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Need correct URL rewrite instruction (.htaccess) to divert from punbb -> SMF

Started by Shambles, October 23, 2019, 04:49:03 PM

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Shambles

I've created an SMF (2.0.13) installation in parallel to an existing punbb installation. The 2.0.13 was necessary to get the punbb convertor to work.

Individually, both work fine but now I would like to use .htaccess to ensure that all calls to http://thesite.co.uk make their way to http://thesite.co.uk/forum_smf/

I'm struggling to get this to work without receiving all manner of "unable to redirect" or "in a way that cannot complete" browser errors.

Is there a real simple method of achieving this? using .htaccess?

vbgamer45

What do you have in your .htaccess so far. and do you have example punbb urls
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Shambles

It's a blank .htaccess currently, but I have tried

# RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.thesite.co.uk/forum_smf/$1 [R,L]

- and -

# RewriteRule ^forum/(.*)$ /forum_smf/$1 [R=301,NC,L]


A typical URL would be http://www.thesite.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?id=79

The new URL would need to be

http://www.thesite.co.uk/forum_smf/index.php?board=79.0


Actually, I'm now thinking of deleting everything not SMF-related and going for a full on replacement, as the more I look the more the current setup looks unviable.

vbgamer45

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Shambles

I've decided to trash the existing setup and superimpose the SMF install, which does have all the boards, posts and members.

The punbb installation is a right proper mess.

It's not my forum but I do have ftp and admin access. The owner is, let's just say, absent for a while so I'm doing this behind his back. That'll teach him.

Cheers for the responses.

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