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vBulletin 3.8 Zoints SEO Rewrite Rules Nginx

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Ptr, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Ptr

    Ptr New Member

    I couldn't locate any example of how to redirect friendly URLs managed by the Zoints SEO plugin for vBulletin so came up with my own configuration. I use Nginx so my location block looks like this:

        #rewrite thread requests
        rewrite t([0-9]+)\.html.* /threads/$1 permanent;
        #rewrite forum requests
        rewrite f([0-9]+)\.html.* /forums/$1 permanent;
        # First attempt to serve request as file, then
        # as directory, then pass to index.php
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$uri&$args;
    Caveats are:
    • You might have had Zoints configured differently so my pattern may not work
    • Assumes a basic site set-up where forum is in root directory, no false positives, friendly URLs enabled etc.
    • 2 redirects are being issued so there is a HTTP overhead for user and your server (unavoidable).
    • 2 Regex rules are been run for every request to the server, something to be conscious of

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