Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by jauburn, Jul 9, 2011.
Can I import an SMF forum into this software?
Which importers/converters are available?
As of 27 May 2011, there were the following importers available:
There are official vBulletin 3.6 and vBulletin 3.7/3.8 importers built in to the software.
There is an official IP.Board 3.1.x importer built in to the software.
An unofficial vBulletin 4.0/4.1 importer is available as an add-on.
An unofficial PunBB 1.2/1.3 importer is available as an add-on.
An unofficial SMF 2 importer is currently being developed.
A lot of people (myself included) have imported via vBulletin using Impex.
What version of Smf do you have?
It is possible to convert if needed SMF-> VB-> XF
Using the latest 1.1.14, not on 2
xfservices.com offers smf -> xenforo convert service. Maybe worth looking into.
In that case a round about conversion would be the best way. i.e. Smf->vb->xenforo. I converted someone 's forum like that a month or so ago and it converted fine.
Yes. The only thing there is that passwords will have to be reset and there are no 301 redirects, but it'll work.
A few other things like attachments, usergroups permissions etc won't be converted either.
Separate names with a comma.