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Import two communities into one.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by SOSkr, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. SOSkr

    SOSkr New Member

    Good night.

    Currently I'm very interested in buying XenForo, I currently I have two communities, one with vBulletin, and the other with "IPB" which I want to put together in a single, migrating both to XenForo.

    So, is it possible to migrate these two communities into one installation XenForo? can someone give me an idea of how to do it.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you can use the built in importers to import both into one XenForo instance.

    The pre-sales FAQ in my signature shows what is imported from each one.
  3. SOSkr

    SOSkr New Member

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    I have another question, is no way for a test of these imports, before purchasing the license.

    And another question I have is, I know there may be users with the same name, my solution is to place a prefix before the name, if users want to change the name, then they make a request. Is there any other solution for this problem?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately not, the online demo does not support importing.

    Duplicate names will be flagged during the import - you will be presented with the choice of merging or changing the details.
  5. Hristo Avramov

    Hristo Avramov Active Member

    I recommend you to try in offline version to see if this is possible.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What do you mean by offline version?
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  7. mjda

    mjda Active Member

    Yes this is definitely possible. I didn't merge 2 communities from different softwares, but I did merge 2 forums into 1. I, originally, imported my own forum from vB4 to XenForo a little over a year ago. Then, just last week actually, I imported another forum that I acquired (also vB4). Everything worked flawlessly, and with the help of some of the guys here I was able to redirect all the threads to their new location too. That means that within minutes of making the change Google was already crawling the threads on the new site.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  8. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I merged two communities one from ipb and the other from phpbb, without any problems at all.
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I expect he means a test site?!
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Which would entail either a registered copy of the software (either his or someone that has a test site using a valid copy set up as one) or....... :cautious:
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Create a new directory, install xenForo there, import the vB4 database there, then import the IPB database there. Done.

    Move your xenForo directory to which website you intend to host it at.
  12. SOSkr

    SOSkr New Member

    Thank you very much for your answers, I'll definitely purchase the license XenForo, I really like the features it has.

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