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# 1  
Old 10-23-2013
Blade Removing VBSEO for vbulletin Reverting back to vbulletin URLs

Please note, this information was copied from vbseo.com, now showing a database error. This is posted for reference since vbSEO seems to be going out of business:

If you ever need to uninstall vBSEO , you can use the following instructions. Make sure you carefully follow each step.
  • Login to your vBSEO Cp and disable vBSEO
  • Login to your Admincp and Browse to Plugins & Products
  • Uninstall vBSEO product file , on the next step you’ll be given 2 options
  • If you ever plan to install vBSEO on the same domain , choose Keep vBSEO data in Database
  • If you will not use vBSEO again choose Cleanup vBSEO Data
  • Delete all files include .htaccess from your server via ftp. You can find the list of files that needs to be deleted below.

Files that needs to be deleted

Code:
admincp
admin_vbseo.php
clientscript
vbseo_ajax.js
images
vbseo
anchor.png
delicious.gif
digg.gif
facebook.gif
furl.gif
goto_linkbacks.gif
linkback.gif
linkback_about.gif
linkback_url.gif
mister-wong
pingback.gif
post_linkback.gif
reddit.gif
refback.gif
spurl.gif
technorati.gif
trackback.gif
includes
cron
vbseo_serviceupdate.php
xml
bitfield_vbseo.xml
cpnav_vbseo.xml
vbseo_urls_001.xml
vbseo_urls_002.xml
vbseo_urls_003.xml
vbseo_urls_004.xml
vbseo_urls_005.xml
vbseo_urls_006.xml
vbseocp_deutsch (du).xml
vbseocp_deutsch (sie).xml
vbseocp_dutch.xml
vbseocp_english.xml
vbseocp_russian.xml
vbseocp_turkce.xml
functions_vbseo.php
functions_vbseo_cache.php
functions_vbseo_createurl.php
functions_vbseo_crr.php
functions_vbseo_db.php
functions_vbseo_hook.php
functions_vbseo_linkback.php
functions_vbseo_misc.php
functions_vbseo_pre.php
functions_vbseo_seo.php
functions_vbseo_startup.php
functions_vbseo_url.php
functions_vbseo_vb.php
md5_sums_crawlability_vbseo.php
modcp
vbseo_moderate.php
vbseo.php
vbseocp.php
vbseocpform.php
.htaccess

After uninstallation you can also redirect your indexed content to original vBulletin urls. Please carefully check the rewrite rules and use the one that fits your current url structure. If your url structure isn’t listed below please post a sample example so we can supply the correct rules.

If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadid-threadname.html use the following .htaccess

Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/([0-9]+)-[^/]+\.html http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]


If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadname-threadid.html use the following .htaccess


Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/[^/]+-([0-9]+)\.html http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]


If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadname-threadid/ use the following .htaccess


Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule [^/]+/[^/]+-([0-9]+)/ http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

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# 2  
Old 10-24-2013
Here is a screenshot of the vBSEO "database error".... hence the need to repost some of their reference information. Looks like they are going out of business for sure. Many vB forums (including ours) use vBSEO, so this is having a impact on many forums.
-screen-shot-2013-10-24-10212-pmpng
# 3  
Old 10-25-2013
Also, for future reference, for vBSEO sitemaps:

Code:
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

# 4  
Old 10-27-2013
Thank you for this post...and Google Search! VBSEO was removed from my site a month ago as we determined it to be the cause of a hack-attack. I need now to clean up the installation as it was simply deleted and ripped out.

I went to simply delete the entries in the .htaaccess and delete VBSEO.php and learned within seconds that i just affected all search resluts as the URLS had changed. My URLs are a bit different as your examples and are just the id such as:

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Removed Link. If you want help on mod_rewrite. post the URLs without the domain (FQDN).


Can you please figure out and post the rewrite url for this?

Also, can I simply delete the VBSEO rewrites as well? This is what I have:
Code:
RewriteRule ^((urllist|sitemap_).*\.(xml|txt)(\.gz)?)$ vbseo_sitemap/vbseo_getsitemap.php?sitemap=$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(admincp/|modcp/|cron|vbseo_sitemap)
RewriteRule ^((archive/)?(.*\.php(/.*)?))$ vbseo.php [L,QSA]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !/(admincp|modcp|clientscript|cpstyles|images)/
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ vbseo.php [L,QSA]

# 5  
Old 10-27-2013
Well, you can do that; but best you mod_rewrite the old vBSEO URLs to your new URL format.

You want 301 redirects, not 404 file not found errors.
# 6  
Old 10-27-2013
Confused...

The code I pasted was the code that was originally in the .htaaccess file. I was hoping you could help me along with the correct rewrite rule (similar to what you did above) where my link is only the threadid alone and not filename and threadid. That was why I gave the example. (/Forums/ssd-beginners-guide-discussion/1830.htm)

To be clear, I want to delete that code and redirect to the original urls and ensure seo is proper.

Last edited by TheSSDReview; 10-27-2013 at 06:31 PM..
# 7  
Old 10-27-2013
You gave only the example of the URL that needs to be written. You also need to provide the example URL you want to be rewritten to ....

Every forum is unique in how the manage the URLs and SEO, so you must be very specific.

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