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vRewrite - SEOed URLs for vBulletin
Mod Version: 1.5.1, by Immortal (Member) Immortal is offline
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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 09:33

Old 22 Dec 2006, 17:03
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Ziki Ziki is offline
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I have some problems with threads that contain - .They appear to not exist
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 00:24
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Originally Posted by CustomizeVB View Post
I'm having a problem with this. The New Posts link won't work for me anymore, any suggestions?
I am having the same problem with the new posts and todays posts link. Anyone have a fix for this?

Also, not sure if related, but the quick edit functionality is now broken. I am running: 3.6.4
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Last edited by zeropaid; 27 Dec 2006 at 00:41. Reason: add more info
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 20:31
mtlcore mtlcore is offline
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Loveed the hack but I wish to completely remove it from my forums. I have uninstalled the product, removed the htaccess.

How do I completely remove it? and how to rebuilt the links?
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 20:40
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 20:43
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That's it.Only uninstall and remove
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 21:05
mtlcore mtlcore is offline
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Originally Posted by Ziki View Post
That's it.Only uninstall and remove
Doesn't it do anything to the database? because i still see my threads in the same format
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 11:02
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Does it rewrite search results?
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 22:12
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I have a problem about SEO. I set up seo but it have character problem. For example it shows " i " as "y". What can i do? Please help me. Thanks from now...
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Old 02 Jan 2007, 06:54
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If you are having problems with the new posts and todays post redirecting to a 404, disable searches in your VBSEO options in admincp.
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Old 06 Jan 2007, 03:45
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I have set Vrewrite up to the forum but because the language is in Turkish some turkish alphabet characters such as " İ, Ğ, Ş " are being changed to different characters such as " Y, T.. etc". I have adjusted the encoding as " ISO-8859-2" in the XML file but it did not solve the problem. Anyway, I want the turkish alphabet characters to change such as =>>> Ş=S, İ=I , =C, Ğ=G, =U, =O" . It will be highly appreciated if you may help me about this problem. Thanx .
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 19:06
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wtricks wtricks is offline
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Not working .. This is the error I get:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I have uploaded the product, I have made the template changes and I think there's something weird with the .htaccess, but cannot put my finger on it.

Here is my .htaccess made after reading some of the posts here:

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

Last 3 lines are related to a 404 page and 2 redirects. Are these 3 lines the problem?

Where should I put the .htaccess? In the main directory? In the forums directory? Not working in any ...

Thank you in advance
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Old 11 Jan 2007, 08:30
ferrarislave ferrarislave is offline
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Im having a problem. The last post url's are not being rewritten....

They show up without the www so it's just http://t-simoniz-liquid-diamond-4187-new.html/

Also, I used deanc's mod before. All of my indexed pages are with deanc's mod... I need them 301'd to the new ones. How can I do this?

Here is deanc's old htacces...
RewriteRule ^f([0-9]+)-([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)\.html$ forumdisplay.php?f=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^t([0-9]+)(((-p)([0-9]+))?)([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)\.html$ showthread.php?t=$1&page=$5&pp=10 [L]

the url to the forum is

can anyone help?

Last edited by ferrarislave; 11 Jan 2007 at 08:38.
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Old 16 Jan 2007, 00:44
King Justice King Justice is offline
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I know this was perfect for vB 3.5, but am wondering if this still works for 3.6+
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Old 14 Feb 2007, 08:10
dizzy100 dizzy100 is offline
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**EDIT** sorry posted in the wrong mod

Last edited by dizzy100; 14 Feb 2007 at 13:43.
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Old 14 Feb 2007, 21:23
chevy0 chevy0 is offline
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does this work with lighttpd?
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