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  • Remove Dragonbyte Seo

    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

    Thanks.

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    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:

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    
    # Some servers require the Rewritebase directive to be enabled (remove '#' at the beginning to activate)
    # Please note: when enabled, you must include the path to your root vB folder (i.e. RewriteBase /forums/)
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteEngine On
    
    #rewrite old vBSEO thread and post URLs: this is the easy part
    RewriteRule [^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^/]+\.html http(s)://YOURDOMAIN.COM/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]
    
    # Redirecting the rest is the time-consuming part
    
    #redirect tags
    Redirect 301 /tags/tagname.html http(s)://YOURDOMAIN.COM/tags.php?tag=tagname
    #repeat for all tags and place this at the end of your list:
    Redirect 301 /tags/ http(s)://YOURDOMAIN.COM/tags.php
    
    #redirect old vBSEO forum categories
    Redirect 301 /name-of-category/ http(s)://YOURDOMAIN.COM/forumdisplay.php?XXname-of-category
    #replace XX with the forum number obtained from your ACP and repeat for all categories
    
    
    #redirect old vBSEO forums
    Redirect 301  /forum-name/ http(s)://YOURDOMAIN.COM/forumdisplay.php?XXforum-name
    #replace XX with the forum number from your ACP and repeat for all forums
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