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XF 1.4 Importing Question

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by tylerbr, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. tylerbr

    tylerbr Member

    I was reading the importing tutorial that @Brogan wrote here- https://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/ and although it does look pretty straightforward, I just wanted to confirm this part-

    So if I'm understanding that correctly; I can install xenforo in another directory, then create a new style, and install any of the add-ons I want to use before I import my forum?

    Obviously I don't create any posts, add nodes, etc., but in order for me to set up the forum how I want it, I am going to need to create a super admin account, and log in to make these changes. What happens to this admin account once I import my current software to xenforo?
     
  2. teletubbi

    teletubbi Active Member

    He will still exist.
     
  3. tylerbr

    tylerbr Member

    Thank you. Since I would be user #1 in both my current software as well as the new xen forum I install; and let's say I have 10,000 members-would the xen admin become member 10,001 when importing? Also,when the import was complete, which one would have the super admin status?
     
  4. teletubbi

    teletubbi Active Member

    The new admin keeps the number 1.
    And he will also be the Superadmin.
    This can be changed in config.php
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can rename the super admin to match your existing forum, or set the email address the same, and you will be prompted to merge the accounts.

    Not recommended if you are retaining IDs and your user ID on the forum to be imported isn't 1.
     
  6. tylerbr

    tylerbr Member

    LOL, ok so now I'm confused. If the new xen admin becomes user #1, what happens to my current softwares's #1 (me- with all of my posts, join date, etc. ) What user # does my current username become?
     
  7. tylerbr

    tylerbr Member

    Ah, I didn't see this post before my last reply. My user ID on my current forum is #1, so since they are both the same, merging accounts would be the best way to go then?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you can merge them.
     
  9. tylerbr

    tylerbr Member

    Great. Thank you both for the help; much appreciated.
     

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