Search enginge links

7 posts in this topic

Posted

I recently converted my site from phpBB to IPB and have just realised some search engine links arent working. Links such as this go to the homepage instead of the correct topic.

http://www.gadgetbit...com/?f=21&t=634

This is my config.php file from the converter package


The previous forum was in root/forum but the new one is in root. Is this the cause of the problem and if so how can I get round it?

<?php


	// THE URL TO YOUR IPB FORUMS (no trailing slash or index.php)

	define('IPB_URL', 'http://www.gadgetbit.com');


	// THE PATH TO YOUR IPB FORUMS (no trailing slash)

	define('IPB_PATH', '/public_html');


	// THE CONVERSION ID

	// This would have been asked for when setting up the converters

	define('CONV_ID', 'phpbb');


?>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Double check the forum path, /public_html is a relative path compared to your user directory. PHP needs to know the complete path, which is usually /home/username/public_html - where username is the user you log into cPanel as.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I took that from the uploads directory setting as I've read elsewhere, will double check it though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I have changed the file which now looks like this but still doesn't appear to be working correctly.



This is a link to a topic on my old site
http://www.gadgetbit...c.php?f=6&t=803

This is the topic it should end up at but still directs to the home page.
http://www.gadgetbit...-url-shortener/

<?php


	// THE URL TO YOUR IPB FORUMS (no trailing slash or index.php)

	define('IPB_URL', 'http://www.gadgetbit.com');


	// THE PATH TO YOUR IPB FORUMS (no trailing slash)

	define('IPB_PATH', '/home/MYSITE/public_html');


	// THE CONVERSION ID

	// This would have been asked for when setting up the converters

	define('CONV_ID', 'phpbb');


?>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am having the same problem.

IPB returns an ERROR 404.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am also getting 404 - I'v e got a current ticket open.
Was this resolved?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Interesting topic - if you are migrating from another brand of forum software what happens to all the google love that particualr posts have ranked up; do you have to use 404's to redirect?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Who's Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.