I've closed my old SMF forum which was on a shared hosting account.
I've setup a new WP blog on my Apache/CentOS/Plesk VPS
I've copied part of the forum postings to blog articles (using a WP bbcode plugin). I've also copied the URLs of the old forum postings. I used the SMF "Pretty Urls mod", so the URLs of the SMF forum were readable and seo friendly.
I've created a domain in plesk for my old forum and pointed the old domain name to my domain in plesk on my VPS. I also created the folder "smf" with only a .htaccess file. I also put the .htaccess file in the root. For the rest the domain is empty.
I use this rule:
Redirect 301 /smf/blabla/my-seo-friendly-smf-forum-post/ http://mynewwpblog.com/?p=123
When I type the complete old forum URL http://myoldsmfforum.com/smf/blabla/my-seo-friendly-smf-forum-post/ in Firefox, I get this message:
The requested URL /smf/blabla/my-seo-friendly-smf-forum-post/ was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at mynewwpblog.com Port 80"
My server is reached, but it seems to look for the old forum URL rather than the new WP URL?
Thanks for any help!