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Best way to go from SMF to XenForo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by MichaelCS, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. MichaelCS

    MichaelCS Member


    What is the easiest way to go from SMF 2.0.8 to XenForo 1.4? I've read that nobody has really made a conversion tool for SMF to XenForo; at least nothing that is current.

    Is there a three step process? Convert the database from SMF to something else and then something else to XenForo? What are the chances of complete success? What all gets broken during a migration like this etc? I have a 5000 member site with 50k posts so would love to not have to press "Reset" if at all possible.

  2. MichaelCS

    MichaelCS Member

    I did ask @RoldanLT his pricing for something like this but in the mean time, and to satisfy my own curiosity, I thought I would see what all would be involved to migrate everything over.
  3. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    That would be the best way. i.e. convert first to a third party and then back to xeforo. The things that you might loose are stuff like passwords for example, but you can send your users a mass email and ask them to reset their passwords.
  4. MichaelCS

    MichaelCS Member

    RoldanLT gave me a fast response price quote that is totally reasonable for a forum our size so I am presenting this to my paid member base to see if they want to convert over and enjoy all the benefits that come with a premium platform like XenForo. Should have answers soon.
  5. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    We can convert your forum as well.

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