Best approach to seamless transition?


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I think I'm ready to make a purchase. The only question I have is what is the best procedure to convert a forum over.

Currently my forum is

I want to create a fully operational xenforo install and import to it. Can I do this at say and then once I have it styled, users imported, and mods familiar with it, move it?

Is it as simple as moving the directory of /xenforo to /forum after clearning out the /forum directory?

The goal is, old forum is running, make the new xenforo forum fully functional then flip the switch so to speak. What is the easiest way to accomplish that? Obviously I'd have to import everything to the xenforo etc.