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XF 1.1 convert phpbb forum to xenforo

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by abdfahim, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. abdfahim

    abdfahim Active Member


    Today I have purchased software from Xenforo. Hope to have a great experience with this.

    Just to start with, can anyone please help me giving links to convert existing phpbb forum to XenForo?

    I have phpbb installed in my root, and I want to replace it and install XenForo in my root as well.

    Thanks for help.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1) Install XF in a subdirectory like yoursite.com/xf

    2) Run the import. Here is some documentation:


    3) If you are satisfied with the results of the import then clear out your web root and move the files from /xf to the root. Then update this setting in XF:

    Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Basic Board Information -> Board URL

    4) Then you may wish to setup redirects. See this thread:

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  3. abdfahim

    abdfahim Active Member

    thanks a lot. It's time to try :)
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    The conversion from phpBB3 is pretty painless to Xenforo.
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  5. abdfahim

    abdfahim Active Member


    I think I have managed to import successfully. One confusion though is, shouldn't I remove "install" folder after installation, like most other softs? It is not mentioned in any manual for xenforo, so does it mean "it doesn't matter whether I delete or not"?

    Thanks for the help again.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Nope. XF writes the internal_data/install-lock.php file to lock out the install script.

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