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vRewrite - SEOed URLs for vBulletin
by Immortal
05 Jan 2006 03:13

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About

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.

Installation

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

Requirements

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.

Contributions

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.

Copyright

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.

Changelog

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 vB.org'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".

Donations

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2006/03/25.gif 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 vB.org/com. Thanks.

Support will only be obtained at:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=182

Immortal 05 Jan 2006 03:16

One of the many questions I've been getting is "I'd like to see this live".

I run it personally on my own public board - however I do try and tinker with the latest release on my live board before releasing it to y'all, so I have a few fixes that may not have been available at to the public yet. My board can be seen using it here and a good friend of mine is using a beta as well, and can be seen here.

Known Issues
Was posted here.

vRewrite Development
I posted this concerning vRewrite's development and future release.

Support will only be obtained at:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=182

EricaJoy 05 Jan 2006 03:21

is this kinda like a free vbseo?

Immortal 05 Jan 2006 03:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by princessfrozen
is this kinda like a free vbseo?

You could say that, yah. It is free and open-source (not encoded in any way). :)

TyleR 05 Jan 2006 03:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by princessfrozen
is this kinda like a free vbseo?

Hardly.

Not going to hijack the thread, but it's nothing near the functionality of vBSEO..none-the-less, it looks promising for a free alternative.

derekivey 05 Jan 2006 03:31

Nice hack Tyler :).

/me clicks install.

Immortal 05 Jan 2006 03:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by TyleR
Hardly.

Not going to hijack the thread, but it's nothing near the functionality of vBSEO..none-the-less, it looks promising for a free alternative.

It is still in Beta. So, why not suggest a few features if you don't think it's got anywhere "near the functionality of vBSEO"? ;)

ConqSoft 05 Jan 2006 03:32

Hasn't Dean C already released an SEO hack here?

Immortal 05 Jan 2006 03:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConqSoft
Hasn't Dean C already released an SEO hack here?

Sure did. I used Dean's for awhile, and I wasn't too fond of it. It did the job of rewriting URLs but that's about all it did. It didn't rewrite majority of URLs. And it did not include the forum for threads (a huge plus for SEO). But, if it wasn't for Dean's I probably wouldn't of released it.

adb22791 05 Jan 2006 03:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConqSoft
Hasn't Dean C already released an SEO hack here?

And your point is.... Dean C's is buggy, doesn't work very well, and if I recall is still a beta itself. There are two warning systems (probably more), yet nobody says anything. Therefore your post really has no merit to it.

Nice hack Tyler.
*Installed*

Daniel 05 Jan 2006 03:49

Nicely done. Will be installing. :)

Reeve of shinra 05 Jan 2006 04:05

Its good to see more hacks that the community will benifit from having. ^^

GamerJunk.net 05 Jan 2006 04:15

I will only install this when you are able to change the member page to read the name of the member rather than the current member=uXXX

derekivey 05 Jan 2006 04:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by RasMasta
I will only install this when you are able to change the member page to read the name of the member rather than the current member=uXXX

I think it does. Are you sure it's not?

Immortal 05 Jan 2006 04:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by RasMasta
I will only install this when you are able to change the member page to read the name of the member rather than the current member=uXXX

It should be that way now.


Quote:

u-member-name-id.html
Is the member.php not rewritting for you?


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