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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ian, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Ian

    Ian Member

    What importers are planned for this software?

    Will there be free importers or will there be a fee?
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Given our background, we have a fully-armed and operational vBulletin 3.x importer ready. We also have a tool that you can deploy that will catch links destined for forums, threads, posts etc. from your old board and redirect them (with a 301) to the newly-imported XenForo versions, so that Google and users coming from search engines are seamlessly directed to your XenForo content (and Google will register the 301 redirect so you there will be no penalty for the change of URL scheme.

    We will likely offer a vBulletin 4 importer, as the database schema is largely identical to vBulletin 3 with a few minor exceptions.

    I would also like to have an IPB 3.x importer ready, but I can't say exactly when that will be.
  3. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    Kier, will password conversion be a focus when you convert from another forum software to XenForo?
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

  5. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    Lovely. Very interested to see the thing closer to final.
  6. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! that's exactly what I had in my mind!
  7. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Will their be imports for other boards to? As right now i run vBulletin 3.8.x so hearing the importer makes me happy :)
  8. Hemanth

    Hemanth Member

    Kier, can the redirect tool be configured to 301 vBSEO urls?
  9. Sonic2k

    Sonic2k Member

    I hope there will be also a importer for software like mybb (or phpbb, smf etc.)
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  10. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    I think it can. The vBSEO rewrite rules actually calls the vBulletin URL structure after all.
  11. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    If there is not an importer for those solutions and you have a vBulletin license you can ultimately import to vBulletin and then import again to XF. It's not the best approach but surely it works.
  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well, if the vBSEO rewrite rules were left in place, they would redirect to the standard vBulletin URLs, which would then be redirected to XenForo, unless I'm much mistaken.
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  13. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

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  14. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    Once you have a few importers in place, it's not that hard to find a path or develop more.
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  15. Mayers

    Mayers Member

    I'd love to see an importer for MyBB. I have a few MyBB forums but there is one site I own and I think this software would go over very well on :).
    Mark.M likes this.
  16. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    Needs vB4 importer;)
    Ranger375, Puntocom, Alien and 2 others like this.
  17. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Active Member

    A MyBB importer wouldn't be all that hard, considering they already have a vB3 Importer to go off of.

    The Database Schema's between vB3 and MyBB aren't that far off from each other.

    As I recall, many years ago Jerry said he could write the MyBB ImpEx module blindfolded because the schema's were so close. :D
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  18. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    I honestly don't get the need of a vB3 and then a vB4 importer considering that vB3 converters going to elsewhere have worked near-flawlessly with vB4, unless there's a lot of stuff that XenForo will convert that other converters will not.
  19. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Who would know better? :p

    Good to see you Jerry! ::waves::
    We've never forgotten your help in migrating from WoWBB yea many years ago ;).
  20. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    Welcome :)

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