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Importing IPB into XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by AquilaTempestas, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone.

    I've been using IPB for several years now, but recently the site has been crashing multiple times and I'm beginning to tire of it. Right now, my IPB board is broken and can't be used.

    If I purchased XenForo, is it possible to import my current IPB board into XenForo? Will it work here despite it not working on IPB?

    If yes, how would I go about importing my IPB board into XenForo?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

  3. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    see this https://xenforo.com/community/threads/ipb-4-0-importer.96085/ and this one to http://profprojects.com/category/migration-services/forum-to-forum-migration/
  4. Thanks for the help.

    Just another question - if my IPB site isn't currently working because of a fatal error *due to a plugin*, will a migration to XenForo also fail?
  5. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    have no idea?
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We only need the database and data files (avatars, attachments, etc). Generally speaking, add-ons shouldn't interfere.
    DarkGizmo likes this.
  7. rv65

    rv65 Active Member

    Should have no problems. I have imported from MyBB, and it is a pretty straight forward process. I do recommend doing a test import or two, to see if everything checks out. I too had addons on my MyBB site, and XF does not care about it!
  8. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    Add-ons won't be an issue. The importer will strip non-vanilla tables from the database during the import process so it won't matter and should import properly without issues. :)

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