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how 2 move my forum from root to subdirectory but redirecting links , what 2 do

Started by rishab555555, July 20, 2011, 06:06:06 AM

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rishab555555

Hello friends , i have installed my forum in root directory , www.heyrtu.com  3 months ago . Right now i have too many links in search engines and social networks.

I want to move it to www.heyrtu.com/forum and don't want to break all the previous links.  I know this can be done by some re-directing process but dont have a clear idea.


Please help me in this process

rishab555555

I want to move my forum to /forum directory and install wordpress to root. Can you please tell me what are the possible ways ?

Moving files or a fresh install with my current 3 month old database>???


If Moving files then how shall i do that and if fresh install , what content , link or other things can i loose?

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rishab555555

Okay thanks...what about urls ???

I have so more then thousand urls....how shall i prevent them from breaking...can you tell me the redirect thing >>>??


rishab555555

Quote from: Illori on July 20, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
google a 301 redirect

Okay i read that @

Do you want to say that i have to redirect each and every url separately ??????????????????????????????????????????????

Illori

no you redirect the index.php url or the domain itself and it will take care of everything else.

rishab555555

Quote from: Illori on July 20, 2011, 05:11:18 PM
no you redirect the index.php url or the domain itself and it will take care of everything else.


I can not redirect the Domain as i have to install wordpress in that , in that case my visitors will again be directed to the forum but i need them to see wordpress site.

Can you please specify which index.php file ?????

Of my template or in the root ??? Just tell me the correct path of it !

Illori

if you are installing something else in the place of the forum you cant really do a redirect as it would send the traffic to the new location.

rishab555555

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=440822.msg3097157#msg3097157


Watch the link , this person has got the thing working :(


Can i do a fresh install of smf while retaining all the posts and members ?

Illori

that thread does not say they were successful or how exactly they did it, and i dont think they will be successful in anyway.

rishab555555

Quote from: Illori on July 20, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
that thread does not say they were successful or how exactly they did it, and i dont think they will be successful in anyway.

You should have visited the link i gave you and search that . The thing had worked and the guy was succesful in doing that !

http://www.clinicalresearchsociety.org/forum/career-discussions/launch-of-clinical-research-forum-jobs-portal/


The topic created is of july 03, 2011 and he has posts of 2008 in the forum !

Also forum is on the /forum directory then how can you say that
Quotei dont think they will be successful in anyway.

Illori

that does not mean the redirect really is working along with wp being installed there.



Illori

please stick to one thread on each issue, i have removed your other thread on the redirect

rishab555555

Okay but my problem is still not resolved.Please look for it if you can ! I will get back here after 3-4 hours :(


Thnks

shadow82x

I'm no SEO expert but I think a 301 redirect should do the trick just fine. And since your links will be in a similar structure, search engines shouldn't have any major issues indexing them.

But do you plan on adding files and content in your root at heyrtu.com?
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rishab555555

That is the main thing , i want to install wordpress in the root and then want hey rtu to be bridged with it . 

If i redirect the domain , the condition will again be same :(

I want www.heyrtu.com to show wordpress and www.heyrtu.com/forum  to show smf !


Is that possible , please tell me ?

Illori

please stick to one thread on each issue 2 threads have been merged

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