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I have just moved my forum from an installation with vbulletin which had vbseo.

It was located in a /forum folder on the site. The IPB is located on the site root, but even if it wasn't, the URL's were not named the same as before.

I have quite a lot of indexed threads on google and lots in my twitter feed, how do I do this so people are redirected to the correct thread on IPB?

I have already redirected it so if people type in the /forum it goes to the root.

The thread URL is different on vbulletin to IPB, is it even possible to do a redirect? I just dont want all those links to go to waste, there are at least 5000 out there, each time a new thread was created, it was automatically posted to twitter and facebook, we had a lot of indexed threads in google too.

Anyone have an idea how to do this? Thanks


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Put this in .htaccess of the IPB forum directory changing domain as needed.

RewriteRule [^/]+/([0-9]+)/[^/]+.html http://www.sitename.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

Then in the old forum directory add this to .htaccess

RewriteRule (.*) http://www.sitename.com/$1 [L,R=301]

You might have to tweak the first one a bit, but, it should work without a problem.

Also make sure you upload the files from the tools folder in the converters download and setup the config.php file with your convert id and path.

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