Handy tip number 7


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Don't use custom BB Code.

I've just imported my phpBB forum to vB and it's not pretty.

It looks like someone dropped an IED into the post table

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
So the idea here is .... bbcode tags give migration problems ?
Is the problem that the Tags remain ? ie. [ wiki ] whatever [ / wiki ]

I wonder if the BBcode Manager could somehow enable Xenforo users to migrate to another forum (if they had to) in a more effective way ?


Well-known member
I absolutely hate custom bb codes for the exact same reason. It's not something a table dump and some regex magic using sed/awk/perl/whatever cannot solve, but it's still annoying and, depending on the size of the post table, can be extremely time consuming.

Even the different usage of quote tags can be a pain when migrating to a different forum software.


KingK made a bbcode manager that you can use. It lets you make your own bbcode and works great.
I've used 24 custom bbcode on wetalk network and converted them all.