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Old 24 May 2018, 13:58
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Moving to HTTPS question

Good morning,

I am planning to move my vb 4.2.5 site to https next month. No plugins running at all.

From my understanding, it is as simple as installing the certificate, updating the URL in vBulletin admin panel and then having our host redirect all traffic to HTTPS.

Since I have a lot of paid subscriptions in this forum, I don't want to mess anything up, so I wanted to ask if there's anything I should be aware of before making these changes.

Thanks.
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Old 24 May 2018, 14:59
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It's easy to move to, here's all that you have to do.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=326118
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Old 25 May 2018, 12:40
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Be sure to redirect http to https and to add your https domain to Google webmaster tools.
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Old 25 Jun 2018, 15:29
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What will the "rebuild styles" do? Since we have a custom theme, I am just curious if I have to worry about anything getting messed up by running that.
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Old 25 Jun 2018, 15:32
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I've moved tons of sites from HTTP to HTTPS and never had to run that.
In the source code it's described as "Builds all data from the template table into the fields in the style table".
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Old 25 Jun 2018, 15:34
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Originally Posted by Dave View Post
I've moved tons of sites from HTTP to HTTPS and never had to run that.
In the source code it's described as "Builds all data from the template table into the fields in the style table".
So would you recommend skipping that step?
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Old 25 Jun 2018, 15:38
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Yes
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Old 25 Jun 2018, 15:38
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Yes
Thank you, Dave!
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Old 27 Jun 2018, 01:15
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In the official vBulletin HTTPS conversion document, it mentions this:

"Go to Settings > Options > Site Name / URL / Contact Details.
Edit 'Forum URL' and add the 's' into the URL.
For example, if your URL is http://www.contoso.com/forum, change it to https://www.contoso.com/forum"

Is this the only place the URL needs to be changed?

On this page of options, there are also fields for "Forum Component URL" (I currently have blank), "CMS Component URL" (I currently have blank), "Blog Component URL" (I currently have blank) and there's also a HomePage URL setting as well.

Do all of those fields stay untouched?
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