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Converting from MyBB to vB to Xenforo?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Joshua, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Joshua

    Joshua Active Member

    I'm curious if anyone out there in the ether has done a successful conversion from MyBB to Xenforo through vB. I read a couple accounts that made it sound like they lost a significant amount of data in the merger. I'd like to avoid that if at all possible. If it's not possible, has anyone used gConverter? Their website is rife with typos and the "lead developer" doesn't seem to pay much attention to detail...
    What are my options? MyBB seems like it's going downhill lately and I want out before the ship sinks!
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have done double imports before. Some common problems:

    1) Group and forum permissions are not imported. You will need to redo those after the import.

    2) Passwords might not be imported in which case your users will need to request new passwords via email.

    3) Formatting in imported posts might need some cleanup using this addon:

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/post-content-find-replace.6548/
     
  3. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    I've done a Vanilla > smf > vb > xf move as well as a mybb > vb> xf move

    Jakes advice above is spot on in regards to what will happen
     

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