June 17, 2022 in Technical Problems
I was wondering if it is safe to remove the Converter app from applications? I did a conversion from Xenforo to IPS back in February. Is there any reason to have it installed anymore? Also while I am on subject, if I remove Converter from login and registrations, any member that has not signed back in using the converter would receive a message that they would have to reset their password correct? I am just trying to get rid of needless things on the board.
The converter has redirect code in place to redirect all your Xenforo links to Invision Community ones. If you disable or uninstall the application those links will return a 404 error instead of redirecting.
But if my site isn't getting picked up by Google anyways, wouldn't Google just crawl the correct links again in time?
Nah, I wasn't even thinking about Google (but it does help that you keep the 301 redirects active). I'm talking about the old links already posted. For example let's say someone posted a link to another topic in a post while on Xenforo (so it's using a Xenforo url format):
He's correct. You really shouldn't remove the Converter app.
Ok thanks guys!
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