Re: Change URL address?
The symlink would mean old URI’s would still work, but any new URI’s generated (on every new page) would point to the preferred address.
I think it’s maybe also worth adding this to
So that any robots that discover one of the older URLs don’t go indexing what they might consider as duplicate pages.
Longer term you could also add a 301 redirect to htaccess to ensure any links to the old content have rank properly attributed to the new location… but this is probably getting waaay too complex if it’s a new installation.
Another alternative, of course, is to just rename the folder and change your
config.php – it’s more maverick than the symlink approach, but if your forum is new and has no fully qualified self referencing links contained within, then it’s not much of a wrench to just move the whole kaboodle.