Hint: automatic redirect for old forum with firefox addon

PaulSWPaulSW Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in The Commons

I often do a search on the old forums but don't want to always change forum.daz3d.com to forumarchive.daz3d.com manually.

Here is a solution I found for my firefox which works great without editing hostfiles etc.

Download:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/redirector/

Add a new redirect in the addon settings:

Description: DAZ Forum Redirect (or whatever description you like)

Example URL: http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=180260&sid=747540fd78f1631d0a953979f68ccd3a
(this is only to check if redirect works)

Include Pattern: http://forum.daz3d.com/(.*)

Redirect To: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/$1

Pattern Type: Regular Expression

Unescape matches: off
Escape matches: off
Enable: on

Now you can save the pattern or test it. Works easy and nice in the background.
Also all your old forum bookmarks will now work again.

Comments

  • T JaimanT Jaiman Posts: 540
    edited June 2012

    WooHoo! Thanks! That saves me a lot of fiddling, drudgery, and delay.


    Makes googling the old forums a realtime thing again.


    Works perfectly. :coolsmile:

    Post edited by T Jaiman on
  • GranvilleGranville Posts: 188
    edited December 1969

    Wow. It works perfectly - Thanks

  • adamr001adamr001 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    PaulSW said:
    I often do a search on the old forums but don't want to always change forum.daz3d.com to forumarchive.daz3d.com manually.

    Here is a solution I found for my firefox which works great without editing hostfiles etc.

    Download:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/redirector/

    Add a new redirect in the addon settings:

    Description: DAZ Forum Redirect (or whatever description you like)

    Example URL: http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=180260&sid=747540fd78f1631d0a953979f68ccd3a
    (this is only to check if redirect works)

    Include Pattern: http://forum.daz3d.com/(.*)

    Redirect To: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/$1

    Pattern Type: Regular Expression

    Unescape matches: off
    Escape matches: off
    Enable: on

    Now you can save the pattern or test it. Works easy and nice in the background.
    Also all your old forum bookmarks will now work again.


    You know what would be epic? Could you expand this plugin to change the

    postimages/origimage_1_3096345.png
    code to read
    http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3096345.png
    ? Do that and inline images would work...

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,643
    edited December 1969

    That would be great if it did.

  • VaskaniaVaskania Posts: 5,109
    edited December 1969

    adamr001 said:

    You know what would be epic? Could you expand this plugin to change the

    postimages/origimage_1_3096345.png
    code to read
    http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3096345.png
    ? Do that and inline images would work...


    Yes please!

  • ThinMickThinMick Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Example URL: postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg
    Include pattern: ^postimages/(.*)
    Redirect to: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/$1


    If you click 'Test pattern', it says:

    The pattern ^postimages/(.*) matches example URL postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg, and would redirect you to url: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg

    Unfortunately, because the screwed up images don't render as links, it doesn't do anything useful.

    Post edited by ThinMick on
  • CherokeeCherokee Posts: 267
    edited December 1969

    I haven't been able to get this to work.

  • adamr001adamr001 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    ThinMick said:
    Example URL: postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg
    Include pattern: ^postimages/(.*)
    Redirect to: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/$1


    If you click 'Test pattern', it says:

    The pattern ^postimages/(.*) matches example URL postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg, and would redirect you to url: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg

    Unfortunately, because the screwed up images don't render as links, it doesn't do anything useful.

    Really? it durn well ought to... :(

  • ThinMickThinMick Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    adamr001 said:
    ThinMick said:
    Example URL: postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg
    Include pattern: ^postimages/(.*)
    Redirect to: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/$1


    If you click 'Test pattern', it says:

    The pattern ^postimages/(.*) matches example URL postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg, and would redirect you to url: http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3398831.jpg

    Unfortunately, because the screwed up images don't render as links, it doesn't do anything useful.

    Really? it durn well ought to... :(

    It does a redirect on click rather than a rewrite on load, so if nothing gets clicked, there's no change. Since the former images show up as unprocessed html tags... Yeah. Doesn't do anything to them.

  • AndyBerlinAndyBerlin Posts: 0
    edited July 2012

    Thanks! This works very well.


    A solution to show most of the images (except product images from the old store and ArtZone Galleries) and to repair some formatings is the extension FoxReplace.


    I have made a description on my new Homepage. There is also a first substitution for the import in FoxReplace. I hope that helps for some of the problems with the old forum.

    Post edited by AndyBerlin on
Sign In or Register to comment.
Rocket Fuel