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  • Use vB4 URL format in vB5

    Is it possible to use the same vB4 URL format in vB5? I want to set up a new site in vB4 and make the future upgrade to vB5 as easy as possible, especially for search engine ranking and indexing. Changing the URL format never seems like a good idea.

    Examples:


    forum url

    vb4: /forums/1-forum-name
    vb5: /forum/category-name/forum-name

    thread url

    vb4: /threads/1-thread-title
    vb5: /forum/category-name/forum-name/1-thread-title

    Is this just a simple htaccess mod rewrite change?
    SaabWorld

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    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...B5-format-URLs
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    • #3
      I figured it is perhaps more of a vB5 question. And there seem to be more developers hanging out in this forum these days.

      I imagine it is an import issue for anyone upgrading from vB4 to 5, no?
      SaabWorld

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      • #4
        You cannot use the same URL format. However vBulletin 5 will map your old URLs to their new locations.
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        Wayne Luke
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        • #5
          Does that keep those SE spiders happy as well?
          SaabWorld

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          • #6
            They'll be redirected with a 301 telling them to update their databases. There will be a SERP hit however over time, it should recover. Links into your site would need to be updated over time as well.
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            Wayne Luke
            The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
            vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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            • #7
              So why this change in url format? Seems a bit .... useless to me.
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