads/$1/? [R=301,L]
    Thank you for your support ;)
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Just to clarify, .htaccess modifications are for redirecting old URLs. Adjusting XF URLs is a whole different beast. Aside from what you can do with route filters, you would need code modifications to change the URLs further.

    Any redirects you want to add should go above the "RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]" line.
  11. dojo

    dojo Active Member

    Aha, so I need to place these in the old forums and they'd redirect to the new one? That would work OK for me, too.
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

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