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Drupal 6 to XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by denzil, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. denzil

    denzil Member

    I'm interested in moving my club's forum to the XenForo platform but we're currently on Drupal 6. Are there any resources for making the transition easier? I noticed in the sticky and in the demo that there are importers from vBulletin, IPB, and phpBB but none from Drupal. What would be the easiest way? Drupal -> phpBB -> XenForo? It seems like a rather troublesome process so I'm looking for any help I can get as this is all new to me.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    An intermediary import isn't uncommon.

    It might seem like a troublesome process but overall it's less troublesome than writing a native importer :)

    It works, I'm sure others will elaborate more. I'm no expert on imports.
     
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That would be the easiest yes, or Drupal > Vbulletin 3/4 > XenForo.

    The only reason being there is no direct Drupal > XenForo importer. Importers take a lot of time and effort, so creating one for even a handful of platforms is massively time consuming.
     
  4. denzil

    denzil Member

    Where can I find the importer from Drupal to phpBB? I'm looking to get the process started. I was just wondering if that importer is local to XF's community board. Thanks in advance!
     
  5. denzil

    denzil Member

    Any help, anyone? I'd love to get this started sooner than later.
     
  6. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    You would have to ask over at phpBB for a drupal - phpBB converter.

    I did a quick search then which returned nothing.

    I have found a drupal to SMF converter. I don't know if you can convert from SMF to xenForo yet?

    http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=241557.0

    Might be of some help. You might have to go Drupal - SMF - phpBB - xenForo.
     
  7. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Many times, developers lack the necessary data to create a import routine. Email the Drupal developers and see if they'd be willing to create an importer for XF.
     
  8. denzil

    denzil Member

    Hrm, may be a pain but I suppose if it works, it works.
    I posted in the forums so hopefully I'll hear back soon. Is there another avenue you meant by emailing the Drupal devs?
     
  9. denzil

    denzil Member

    Just wanted to close out that I finally got our forum up (www.bareefers.org) on XF and ended up using a third-party service, gConverter, to do our Drupal to XF migration. For the most part, it went decently smooth but we lost PMs in the process due to the technical differences in the platforms.
     
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