Redirect old links After the conversion

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Redirect old links After the conversion

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Good night ...
I switched the site from vb3 to phpbb3
How to convert the old links to the site to the new ones:
https://www.games-gate.com/t275/
to
https://www.games-gate.com/vb5/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9
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Re: Redirect old links After the conversion

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abdu7maan wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:31 am
Good night ...
I switched the site from vb3 to phpbb3
How to convert the old links to the site to the new ones:
https://www.games-gate.com/t275/
to
https://www.games-gate.com/vb5/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9
That's something only you can answer.
What's the relation between t275 and f=4&t=9?
How can f and t be determined from 275?
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Re: Redirect old links After the conversion

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I would assume there would be redirct in htaccess to take care of that.

you would have to look for it in google etc.


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Re: Redirect old links After the conversion

Post by AbaddonOrmuz »

Unless you generated a registry with link relationships (like 275 => 9), it might be very hard to do.

You can still do it though.
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Re: Redirect old links After the conversion

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Agreed. It seems like -- in order to "plan" for wanting to do this after the fact -- you would need to have the actual vBulletin-to-phpBB converter script modified to dump this information as it makes these decisions during the conversion process.

In order to then use that list as part of some kind of redirect table later, or even to then stash the list in the database somewhere with the intention of writing an extension which would handle the "/t275"-type routes and lookup what the matching phpBB topic is.

Nothing "easy" or "already written and ready to use" that I am aware of either. But maybe someone with vBulletin history knows better.

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