Can I migrate my custom forum to Xenforo?

antonino

Member
You will need a specialist to make an add-on that will take on the hard work of transferring all the files, but also the database. Unfortunately, I do not know anyone.
However, it is worth it because the platform is very reliable and your forum will literally take off.
If someone is found to be responsible for the successful transfer of all your data, as I see your forum you will not need anything more than the basic package of $ 160. Most importantly, renewal costs only $ 55 per year.

Φίλε μου, με κλειστά μάτια σου προτείνω την αγορά του Xenforo. Το μόνο δύσκολο στην υπόθεσή σου είναι η ομαλή μεταφορά. Δυστυχώς, δεν έχω τις γνώσεις για να σε βοηθήσω εκεί.
 

archer100

New member
You will need a specialist to make an add-on that will take on the hard work of transferring all the files, but also the database. Unfortunately, I do not know anyone.
However, it is worth it because the platform is very reliable and your forum will literally take off.
If someone is found to be responsible for the successful transfer of all your data, as I see your forum you will not need anything more than the basic package of $ 160. Most importantly, renewal costs only $ 55 per year.

Φίλε μου, με κλειστά μάτια σου προτείνω την αγορά του Xenforo. Το μόνο δύσκολο στην υπόθεσή σου είναι η ομαλή μεταφορά. Δυστυχώς, δεν έχω τις γνώσεις για να σε βοηθήσω εκεί.
Thanks my friend. It looks like a one way solution
 
I give up on tranferring my old forum to XenForo, nobody can talk to me or offer a solution. I think I will just start a new forum from scratch here. I'm the Admin of Theology Forums as well.
 

archer100

New member
Regarding my forum, may I ask this:
All I want is to enter some threads, posts and user details in the related tables in the database. My current database is very simple.
I have good knowledge of Python and I can do such tasks if I will have access to the environment.
My question is: Will I have direct access to the database of my new Xenforo forum and be able to do manual changes/updates with Python?

Thanks
 

Blockhead

Member
All I want is to enter some threads, posts and user details in the related tables in the database. My current database is very simple.
I have good knowledge of Python and I can do such tasks if I will have access to the environment.
My question is: Will I have direct access to the database of my new Xenforo forum and be able to do manual changes/updates with Python?
Since XenForo is hosted on your own servers, yes, you do have direct access to the database and from what I've seen the code isn't obfuscated. Although one thing to note is that XenForo is written in PHP so if you want to make an importer yourself you will need some knowledge of that language.
 

Kier

XenForo developer
Staff member
Just a note here to say that if we’re talking about a comprehensive importer that can bring in all data from a complex external source, it‘s quite a complex proposition, but if the requirement is simply to bring across a basic forum structure with threads and posts belonging to users, it’s actually just a few hours work to put together a custom importer because a lot of the heavy lifting is done with the abstract importer tools.
 

archer100

New member
Just a note here to say that if we’re talking about a comprehensive importer that can bring in all data from a complex external source, it‘s quite a complex proposition, but if the requirement is simply to bring across a basic forum structure with threads and posts belonging to users, it’s actually just a few hours work to put together a custom importer because a lot of the heavy lifting is done with the abstract importer tools.
This is exactly the structure of my forum. These 3 tables (threads, posts, users) plus one for categories and one for general categories, and a couple of other tables that have no importance and can be removed. Do you think I can do it manually with Python?
If I have acces to the databse of my new forum, I think it will be pretty easy to just insert the existing records of my current tables, using the respective columns (eg username, email, registration date, location, etc for the users' table and similarly for the rest)
 

Kier

XenForo developer
Staff member
@archer100 i wouldn’t attempt it with Python, there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes to get XF to do what it does, and it would be nigh impossible to capture all that outside of the XF framework, let alone in a different language.

If you can get me a copy of your DB, I might be able to offer a few pointers. You can reach me via https://XenForo.com/contact
 
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