Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
vRewrite - SEOed URLs for vBulletin Details »
vRewrite - SEOed URLs for vBulletin
Mod Version: 1.5.1, by Immortal (Member) Immortal is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (20 votes - 4.55 average) Installs: 506
Released: 05 Jan 2006 Last Update: 16 May 2006 Downloads: 1766
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

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

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

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Addons

Supporters / CoAuthors

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Archive as sitemap with SEOed URLs (Fast 'n Easy) turkerm vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 10 29 Sep 2006 09:33

  #481  
Old 23 Feb 2006, 00:04
Hanif Hanif is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Real name: Hanif
GO Immortal GO !!!

Will donate once I have a few pennies in the bank account. Look forward to the revised and complete version.

Kind regards,

Hanif
Reply With Quote
  #482  
Old 23 Feb 2006, 03:36
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by MortysTW
Immortal is already aware of this and is currently trying to sort it out. I have the same thing occur on my TEST vb installation and have given Immortal an account on this test vb and he's troubleshooting it.

Maybe even as you are reading this. :nervous:
Thanks for the update! I just wanted to b e sure he had all the information
Reply With Quote
  #483  
Old 23 Feb 2006, 08:54
redlabour's Avatar
redlabour redlabour is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Real name: André
After i installed this Hack every Link gets me to a wrong thread - anyone else have this Problem ? I use 3.5.4 .

Update :

Well i see - is there a chance to fix this ?

Last edited by redlabour; 23 Feb 2006 at 08:59.
Reply With Quote
  #484  
Old 23 Feb 2006, 14:11
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by redlabour
After i installed this Hack every Link gets me to a wrong thread - anyone else have this Problem ? I use 3.5.4 .

Update :

Well i see - is there a chance to fix this ?
I am sure Immortal is working on this - we just have to be patient
Reply With Quote
  #485  
Old 23 Feb 2006, 20:13
Immortal's Avatar
Immortal Immortal is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: Tyler
Originally Posted by trilljester
Whoa dude, take a chill pill, I was just making a joke. Didn't realize you took your "charity" work so personal.
Yes. When you get less then 4 hours of sleep a day, work over 3 jobs just to support yourself, and do this on the side, you don't have much "free" time. I take what I do seriously, as I do with everything.

Originally Posted by Unexplained
Your comments were un-called for, Immortal and very un-professional. It was easy to see that the other member was merely Joking, take a chill pill.
No it was not easy. He did not use any signs of showing a joke, such as a smilie. Or even an attempt at one. All it was, was text. It was very hard, if it was, to tell it was a joke. For the people who know me, I'm not the joking type person.

If you're mean to me, I'll be mean back. If you be sarcastic, I'll be one right back at ya. I don't have time for people who waste my time. I do not represent any company here, so I honestly do not care what you think of me. You are entitled to your own opinion, I just don't care what your opinion is.

Originally Posted by MortysTW
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help Immortal with this issue. I'm not very good with code but alright with the templates. Let me know if you need anything on my test server. I believe I gave you plenty of admin options.
I thank you for the kind offer.

I am currently working on the issue. As far as "Mark Read" is concerned, that is only for IE it seems. Fx is just doing it fine for me, however, I'll try and work on a fix for it.
Reply With Quote
  #486  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 03:07
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by Immortal

Quote:
Is this plugin compatible with "vBSEO Google/Yahoo Sitemap Generator for vBulletin 3.5.x & vBulletin 3.0.x"??



Not currently, sorry.
Do you think this will be compatible in the future? )
Reply With Quote
  #487  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 03:17
Immortal's Avatar
Immortal Immortal is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: Tyler
Originally Posted by bchawla
Do you think this will be compatible in the future? )
Someone converted their sitemap generator to be compatible with vRewrite, no idea when/if he'll release it.

But with the latest release, it redirects all the old URLs, so you should be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #488  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 03:18
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by Immortal
Someone converted their sitemap generator to be compatible with vRewrite, no idea when/if he'll release it.

But with the latest release, it redirects all the old URLs, so you should be fine.
Sweet, thanks a lot man!
I hope this person releases the generator compatible with vRewrite
Reply With Quote
  #489  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 07:10
redlabour's Avatar
redlabour redlabour is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Real name: André
Are both ways working then ?
Reply With Quote
  #490  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 19:02
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Is this hack safe to install??
Reply With Quote
  #491  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 20:42
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Immortal-

I think you've already addresses this known issue, but i'll give some additional details in case you don't have this already:

if your using INTERNET EXPLORER and you directly click on a THREAD from index.php (forum home), you are led to the wrong thread.

What is more awkward about this behaviour is that it happens only in IE -- if I use firefox or Nutscrape, it works just fine.

I've repreoduced this on your site as well.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #492  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 20:47
Immortal's Avatar
Immortal Immortal is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: Tyler
It only happens a few times with Firefox.

As I've said, I've been using it for weeks on my site. It's just a minor nuisance to me, so I do believe it is safe to install, but it's up to you.
Reply With Quote
  #493  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 20:50
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by Immortal
It only happens a few times with Firefox.

As I've said, I've been using it for weeks on my site. It's just a minor nuisance to me, so I do believe it is safe to install, but it's up to you.
I've taken the plunge

I noticed in the htaccess file you dont have the "&vrewrite=yes" in the "-newpost.html" -> showthread. portion. Could this be a possible cause? I've added this to my site and now the only problem I have is if the thread is closed to the public - other threads go to the correct topic.
Reply With Quote
  #494  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 20:51
Bhuwan's Avatar
Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Real name: Bhuwan
Originally Posted by bchawla
I've taken the plunge

I noticed in the htaccess file you dont have the "&vrewrite=yes" in the "-newpost.html" -> showthread. portion. Could this be a possible cause? I've added this to my site and now the only problem I have is if the thread is closed to the public - other threads go to the correct topic.

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

you dont have the &is_rewrite=yes

Could this be causing the prob?
Reply With Quote
  #495  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:00
Immortal's Avatar
Immortal Immortal is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: Tyler
Shouldn't be since newpost is only a redirect of showthread.php?p=...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:34.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: