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vRewrite - SEOed URLs for vBulletin
Mod Version: 1.5.1, by Immortal (Member) Immortal is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (20 votes - 4.55 average) Installs: 506
Released: 05 Jan 2006 Last Update: 16 May 2006 Downloads: 1766
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vRewrite is an advance but simple system to rewrite vB's URLs. The rewrite system uses preg_match_all and str_replace to rewrite the URLs. It will rewrite any URLs that are dynamic ex: showthread.php?t= to /the-forum/title-of-the-forum-id.html. Why? SEs (Search Engines) rate results based on filename. Not only that, but most SEs give a "boost" to static URLs (what we do here) versus dynamic URLs. vRewrite accomplishes both of this, for all URLs that a search engine (or a guest) will see.


Please download and read install.html for more information on how to install it.


vRewrite assumes that you are using Apache with the mod_rewrite module enabled, and running vBulletin 3.5.x. However, if you ask for support here on IIS' module or on vBulletin 3.0.x - I will be more then happy to assist you.


I would like to thank Chroder and Cole for assisting me release vRewrite. I could not have released it if it wasn't for them.

I would like to thank the following people/boards for helping beta test vRewrite and making it a better product.

Gaming Ultimate, BP Gaming, NBS Designz Cyclez, Hosting-Talk and Forum University.


I've spent many hours working and perfecting vRewrite. The only thing I ask you to do is if you use it, please keep the link back. If you wish to put it in your style instead, simply remove or comment out that line. However, if you use vRewrite you MUST link back. That is the only thing I ask.

Known Issues

There are no known issues with the latest release (1.0).

Support / Issues

If you have any problems or discover a bug please post here in this thread. I have also included my email in the install.html email for one-on-one support. The only thing I ask you is please do not post this email address publicly - it is my personal email.


1.5 Release - vRewrite 1.5 has become stable, and all users under 1.5 RC3 and 1.0 need to upgrade. Support for 1.0 will no longer be offered, and you will be told simply to upgrade. Please continue to keep all bug and feature suggestions on the bug tracker at:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

1.1 Release - Several bug fixes, and a few new features. Details here.

03/26/06 - Updated the thread to reflect vRewrite 1.5 Beta links. vRewrite files has NOT changed.

03/11/06 - Updated the thread to take advantage of's new prefix feature. vRewrite itself has NOT changed.

1.0 Release (02/19/06) - I have released the much awaited 1.0. This is the first stable release of vRewrite. All users now should be safe installing vRewrite. For more information, and how to upgrade, please see here.

1.0 Preview (01/12/06) - I have released a preview version of 1.0. This is the final version before 1.0 is considered stable. I believe everything should work in this new preview, but one bug (see known issues). Please see here for more information and how to upgrade.

01/05/06 - Updated ZIP to include a fix for boards running a table prefix. You do not need to upgrade unless you previously had SQL errors. You can upgrade by importing the product and choose "Allow Overwrite".


Any donations are very much appreciated! I do this out of my free time and work many hours on it - all for free. Anything to help is always very welcomed

If you use vRewrite, please click Install. This helps you keep track of additional upgrades and shows to me that you care about vRewrite

You may not post vRewrite ZIP or any files contained in the ZIP on any website. You may not also post any support requests/give support on any website other then this one, without my permission. If you do so, you will get a DMCA for copyright infringement. I do not want this spread to pirated users. Please stop piracy and do not share the source outside of this thread and Thanks.

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Archive as sitemap with SEOed URLs (Fast 'n Easy) turkerm vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 10 29 Sep 2006 08:33

Old 09 May 2007, 21:43
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my_aly my_aly is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Turkish characters problems? ı > y , ş > y , > y vsvs..
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Old 17 May 2007, 17:56
koby411 koby411 is offline
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Will this work with vB v3.6.7?
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Old 17 May 2007, 19:04
a1exus a1exus is offline
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try it and let everyone know
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Old 28 May 2007, 02:18
pedrambayat pedrambayat is offline
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Will this work with vB v3.6.7?
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Old 28 May 2007, 15:23 is offline
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Quick question:

Much of my forum's templates are customized ... Will this conflict with formatting customizations of postbit, forumhome, etc?

Thanks for the hard work!
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Old 31 May 2007, 00:47
foxfirediego foxfirediego is offline
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Originally Posted by pedrambayat View Post
Will this work with vB v3.6.7?
I Would like to know that too
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Old 31 May 2007, 02:31
Dave Hawley Dave Hawley is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
I can appreciate that someone has put a lot of time and effort into this hack, but Google, Yahoo and MSN have no problems at all indexing bulletin pages. It is also a fallacy that the big 3 favor keyword URL's. In fact, when they take on the Thread Title they often end up looking down-right spammy. Another fallacy is that SEs favor dynamic over static. If they can be spidered (which they can) they are ranked by the same algorithm as all other pages.

If anyone has proof to the contrary, I would love to see it.
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Old 31 May 2007, 10:13
neopet001 neopet001 is offline
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Are there another version for 3.6.X ?????
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 04:07
xb5869 xb5869 is offline
Join Date: May 2006
followed the install, but not working, might have to do with this part

Note: If you run your vB on a directory from a subdomain or root ex: http:/// or you will need to open up the .htacess file and change Rewrite Base / to Rewrite Base /yourdir

I dont understand what its asking me to change.. when i open the file, i dont see anything that looks like rewrite base/
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 09:03
Censtudios Censtudios is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
I tried this on 3.6.7 and it works half... the moment I want to go to a "page 2+" it says that thread could not be found...

so I can only see the first 10 in a thread. Also, cant go to any other pages on showforum.
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Old 18 Jul 2007, 14:05
Censtudios Censtudios is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
I fixed it (finally) so nevermind what I said
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Old 19 Jul 2007, 18:02
chiwexa chiwexa is offline
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So, would u say that it works fine with 3.6.7 ?
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 21:10
feverhost feverhost is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
A very good mod. I've used it on 4 forums now..
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Old 05 Aug 2007, 11:40
kollam003 kollam003 is offline
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is it good with 3.6.8 ?
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Old 09 Aug 2007, 19:08
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Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Is there still any demand for this MOD ? (I was a co-author, until I got busy!) -- I might be willing to redevelop this if there is a demand for it & it is proven to actually work.

the cost would be cheap - free !
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