Moving Vanilla from Subdirectory to Subdomain
I have vanilla forum as subdirectory along with my blog at www.gtricks.com/forum
After the recent panda attack and talking to few SEO masters, they advised me to move to subdomain as it will be treated differently by Google and help me recover.
I have some 200 threads and 1000 users on the forum which I would like to move to a subdomain.
Effectively, I want to move from www.gtricks.com/forum to forum.gtricks.com
Does Vanilla provides this functionality like the wordpress? What should I do. Is simple htaccess modification like shown below enough?
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^forum/(.*) http://forum.gtricks.com/$1 [R=301,NC]