Just be aware that the ipb -> vb -> xf route relies on the Impex importer, and what versions of ipb it supports. It could take time to update Impex for newer ipb versions.I will continue with IPB and it may well be that my plans pan-out and I don't move at all (there's 3.2 in the making that may tick a lot of the missing boxes for me), but I just wanted to know how other people's moves had gone and how their members had responded to it in case I do decide to move.
Shaun you are not getting on the insane upgrade path IPB announced recently are you? That's been the final straw for me, have ditched upgrading skins and pretty much walked away from the mess.I'm going to update to 3.1.4 over the coming weeks and then we'll see what happens both here and at IPS in the New Year.
xF is moving forward at a good pace with new functionality being added all the time - likewise IPB are rolling out new versions of their apps. that look good and offer some great new features too.
Can I also add that IPS have gone out of their way to offer me assistance with CycleChat and given excellent support - and regardless of any decisions I make regarding future software preferences, I have nothing but respect for everyone at IPS. They're "good guys" and a first class team.
Sounds like you haven't tried the WebDAV way of editing templates.I am less inclined to start messing with templates because there are so many of them and I don't like the database-only editing system very much. Yes, I can copy 'n' paste the code into a text editor, but it's difficult to quickly open a batch of templates - you have to open each one in the browser and copy it. Seemingly not a big deal, but it wastes a lot of time when you're wanting to "get in" to modifying your site.
Sounds like you haven't tried the WebDAV way of editing templates.
Watch the videos (part #2 and #3) posted by Kier:
ImpEx Database error
mysql error: Invalid SQL:
pp.notes, pp.links, pp.bio, pp.ta_size, pp.signature, pp.avatar_location, pp.avatar_size, pp.avatar_type
,pf.field_1 AS aim_name,pf.field_2 AS msnname,pf.field_3 AS website,pf.field_4 AS icq_number,pf.field_6 AS location,pf.field_7 AS interests,pf.field_8 AS yahoo,pf.field_12 AS location,pf.field_13 AS interests
FROM members AS m
LEFT JOIN profile_portal AS pp ON (m.member_id = pp.pp_member_id)
LEFT JOIN pfields_content AS pf ON (m.member_id = pf.member_id)
ORDER BY m.member_id
LIMIT 0, 2000
mysql error: Unknown column 'pp.links' in 'field list'
mysql error number: 1054
Date: Monday 06th 2010f December 2010 10:53:19 AM
MySQL error: Unknown column 'pp.links' in 'field list'