Removing VBSEO for vbulletin 4 – Reverting back to vbulletin URLs

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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
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