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XF 1.5 vBulletin 5 URL's Redirect

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Melvin Garcia, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Melvin Garcia

    Melvin Garcia Member

    Hi guys,

    I recently upgraded my forum with vbulletin 5 to xenforo, now my question is, how can I configure redirects the old URLs for vbulletin 5?

    This is the .htaccess from the vbulletin 5

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
        RewriteEngine On
        #In some cases where you have other mod_rewrite rules, you may need to comment out the following line
        #and change it to match your folder name. This resets the other mod_rewrite rules for just this directory
        #If your site was www.example.com/forum, the setting would be /forum/
        #RewriteBase /
        # Send css calls directly to the correct file VBV-7807
        RewriteRule ^css.php$ core/css.php [NC,L]
        # Redirect old install path to core.
        RewriteRule ^install/ core/install/ [NC,L]
        # Main Redirect
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|css)$
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?routestring=$1 [L,QSA]
        # Because admincp is an actual directory.
        RewriteRule ^(admincp/)$ index.php?routestring=$1 [L,QSA]
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/atom+xml \
                              text/javascript \
                              application/x-javascript \
                              application/javascript \
                              application/json \
                              application/rss+xml \
                              application/vnd.ms-fontobject \
                              application/x-font-ttf \
                              application/xhtml+xml \
                              application/xml \
                              font/opentype \
                              image/svg+xml \
                              image/x-icon \
                              text/css \
                              text/html \
                              text/plain \
                              text/x-component \
    <IfModule mod_expires.c>
        ExpiresActive On
        ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A1209600
        ExpiresByType text/javascript A1209600
        ExpiresByType application/javascript A1209600
        ExpiresByType text/css A31536000
        ExpiresByType image/x-icon A2592000
        ExpiresByType image/icon A2592000
        ExpiresByType application/x-ico A2592000
        ExpiresByType application/ico A2592000
        ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
        ExpiresByType image/jpeg A1209600
        ExpiresByType image/jpg A1209600
        ExpiresByType image/png A1209600
        ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash A1209600
        ExpiresByType font/ttf A2592000
        ExpiresByType font/otf A2592000
        ExpiresByType font/x-woff A2592000
        ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A2592000
        ExpiresByType font/truetype A2592000
        ExpiresByType font/opentype A2592000
        ExpiresByType application/x-font-woff A2592000
        ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject A2592000
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
        Header set Connection keep-alive
        <filesmatch "\.(ico|flv|gif|swf|eot|woff|otf|ttf|svg)$">
            Header set Cache-Control "max-age=2592000, public"
        <filesmatch "\.(jpg|jpeg|png)$">
            Header set Cache-Control "max-age=1209600, public"
        <filesmatch "\.(eot|woff|otf|ttf|svg)$">
            Header set Cache-Control "max-age=2592000, public"
        # css and js should use private for proxy caching https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/best-practices/caching#LeverageProxyCaching
        <filesmatch "\.(css)$">
            Header set Cache-Control "max-age=31536000, private"
        <filesmatch "\.(js)$">
            Header set Cache-Control "max-age=1209600, private"
    Is it possible to fix the URLs so that they work in XenForo?
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Can you provide some old and new urls please.
  3. Melvin Garcia

    Melvin Garcia Member

    Hi and thanks for the reply @Slavik,

    This is the new and old url's

    New url = mysite.com/temas/licencia-vbulletin.549
    Old url= mysite.com/forum/comunidad/compro-vendo/540-licencia-vbulletin

    New url = mysite.com/miembros/nextgen.1/
    Old url= mysite.com/member/1-nextgen

    New url = mysite.com/comunidad/productos-plugins-hacks.37/
    Old url= mysite.com/forum/recursos/productos-plugins-hacks

    Tell me if you need more details please.
  4. Melvin Garcia

    Melvin Garcia Member

  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As I assume you did a double import, that's going to make redirects difficult as is (unless the first import maintained IDs; it doesn't appear that you maintained IDs within XF).

    Otherwise, you are likely to need to write individual rules for each URL you want to rewrite. Even if IDs are maintained, it seems that some URLs don't have IDs in them, so you need to rewrite them individually.

    You can do individual redirects of specific URLs in Apache via Redirect: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_alias.html#redirect

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