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#1 bigPaws

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

We run a large and established (this is our 10th year) vBulletin 3.8.x forum. We have around 380k threads and 6.2m posts. If we migrated to IPB, would the old threads redirect to their new URLs on IPB? Surely this is a big consideration for companies like ours, where we have years of Google indexed pages and don't want to lose the traffic. Thanks in advance for any pointers.

#2 Charles

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Yes right in the free converter pack you download we have redirect scripts :)
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#3 bigPaws

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

Great, and it will handle the sub pages (1,2,3... etc) on each thread? I assume it does a 301 redirect via some kind of .htaccess file? If you can clarify that'd be great :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

There are redirect php scripts you leave in place that will redirect the user to the new location using 301 headers. Yes, individual pages are supported.

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#5 Destuctionofparty

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Hello I have xenforo 1.1.2 can I use the converter pack with invision powers. It only says xenforo 1.1 on the manuel.

#6 ZackL

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

Since "1.1.2" would be a minor update, the xenforo 1.1 redirects will/should work.

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