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XF 1.4 Importing vBulletin

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by iguanairs, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. iguanairs

    iguanairs Member

    I have already used the vBulletin importer on one of my licenses. I have since been developing the website on a hidden domain. The site I am porting over to Xenforo was heavily modified and contained thousands of custom templates. Those templates have since (85% so far) been ported over to Xenforos system using widgets and pages. I am trying to figure out my best approach for the final import of my actual website.

    What I am wondering is if I can import my vBulletin website over the import I already did. I have 500k+ posts and am not sure if this would be an issue or not.

    I was thinking that I could install a clean instance of Xenforo and then download the modifications I have made and do them on the clean Xenforo, and then import my vBulletin if I have to. This will be a lot of work so I would like to avoid doing this if I can.

    Is there another option I am missing? I want the import to go as smooth as possible (which it did on the first import) and am trying to stay ahead by getting advice now.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Your plan is correct.
  3. iguanairs

    iguanairs Member

    Which one? lmao I am trying to figure out which route would work best.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That would result in duplicate content.

    This is one method: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/

    As you already have content though, the other option you mention is the best method.
    iguanairs likes this.

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