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vB Easy Archive - Search Engine Spiderable Hack!
Mod Version: 1.00, by Xenon (Member) Xenon is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.1 Rating: (1 vote - 4.00 average) Installs: 107
Released: 31 May 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 49
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Ok, as a lot of users have installed SkuZZy's and mine vB Easy Archive Hack i've decided to release a vB3 Version as well.

As vB3 already comes with an build in Archive System, it's not that needed than it was in vb2, but for all of you, who have installed the vb2 version and don't want to loose their indexed Pages, this one is for you

I'm lazy and therefore will copy the Releasetext of vb2 by SkuZZy.

About this hack

This hack will help get all your threads listed in google and other search engines and get your threads easily spidered! It works by creating an archive and turning all your posts into .html format. It doesn't actually create the .html files though, but google thinks they are real! It uses mod_mime. If you don't have mod_mime, you will still be able to install this hack, just read the install.txt for help then.

What does it do?

The purpose of this hack are to get your keywords from your forums listed in google and get people visiting them! Since these are all pure text and don't use tables or excess font tags, they are very friendly on bandwidth! This will display all your files in a nice text format that google will absolutely love! Visit the online demo below to see it in action!

Online Demo

To view a demo of this script, visit this site:
http://www.strategy-forum.de/easy_archive/

Requirements

Apache
vBulletin 3.x
mod_mime installed (not absolutelly required, but recommended)
.htaccess
5 minutes of your time...


Known Problems/Confusion

Mod_mime - It is recommended to have mod_mime installed to run these scripts. Mod_mime is a free module which enables a directive called "ForceType". This allows you to use the .htaccess file included to force your files into php mode, which allows simple URL's, without .php in them. If you can see the front page of your archive, but get an error page when you click on any links then this is your problem. To fix it, you will need to install mod_mime, or ask your host to do it. It's a FREE module. For more information, visit http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_mime.html
If you want to run vb Easy Archive without mod_mie, please look into the install.txt

Private forums - Private forums are NOT shown and they will NOT be spidered. Some people say the private forums show up, that is because you are logged in as the admin and the archive uses permissions. So anyone who has permission to view the private forums on your forums, will beable to view them on the archives also. But if you log out of your account OR log into an account that doesn't have access to them, then you won't beable to view them

Forumlist yes, but threadlist no - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...5&postcount=91
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=153

Credits
SkuZZy aka Adam J. de Jaray, who gets my Special Thanks for his modifications, releasing and of course his Support to my Script's vb2 version. Note, he does not have anything to do with the vb3 version, but without him, there wouldn't have been the vb2 version and therefore i would never have released the one for vb3

Agreement

By using these scripts & installing them, you agree to leave the small (virtually unnoticable) copyright text and links at the bottom of all pages. You also agree to leave jelsoft's copyright there as well. You can modify the scripts much as you want, but this portion must remain intact (links must stay) and visible. This is all I ask

Download Final

To install, just download the file below and open the "install.txt" file. All is explained there. Installation should only take a couple of minutes. If you have problems with this script, post them in this thread and I will try and get around to answering them.

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Old 17 Aug 2004, 19:39
Cypjaxion Cypjaxion is offline
 
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Sorry if this has already been suggested (I didn't see it), but if some people are still having troubles running the scripts (seeing the actual threads and forums besides the forum listings) then try adding this line to the top of you .htaccess file:

AcceptPathInfo On

Now the hack works for me, where previously it didn't.

/me finally clicks install after getting it working!
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Old 26 Aug 2004, 17:31
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I installed it, when can I expect google to show pages? With vb3 own archive it wasn't working so great, but i see that other forum software makes html pages wich get listed mutch better...

Do I have to be patient?
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Old 26 Aug 2004, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Triple_T
Do I have to be patient?
Yes.
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Old 26 Aug 2004, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Smitty
If I remember correctly, add [R=301,L] to the end of each and it''ll throw a clean 301 (permanent move).
HMM .. i think that google will reindex the pages with the new adress, if you add the 301 (page moved) header. and then there will be indexed pages like this: index.php?a=$1$2$3 .. or not?

i fixed it in 2 steps. at first, rewrite the old archives to the new format:
RewriteRule ^topic/([0-9]+)?(-[0-9]+)? t-$1$2.html [R=301]

and then rewrite to the real index.php:
RewriteRule ^t-([0-9]+)?(-[0-9]+)? index.php?a=t-$1$2 [L]


with this google will change the URIs from /topic/12345-1.html to /t-12345-1.html
in its index.

i changed the rules 2 days ago and now i am waiting for the next freshbot ...
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Old 05 Sep 2004, 04:12
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Uploaded a new version???????????

What do I do with this???? How do I update??

Also --how do I make the index show in the "whos online" properly?
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Old 05 Sep 2004, 18:39
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you just have to upload the changed files to install the new version.

or if more work would be required i would have mentioned it within the post i made when i released the new version
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Old 09 Sep 2004, 20:44
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how do I make the index show in the "whos online" properly?
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Old 09 Sep 2004, 21:57
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Well, as it doesn't use the normal forum directory, i was actually too lazy to write that part right now
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Old 10 Sep 2004, 02:13
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Is Apache absolutely necessary to make this work ?
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Old 10 Sep 2004, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Xenon
Well, as it doesn't use the normal forum directory, i was actually too lazy to write that part right now

Something I just noticed.........

vba CMPS pages are not listed. Is there some way to intergrate those? I am making alot of custom content on CMPS pages......It would be nice to have them listed.........
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Old 11 Sep 2004, 10:14
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Question

This really drives me nuts! I was so happy to find this hack, since I can't seem to have the vB archive working (php as cgi).

But after uploading the files from this hack to the (now empty) archive folder I changed the config file to set the right paths.

With this clean install I could see the messageboard in archive format (www.mydomain.com/archive/index.php). But as soon as I clicked on a link to a forum (http://www.mydomain.com/archive/forum/19-1.html) I received a normal vbulletin page with the message 'No Forum specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the webmaster'. The pictures on that page didn't show up because they were linked to www.mydomain.com/archive/forum/images, instead of www.mydomain.com/images.

Anyhow, I thought the maybe the mime_mod wasn't installed on the server. So I changed forum to forum.php, just as topic to topic.php. I also changed that in the config.php file.

The result was more or less the same. The link changed to http://www.mydomain.com/archive/forum.php/19-1.html and I still received a standard vbulletin errorpage without the images showing up (but with all colours etc.).

So what should/can I do in order to have a good running archive on a server where php is installed as cgi and mod_mime isn't enabled? :disappointed:
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Old 11 Sep 2004, 11:41
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I installed the non mod_mime version because I'm too impatient to wait around for my host to install something This worked great, though. I typed the URL of the newly indexed, spiderable list of my forums and it appeared easy as pie.

Thanks to whoever wrote this. Now let's see those hits start coming in

BTW - i submitted the URL to google as suggested in Install.txt. Do other search engines have places where you can add your URL? And about how long does it take for these search engines to crawl my pages? Do they do it cyclically, like every week or month or something? I'm just wondering when I should expect the traffic to start kicking up.

Thanks again. K+ for all

Greg
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Old 11 Sep 2004, 16:59
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@Greg: Yes, at least most bigger searchengines have such places to add your url

@tek: AFAIK yes. At least other Servers have problems with executing files within the path of the url it seems.

@joey: hmm, my hack just displays the normal thread/forums. If the cpms has different db tables for it's content it won't be displayed of course

@TCB: sorry, there are some serverconfigurations where the archive doesn't work. I don't know exactly why, but it is so...
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Old 11 Sep 2004, 17:05
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I have managed to get the original vBulletin to work with 3.0.3 on a server with php as CGI. I have copied to archive files from 3.0.1 over the new archive files (3.0.3) and edited the global.php and index.php files according to this thread: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...hlight=archive

Thanks for your hack and help though
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Old 14 Sep 2004, 20:39
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If its already been asked, you can point me to the post number.

Let's say I wanted to use this for an overall site map. What would I have to do in order to have this work in an alternate, non-forums directory.

Rather than having /forums/sitemap/ how could I get it to pull the info from the forums if it were in my main dir and just /sitemap/

Thank you in advance.

MaTT
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