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vbSEO & vbulletin mod questions

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by JamesAus, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    I'm considering migrating my vbulletin 4.2.1/vbseo forum to XenForo but have a few questions I hope I could get answers to:

    1) Is there documented instructions on vbseo re-writes that can be done to minimise any loss of Google traffic, SEO, etc? I've searched the forum and checked out the Manual and Brogan's FAQ and found no mention of it. Has anyone here done a vbulletin 4.x with vbseo migration and have any feedback on how it went?

    2) On the subject of vbseo, any way to map likes from it to xenforo?

    2) Is there any kind of mapping of vbulletin mods to xenforo mods? I'm running the following vbulletin mods and was hoping to get something similar:

    ibProArcade for vBulletin
    Multiple Login Detector
    Signatures once per thread page
    vBSEO
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Redirection scripts are available here: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/redirection-scripts.2/

    The official importer does not import likes but one of the third party importers may.
    Edit: There is this add-on: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbseo-likes-importer.2021/

    All of the resources are located here: Resources
    I don't believe there is an arcade add-on, there may be one for multiple login and single signature per page.
    There is no requirement for a vBSEO similar add-on so one doesn't exist.
     
  3. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    Thanks Brogan, so just to 100% confirm, there's no possibility of converting vbSEO URLs to XenForo as there's nothing in that Resources section?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not familiar with vB at all, but redirection is always possible, even if it has to be a custom solution.
     
  5. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    What's the process to go about getting a custom solution?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    Thanks Brogan.
     
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    vbseo links can be re-written as long as they have some form of unique id in the url.
     
  9. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    Thanks Slavik, threads and posts have a unique id in the url but forums and members don't.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In that case, it won't be possible to rewrite forums and members as an ID is required to map old to new.
     
  11. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    Would it not be possible to hard-code the URLs as I only have approximately 30 forum categories?
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Oh yes, that would be fine.
    You would just have to create 30 lines in the .htaccess file.

    For members though, it's obviously not practical.
     
  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yup you can do that.
     
  14. JamesAus

    JamesAus Member

    Thanks, not that interested in re-directing members links anyway, so looks like I can cover off what I need.

    Cheers :)
     

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