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Considering converting from IPB 3

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by actionmedia, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    I currently have the latest version of IPB 3. I continue to see Xenforo sites ranking higher than IPB sites.

    I have 1.5 million posts, and around 15,000 images in the gallery.

    Is it possible to convert this many posts? If so, roughly how long will it take?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is a built in IPB 3.x importer which will handle that many posts.

    The pre-sales FAQ shows what is imported: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/

    It's not really possible to give a time, it depends on server spec's and configuration.

    Note that there isn't a gallery in the default core software, you would need a third party add-on to replicate it.
  3. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    Hi Brogan,

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Currently my forum is under a folder /forums

    Can I create xenforo under /xenforo, and then run the import. After the import is completed, can I change the directory to /forums?

    Lastly, will my old URL's automatically have a 301 redirect to the new xenforo url? I'd hate to lose all of my backlinks.

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, that's fine.
    I wouldn't recommend using /forums though, as the default route for forums is also /forums, which would result in /forums/forums.

    There are redirection scripts available: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/redirection-scripts.2/
  5. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    My current default url is: domain.com/forums

    Will I be able to preserve this same URL if I switch to xenforo?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. actionmedia

    actionmedia Active Member

    I see what you're saying now. So I would follow the same structure you have: /community/forums

    As long as I can 301 redirect effectively, this would be fine.

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