I’m migrating from vanilla to discourse, and we’ve decided to start fresh rather than import 8 years of topics. The current site is
forums.29th.org, so I figure when I’ve got discourse fully up and running I’ll make discourse
forums.29th.org and move vanilla to something else, like
vanilla.29th.org (actually struggling to think of a good URL convention as we have several old forums at this point!)
So I’d like to redirect requests matching vanilla’s URL pattern to the other domain. This would be very easy with an nginx rule, but (a) I wanted to check whether it was possible to use a built-in feature of discourse, like Permalinks, and (b) if not, I wanted to ask how I’m meant to edit the nginx config the right way (it would be great if I could version control it too).
For conetxt, the vanilla topic URLs look like this: