Removing VBSEO for vbulletin 4 – Reverting back to vbulletin URLs

Please note, this thread was sourced from vbseo.com to preserve the information with added info from ourselves, their site has since completely been removed. If you have any issues or questions feel free to post them in the comments section and we will try and help where possible.

Uninstall VBSEO and redirect back to default URLs. 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
  • Remove all traces of VBSEO in the htaccess file
  • Uninstall VBSEO sitemap product

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

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

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]

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

admincp - open folder
admin_vbseo.php
clientscript - open folder
vbseo_ajax.js
images - open folder
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 - open folder
cron- open folder
vbseo_serviceupdate.php
xml- open folder
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- open folder
vbseo_moderate.php
vbseo.php
vbseocp.php
vbseocpform.php
vbseo - folder to be removed
.htaccess - needs to be edited if you have a custom htaccess