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    I need a front page for my site so I would like to move vbulletin to www.mywebsite.com/forum. Right now vBulletin is located at the root (www.mywebsite.com) and since I have set it up just the way I like it I would prefer not to do it all over.

    I was thinking I'd try out http://tandemserver.org/Default.aspx as CMS and link to www.mywebsite.com/forum is there anything else I should consider when linking the two systems?

    How do I move vBulletin?

    I'm fairly new at this so any help would be much appreciated

  • #2
    Great question.

    I'm thinking of adding a mainsite down the road as well, this information would really help me too.

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    • #3
      Sidenote: If you're using Hostgator as your host, I believe they will do it for you.

      I just moved my forum from one URL to another, and they did it for me.

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      • #4
        You can simply move all of the vBulletin files and directories from the root into a new directory named "forum" or "forums" (or whatever you prefer).

        Then you need to change this setting to reflect this change:
        AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> Site Name / URL / Contact Details -> Forum URL



        Additionally, you may wish to create a 301 redirect via .htaccess to redirect all previous links to their new location.

        These links may help:
        http://www.isitebuild.com/301-redirect.htm
        http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php
        http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articl...1-redirect.htm
        Regards,
        Nick

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        • #5
          Thank you.

          I'm thinking a clean install might be a better option is it possible to save my forums and post so that I can easily upload them with the new install?

          Can I just delete everything with my ftp client?

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          • #6
            You don't need to do a fresh install if you are wanting to keep your posts and threads.

            Simply move the files and change the option.
            Regards,
            Nick

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