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Installing XenForo

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Bob_R, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    OK, Brogan I am now a licensed customer.

    My site already exists on vBulletin, so FileZilla will not let me create the directory/URL that I will want XenForo to take over.

    Can you please explain Step 2 to me. --> http://xenforo.com/help/installation/
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I have moved your post to the support forums. If you are importing from another software, you will need to install it inot a different directory, perform the import and then move the installation after import.
  3. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Is it "in" or "not in"?

    I've bolded my confusion.

    Thanks for your help.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can't install XenForo in the same directory as vB.

    You will need to install it in a different (temporary) directory, then rename/move after the import.
  5. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Got this trying to run the install (Step 4): A username and password are being requested by http://xenforo.com. The site says: "Restricted"
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You are trying to use the XenForo install URL path.

    You should be using your own site URL.
  7. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Sorry for the stupid questions. I appreciate your help.

    So, create a www.example.com with a say forums subdirectory and put the upload directory from XenForo into forums subdirectory?

    The example.com directory would be empty. All the contents from upload go into forums?

    Do not touch my live vBulletin directories structure?
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Create the /forums directory so it's at e.g. www.example.com/forums.

    Then upload the contents of the upload folder to that path.

    Then perform the installation.
  9. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    OK, I have installed XenForo. Added a few add-ons, trying to grasp the permissions language and will import later tonight or tomorrow.

    As far as the vBulletin redirection goes how do I know which one to use? http://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbulletin-4-x-url-redirection.120/

    EDIT: Another question. when should I set up permissions? I guess I can just do it after the import. Or, is it just better to do before the import?

  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    I already chose the vB4 redirection script. But the directions give a choice of: Standard, Basic or Advanced URLs and.or Mod_Rewrite URLs.

    That's my question. I should have been clearer, I suppose.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That depends on how your vB installation is set up.
  13. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

  14. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    I actually now which one to use now. I'm sure I'll be asking more questions before this import is complete but hopefully not.
  15. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    After I Click on the Import External Data icon. all I have is a blank white screen????

    Please advise

    EDIT: I have closed my vBulletin board due to maintenance.
  16. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member


    Noticed these server errors.

    Still getting blank white screen when trying to do import from vbulletin to xenforo.

    Please note i have both boards closed.

    Please advise.

    Attached Files:

  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Which importer are you using?

    That is an error with a third party add-on - ******* post thanks importer.
  18. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you have any add-ons installed?
  20. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member


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