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  • The proper way to move vBulletin to a different directory

    Can anyone point me to a tutorial on this? I've looked and but can't find anything!

    We installed bbPress (for WordPress) into the root of the domain. After realizing that bbPress has too many limitations we decided to purchase vBulletin and installed it in a directory ("forum"). After copying over (manually!) 350+ posts to vBulletin, WordPress has been booted out of the root of the domain and we're ready to move vBulletin in.

    I would like this to go as smoothly as possible so any suggestions/guidance would be appreciated

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    If you're running vBulletin 5.0.4

    1) Close your vBulletin. Admin CP -> Settings -> Options -> Turn your forum on or off.

    2) Copy all your files to the new directory.

    3) In the Admin CP, update your site urls under Settings -> Options -> Site Name / URL / Contact Details. There are three fields to update. Core URL, Base URL and Login URL.

    4) Verify that the copied files are working in your new directory.

    5) Delete the old files from your system.

    If your running a version before 5.0.4

    Upgrade to 5.0.4 and follow the above steps.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
    vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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    • #3
      THANK YOU very much

      Everything went well except for the fact that the links are still using the old directory (it was installed in a directory named "forum"). Even when I remove "forum" from the url when trying to view a category/topic I still get a message that the page does not exist.

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      • #4
        vBulletin will automatically add a /forum/ into the URL for forum content. If you're in a directory of /forum/ the url will be /forum/forum/etc...

        Look above.
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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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        • #5
          I appreciate the help.

          I wish that I had used a different word when installing

          But even so, I am still getting the same message, that the page does not exist.

          http://www.dclfishextenders.com

          BTW I have not yet removed the old files.

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          • #6
            The problem was indeed the fact that I had not deleted the (old) directory named "forum"

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