XF 1.5 Import: Best way to import XML data as Thread & Posts


I have three huge XML files: Users, Threads and Posts each of which are containing all the necessary information and links to each other.

The XML files are custom formatted (instead of an export from another known forum software) but I'm able to rearrange or rename the file structure.

What would be the best way to import those Users, Threads and Posts into Xenforo?


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Threads and posts will be easy, just map the relevant parts to the xf_post and xf_thread tables.

Users are more difficult, as the data is spread across multiple tables, you may need some sort of custom importer to handle that.