Holy Cow! I Took the Plunge

wickedstangs

Well-known member
Ok, I just purchased Xenforo
now where to start?:) Going to need lots of help, Please be kind..

My ultimate goal is to move my existing forum yes vB 4 :( to Xenforo:)
Not really that big of a forum
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This is my original site http://www.wickedstangs.com
going to try and move everything to http://www.wickedstangs.net (New Server)

Need to Import it and How to?
Can someone lead me in the right directions please.

Things, I like to have:
  • Top Banner across the top
  • Events Calendar with RSVP
  • Photo Gallery
  • Chatbox
  • Portal
  • Advertisement locations (Must Have)
  • Shopping Cart for a couple of items
Here are some ideas and site that helped with my plunge:) thanks..
http://forum.318ti.org/index.php
http://www.hotrodbiker.com/xf/


Reasons for the move. I was checking out all the Xenforo forums and love the look of it.. But, most importantly is speed.

Thanks Everyone
Emilio
 

wickedstangs

Well-known member
thanks everyone.. One thing.. I just installed it and no where does it say to remove the install script? Do I remove the complete Install Folder or just the install/index.php ????
 

wickedstangs

Well-known member
Why change domain extensions? I say stick with the .com first and foremost.
I like to keep both and was going to set it all up and just point .com to the .net. I really like to just keep the .com but, really up to speed with the know hows:)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
thanks everyone.. One thing.. I just installed it and no where does it say to remove the install script? Do I remove the complete Install Folder or just the install/index.php ????
You don't have to remove anything after installation.
 

John

Well-known member
thanks everyone.. One thing.. I just installed it and no where does it say to remove the install script? Do I remove the complete Install Folder or just the install/index.php ????
An install lock file is created after installation to prevent inadvertent re-installs...so nothing needs removing :)
 

wickedstangs

Well-known member
wow, that is cool, thanks very much..

Another question for the Importer do I have to download my entire forum? Or just run Paul's script?
 

Kim

Well-known member
Congrats on your purchase Wickedstangs! Best of luck with the conversion and most of all.... have fun playing with your new xenforo!!! :D
 

Jethro

Well-known member
thanks everyone.. One thing.. I just installed it and no where does it say to remove the install script? Do I remove the complete Install Folder or just the install/index.php ????
Dude don't remove anything, you'll start to see some advantages to that the first time when you upgrade and your board automatically shuts/opens for you :)

Welcome to xenForo.
 

wickedstangs

Well-known member
Another question I just did the importer, lets say I finish the look of the site in a week or so, can I use the importer again before launching the new site?
 

Pope Viper

Well-known member
You can export your modified style (plus save off any files it requires), then re-import/copy over when your migration is done.
 

Edrondol

Well-known member
Yeah, do NOT import more than once! I learned the hard way. If you import more than once it will bring in posts/forums/etc. over and over. Your post counts will be WAY off!
 
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