Convert SMF 2.0.1 to Xenforo

Sabius

Member
I have an SMF 2.0.1 (behind by several versions) forum that I want to convert to Xenforo 2.

I've searched quite a bit and have not found much in terms of successful conversions. The most recent thread I found says you need to install Xenforo 1.5 first, then do a conversion, then upgrade to Xenforo 2. I'm not sure if this is still the proper way to go about it or if there is a revised conversion process.

Speaking of, what would be the official conversion process for SMF 2.0.1 to Xenforo2? I'd like to get a confirmation. Also, are there any known issues with this type of conversion that I need to think about?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
I've searched quite a bit and have not found much in terms of successful conversions. The most recent thread I found says you need to install Xenforo 1.5 first, then do a conversion, then upgrade to Xenforo 2. I'm not sure if this is still the proper way to go about it or if there is a revised conversion process.
That's still the correct process right now.

The process should be fairly straight forward. No known issues - the SMF importer is mostly tried and tested. That said, we'd strongly recommend doing several test imports before committing to a final migration so you can be sure that everything works correctly.
 

Sabius

Member
So as far as using the importer, do I just need to have a copy of the the current SMF database available in MySql? Do I need any of the SMF php pages functional? I'm planning to migrate to a completely new server for Xenforo, so I my plan is to provide a copy of the MySql DB for the converter and nothing else.
 

KensonPlays

Well-known member
Early welcome to the Xenforo Family! I also converted from SMF 2.x, but my forum was so new, it wasn’t worth importing from with such low amounts of content (mostly from me).

If you have any questions about some SMF feature, with XF’s version of it, I can try to help.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
Como convierto?? Tengo smf 2.0.15
El soporte del foro se proporciona en inglés. Y sí, SMF se puede convertir, pero el convertidor es BETA. Cómo se proporciona, si se necesita ayuda, después de comprar una licencia.

In English (the above is a Google translation and why support is provided in English).
Forum support is provided in English. And yes, SMF can be converted, but the converter is BETA. The how is provided, if assistance is needed, after buying a license.
 

gohanjaja

New member
El soporte del foro se proporciona en inglés. Y sí, SMF se puede convertir, pero el convertidor es BETA. Cómo se proporciona, si se necesita ayuda, después de comprar una licencia.

In English (the above is a Google translation and why support is provided in English).
Forum support is provided in English. And yes, SMF can be converted, but the converter is BETA. The how is provided, if assistance is needed, after buying a license.
I understand, where did I download the converter? I already have a license. Thanks so match
 

ozzy47

Well-known member
You would need to import into XF1 then upgrade to XF2.

Version 1.5 of XenForo supports importing data from the following:

  • vBulletin 3.6, 3.7/3.8, and 4.x
  • IP.Board 3.1, 3.2/3.3, 3.4, and 4.0/4.1/4.2
  • phpBB 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x
  • MyBB 1.6/1.8
  • SMF 2.0
  • XenForo 1.2+

At the time of writing, XenForo 2 supports importing data from the following sources:

  • XenForo 2
  • vBulletin 3.6 to 5.3
 

KensonPlays

Well-known member
You would need to import into XF1 then upgrade to XF2.

Version 1.5 of XenForo supports importing data from the following:

  • vBulletin 3.6, 3.7/3.8, and 4.x
  • IP.Board 3.1, 3.2/3.3, 3.4, and 4.0/4.1/4.2
  • phpBB 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x
  • MyBB 1.6/1.8
  • SMF 2.0
  • XenForo 1.2+

At the time of writing, XenForo 2 supports importing data from the following sources:

  • XenForo 2
  • vBulletin 3.6 to 5.3
Would be nice if XF2 supported ips 4.3.. lol (most recent)
 

b4pjoe

New member
Is it still the case that I need to "install Xenforo 1.5 first, then do a conversion, then upgrade to Xenforo 2"? Or has a convertor for SMF 2.0.x been added to Xenforo 2 since this thread was started in March 2018?
 
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