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Import phpBB and vBulletin 3.x in to Xenforo?


Active member

I've searched for this and I think the answer is 'yes' - but obviously I'd like to double check before buying the software.

I currently have two forums, lets call them forumA.com and forumB.com.

ForumA.com runs vBulletin 3.8.x
ForumB.com runs phpBB 3.0.12

I want to make ForumA.com my primary forum domain, running Xenforo.

I therefore need to do this (I think?)

1. Buy Xenforo license
2. Import forumA.com data
3. Import forumB.com data

Will this work? Can you import a VB and phpBB forum in to a single XF installation? Does it handle clashing post IDs, usernames, etc?


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Yes, you can do multiple imports into a single XenForo installation.

You will only be able to retain IDs for the first import.

You will be prompted what to do with duplicate names and email addresses.
The options are to rename or merge.


Active member
What happens with the redirect? Is there a copy and paste we can put in to our .htaccess file that will pattern match old phpBB and VB urls and redirect them?