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Old 21 Feb 2018, 18:17
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
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Converting from vBSEO or DBSEO to vB4.x Friendly URLs

Just posted this in response to a question at but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets deleted over there so reposting here.

The member posted:

Remove Dragonbyte Seo
Mon 19th Feb '18, 6:39am
Hello, I have the DragonByte SEO plugin installed in my forum, and I want to remove it, I asked the professional support of DragonByte and they respond to me that:

(We do not provide any tools for redirecting DBSEO URLs back to vB4 URLs in the event of an uninstall, sorry)

Can anybody help me?

I would like to uninstall dragonbyte seo, but I do not want to lose my indexed URLs or external links, what should I do? What do I put in the .htaccess to avoid url errors, thanks.

This is my current .htaccess: htacces.txt

his is my current url configuration with dragonbyte seo: dbseo-export.txt

That's ridiculous, in my opinion. If they sell and support a product, they should also support uninstalling that product.

I have never used DBSEO but I have uninstalled vBSEO from several vBulletin 4.x installations. It's a time-consuming process but the following works.

First, you need to identify what rewrite rules are currently being used, or in other words what your URLs currently look like.

Then, you need to use notepad or something to list the names and forum numbers of all your forums and categories and tags; you'll obtain these from Forum Management in your ACP.

Finally, you will need to add redirects to your .htaccess file.

For vBSEO, the following assumes you want to convert to the vBulletin 4.x Basic Friendly URLs (set these in Settings .. Options >> Friendly URLs). Add these near the top of your .htaccess file:

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Old 23 Feb 2018, 14:33
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The best way to do this is create a temp sitemap which will generate all urls of vBseo or dbseo and after that you will get those urls from sitemap file and use Redirect 301 to redirect them to vB4.x Friendly URLs.
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Old 23 Feb 2018, 14:39
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
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Originally Posted by romaine View Post
and use Redirect 301 to redirect them to vB4.x Friendly URLs.
I believe that is the part the OP (and most people) was having difficulty with.
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