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Importing forums from vBulletin to Xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by rah350z, May 19, 2014.

  1. rah350z

    rah350z Member

    I'm a current vBulletin user and after much headaches with the security of the software and lack of support, I've decided that I wanted to switch to a new forum software. I'm currently looking at both xenforo and iPB. One thing I like about xenforo is that it has an importer built into it.

    So I decided to create a demo forum to see how it works, and the importing of the Usergroups, Users, Buddy/Ignore lists, and Profile Comments all work. No other data gets imported. I'm worried about the forums not being able to import as a whole.

    I'm currently using vbulletin 4.2.2 PL1.
     
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It also imports threads, posts, and private messages.

    What data are you worried about?
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The screenshot in the pre-sales FAQ in my signature shows what is imported with the official importer.
     
  4. Freddie Agricola

    Freddie Agricola Active Member

    How are you importing into the demo?

    Edit: Fair enough.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It is possible, but not easy nor recommended by us.
     
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If your host enables remote connections, some data can be imported.
     
  7. rah350z

    rah350z Member

    What I mean is that I've successfully imported Usergroups, Users, Buddy/Ignore lists, and Profile Comments.

    As far as the rest goes (Custom User Fields, Custom Avatars, Paid Subscriptions, Private Messages, Forums, Moderators, Thread Prefixes, Threads and Posts, Post Edit History, Polls, Attached Files, Positive Reputation, and Infractions) they do not get imported using the internal "Import External Data" under the Tools tab in ACP.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Importing is not officially supported in the online demo.
     
  9. rah350z

    rah350z Member

    If it is not officially supported, how will I know if the import will actually succeed? This would be a big factor in switching my board.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For the simple fact that thousands of existing customers have already imported.

    The importer is tried and tested.
     
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  11. rah350z

    rah350z Member

    On the off chance something does go wrong, and the importer doesn't work as planned. What are my options then?
     
  12. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Someone will be able to help you out :)
     
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  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We've never had that happen so far :)
     
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  14. Freddie Agricola

    Freddie Agricola Active Member

    The community here is really excellent at providing support. I would be surprised if they could not help out.

    There is also the avenue of support tickets to get help from the mods + devs.
     
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