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Old 25 Sep 2016, 15:54
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Remove "forum" from the url /forums/forum/ - VB 5.2.2

Hi,

We upgraded from VB 4 to VB 5.2.2 and we've expereinced many many broken links. Also, the biggest issue right now is to get rid of the "forum" from the url.

Our forums are located under the /forums/ directory which makes the url www.xyz.com/forums/forum/

We would like it to be
www.xyz.com/forums/ and that's it.

Can please someone point us in the right direction?
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Old 25 Sep 2016, 18:10
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The short answer is you cannot.

Technically you can change it to something else (not remove) if you do some direct edits in the route table.

I've heard of someone doing it via .htaccess redirects, but I would think that quite flakey.
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 02:56
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OR, you can open site builder on each forum page, edit the url and save. I did it on mine, about 60 forums/categories (at the time), took a couple hours.
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 14:34
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Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
OR, you can open site builder on each forum page, edit the url and save. I did it on mine, about 60 forums/categories (at the time), took a couple hours.
I have 10,000+ forum threads, so should I be changing each page? Or just the category page and all only?

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Old 26 Sep 2016, 16:38
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Enjoy the vbulletin 5 feature

Also id you can edit the url path like mentioned above, you should be able to put together a db query to run it in the database. Quicker if you have 100's of edits.
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 18:51
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Originally Posted by talhatc View Post
I have 10,000+ forum threads, so should I be changing each page? Or just the category page and all only?
Categories and forums. Not threads thread.
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 19:24
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Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
Categories and forums. Not threads thread.

So the individual posts url will remove the /forum/ from it too?
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Old 26 Sep 2016, 20:45
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The individual threads will have the url path of their parent.

On my forum:
before changing the 69-72-first-gen forum url
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

after changing the url in sitebuilder


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

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Old 28 Sep 2016, 12:04
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I also have a same question like yours for my forum but it is impossible to change that unless you have to do custom codes for it like I am using for my forum now.
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 00:16
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Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
The individual threads will have the url path of their parent.

On my forum:
before changing the 69-72-first-gen forum url
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

after changing the url in sitebuilder


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I've edited the page and removed the extra /forum/ but the Sub-forums in the Activity stream still shows the extra /forum/ but once clicked, it removes the extra /forum/.

Let me know how i can get rid of the extra /forum/ from the Activity Stream module
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 00:43
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Do a variable replacement in Styles > Replacement Variable Manager in AdminCP.

Search for Text: href="http://www.xyz.com/forums/forum/

Replace with Text: href="http://www.xyz.com/forums/
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 10:40
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Originally Posted by noypiscripter View Post
Do a variable replacement in Styles > Replacement Variable Manager in AdminCP.

Search for Text: href="http://www.xyz.com/forums/forum/

Replace with Text: href="http://www.vbulletin.com/forums/
This replaced the URL but broke all my links that used to use forums/forum/
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Old 03 Oct 2016, 21:07
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Originally Posted by MokeyII View Post
This replaced the URL but broke all my links that used to use forums/forum/
Did you change the URLs as Replicants suggested? My post was a direct response to talhatc who changed the URLs but still seeing /forums/forum/ in the Activity stream.
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Old 04 Oct 2016, 15:25
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Yeah, sorry for not responding. I figured out a few hours later...
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