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XF 1.4 Importing from mybb

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by NeoCHI, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    I'm thinking about importing a mybb forum to xenforo but I'm alittle confused about how start. My guess is I'd want to install xenForo on the same server as my current mybb forum, but then how would I see it without assigning it to a domain?

    Can someone provide step by step instructions on how to go about this? or is there a guide somewhere already?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Create a directory on your existing server/domain, e.g. /xf.

    Install XenForo into that directory.

    So you will now have:
    domain.com - myBB
    domain.com/xf - XenForo​

    Set it all up, run the import.
    Once you're happy, archive/move the myBB installation and move the XF installation to the domain root.

    This guide may also be of some use: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/
     
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  3. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    What about redirection? Is there anything that can help me in this aspect for mybb?
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Redirection isn't a problem. But each case can be a little different. If you post example old and new URLs then I can provide exact instructions.
     
  5. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    Hmm, everything was fine until I moved the myBB into archive/ and XF installation into the domain root.

    The index page is showing up fine but when I click into any forums or threads it shows a 404...any ideas :(
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like a Friendly URLs issue.

    Did you also move the hidden .htaccess file?
     
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  7. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    Yup spot on!
     
  8. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    One of my moderators can't edit their sig for some reason...he's getting "You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action", but when I check permissions for sigs in group permissions they all seem to be enabled. Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use the permissions analyser to determine how the final value is being set.
     
  10. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    They look good

    Signature Permissions

    Edit signature:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow basic text formatting (bold, italic, etc):
    Yes (Details)
    Allow extended text formatting (color, font, size):
    Yes (Details)
    Allow alignment changes:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow lists:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow images:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow links:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow embedded media:
    Yes (Details)
    Allow block tags (code, quote, etc):
    Yes (Details)
    Maximum printable characters:
    0 (Details)
    Maximum lines:
    0 (Details)
    Maximum links:
    0 (Details)
    Maximum images:
    0 (Details)
    Maximum smilies:
    0 (Details)
    Maximum text size (1 - 7):
    0 (Details)
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You might want to increase that, along with the others.
     
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