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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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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:


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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

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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

  #496  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:08
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Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Immortal
Shouldn't be since newpost is only a redirect of showthread.php?p=...
OK..
Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but...

For some odd reason, all of my mods are showing links to me
its doing
u-bhuwan-1.html0

instead of
u-mod-2.html

I wonder y
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  #497  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:11
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Hm, that was fixed in 1.0. I wonder why it's doing it for you...
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  #498  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Immortal
Hm, that was fixed in 1.0. I wonder why it's doing it for you...
Not sure... Want me to give you alink?
If I am logged in as a regular user, the link is okay
if I am logged in as an admin, it shows a link to my own profile.hmm.
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  #499  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:18
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Another possible bug I think:

Let's use vBulletin.org as an example
when you click on a FORUM, in the nav area, you see something like
vBulletin.org Forum > vB3.5 Mods

Normally, if you click on "vBulletin.org Forum", it will take you back to the forum index. (vBulletin.org/forum/index.php).

HOWEVER, if you have the hack enabled, for some odd reason it takes me back to vBulletin.org
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  #500  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 21:20
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Bhuwan Bhuwan is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bchawla
Another possible bug I think:

Let's use vBulletin.org as an example
when you click on a FORUM, in the nav area, you see something like
vBulletin.org Forum > vB3.5 Mods

Normally, if you click on "vBulletin.org Forum", it will take you back to the forum index. (vBulletin.org/forum/index.php).

HOWEVER, if you have the hack enabled, for some odd reason it takes me back to vBulletin.org
this might be the problem

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Last edited by bchawla; 24 Feb 2006 at 21:28.
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  #501  
Old 24 Feb 2006, 22:55
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A little update...
I've been playing around with the code..it seems the issue of random threads being loaded has to dowith the hook named "vRewrite Redirects" in global_start.
I disabled it and it works like a champ
I'm off to 2nd job and will play around with the code to see if I can help witha solution

I am still having problems witht he username -- go back a few posts for more details
bhuwan
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  #502  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 16:23
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Thank you bchawla for looking into the issues, i really want to install this, but i always read of and get errors with this extension. Hey Immortal, hope can get the last few things fixed This would be REAL GREAT

Greetz - ~sysop2~
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  #503  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 17:56
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Originally Posted by sysop2
Thank you bchawla for looking into the issues, i really want to install this, but i always read of and get errors with this extension. Hey Immortal, hope can get the last few things fixed This would be REAL GREAT

Greetz - ~sysop2~
What type of errors?
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  #504  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 18:01
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Immortal-
A moderator brought to my attention that there is sitill a merge bug.
If you use inline merging it works great, however, if you try and merge to a thread (by entering the URL) it gives an error.
I've been trying to find a hook to take care of the 'conversion' but have been unlucky.


Outstanding bugs I can think of:
1) Merge issue (inline works okay)
2) FIXED - Incorrect member.php linking
3) Markforums - still produces an error (I think I know of a fix)
4) FIXED - Directly clicking on a THREAD from index.php produces incorrect thread linking (traced to URL rewriting).
5) TEMP FIXED those running vbGallery (and possibily other scripts which use /dir within forums dir) will have problems - cause of this is headinclude's baseurl
I'll try and see what I can do (though I doubt it will be much!)
thanks!

EDIT: #5 added, fixed #2

Last edited by bchawla; 27 Feb 2006 at 01:07. Reason: added #5, fixed #2
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  #505  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 19:01
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Hm, darn thought I fixed that

Thanks for the list
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  #506  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 22:23
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Originally Posted by Immortal
Hm, darn thought I fixed that

Thanks for the list
Hey Immortal

I was thinking about about a work around for the IE bug (attachment timeouts). Why are making newthread.php & newpost.php SEO friendly? Spider bots cant access these parts of the site anyways, so it seems logical to exclude them. By not including this, I think you should automatically resolve the issue.
What do you think?
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  #507  
Old 25 Feb 2006, 23:21
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They can't actually post, but they still can see the URL. So I thought it would make sense just to rewrite them. But, that's not the attachment problems with the IE. It's just because it's in a different directory, and IE doesn't recognize base href for that section of vB.
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  #508  
Old 26 Feb 2006, 03:52
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Originally Posted by Immortal
They can't actually post, but they still can see the URL. So I thought it would make sense just to rewrite them. But, that's not the attachment problems with the IE. It's just because it's in a different directory, and IE doesn't recognize base href for that section of vB.
That's wha tI mean - if you were to remove the newpost.php redirection, it would be in the standard directory and thus no problems
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Old 26 Feb 2006, 16:41
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I can try, didn't even think about that. I'll test on it shortly (after Lunch)
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Old 26 Feb 2006, 17:24
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Originally Posted by Immortal
I can try, didn't even think about that. I'll test on it shortly (after Lunch)
Are you talking to me? I did that for my forums and it works great (No stupid IE buds )


@ everyone @
I found the fix for the incorrect user linking (links to incorrect user), I will PM immortal the details and have him verify
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