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Redirect phpBB2 forums and topics to IPB

Discussion in 'Apache' started by bobafind, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. #1
    I recently switched over from phpBB2 to Invision Power Board 2.0 PF4. I want google to pick up the new forums, and I want the current indexed pages to be usable from Google. Right now, they come up with a 404. I figure if I can at least get viewforum / showforum I can get the topics and posts too.

    I've tried to write a .htaccess file using both:

    RedirectMatch permanent /phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=([0-9]*)$ http://forums.bobafind.com/index.php?showforum=$1


    and

    RewriteRule /phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=([0-9]*)$ http://forums.bobafind.com/index.php?showforum=$1

    I'm stumped, because the statements look correct to me. Here is the complete .htaccess:
    SEMrush
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.wml
    ErrorDocument 404 /404.php
    RewriteEngine On
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^tero-dump/wikipedia/(.*\.html)$ http://www.bobafind.com/tero-dump/index.php?page=$1 [L]
    RewriteRule /phpBB2/viewforum\.php?f=([0-9]*)$ http://forums.bobafind.com/index.php?showforum=$1 [L]
    redirect permanent /distributors.php http://www.bobafind.com/bubble-tea-distributors.php
    redirect permanent /recipes http://www.bobafind.com/bubble-tea-recipes
    redirect permanent /sitemap.php http://www.bobafind.com/site-map.php
    redirect permanent /what_is.php http://www.bobafind.com/what-is-bubble-tea.php
    Redirect permanent /phpBB2 http://forums.bobafind.com/index.php?
    AddType application/x-httpd-php .wml


    Any ideas why the above code does not work?
     
    bobafind, Sep 16, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. bobafind

    bobafind Peon

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    I fixed it.

    Since it contained a query string, I needed to be using

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING}

    So here is what fixed it:


    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^f=(.+)$
    RewriteRule ^phpBB2/viewforum\.php$ http://forums.bobafind.com/index.php?showforum=%1 [R=301,L]


    hope this helps others :)
     
    bobafind, Sep 16, 2004 IP