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Add-on Interest for XenForo to XenForo importer?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Naatan, Apr 14, 2012.


Would you be interested in buying an addon that offers the mentioned features?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Maybe

  4. Only if it's really cheap

  1. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, I've been asked to develop a XF to XF importer and am simply wondering whether there is any demand for such an addon.

    Desired import data:
    • Nodes (all types)
      • thread prefixes
    • Threads
    • Posts
      • attachments
    • Users
      • Merge based on email address
      • Conversations
      • Profile Messages
      • Profile stats (trophy points, etc)
      • Following & Followers
      • Alerts & Notifications
    The following would be desirable but would probably not be in the first version
    • Node permissions
    • Usergroups, all imported users will default to a configured usergrous
    • User group promotions
    • User Upgrades
    • Moderator / Admin status
    • Custom user fields
    • User permissions
    The addon would sell for around 40 USD (TBD).
    Please let me know whether you'd be interested in buying an addon that does this for you.
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I could have a use for this...

    Groundwork shown here looks promising, as far as for first version.
  3. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    When you think people will buy other XenForo communities being sold, just to merge the database with their own existing one to make bigger, many would have a use for this I feel.
  4. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    Is this actually being done on a large scale (people buying XF communities)?
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  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yes. I wish there was a way to import everything from xf to xf. I have a few projects that I'd like to import into another existing xf instance.

    I hope this importer is designed with quality in mind, and that it works with importing everything from xf to xf. Minus the skins, of course. :D

    Imports of LIKES is a huge must!

    Oh, and that merge feature needs to be an option.

    I wouldn't put it at $40, but instead $30.
  6. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    That it's designed with quality in mind is a given, that's the only way I wish to work.

    The pricing will be relative to the amount of work I have to put into developing the addon, 30 or 40 dollar won't make a big difference to users buying the addon but it will make a big difference to me covering my costs. That said I'm all for a fair price so it very well may be 30 USD, as said it just depends on the work involved.
  7. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I answered the poll before reading the price. $40 is fair, I assumed a project like this you may have asked more.
  8. mmoore5553

    mmoore5553 Well-Known Member

    40 bucks i feel is fair price considering other plugin costs.
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yes please! I'd buy it now if I could. I have no use for my other xenforo board.
  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I've been working on (lightly playing in free time) developing an importer myself, which would be released for free.

    edit: This was my 600th post
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  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    add in a feature to MERGE users and people will love this :)
    HWS and scarletto like this.
  12. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    I won't reinvent the wheel then, good luck :)

    Congrats on your 600th post.
    Adam Howard likes this.
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Wait, what?

    Do it anyway.
  14. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    I have no interest in spending my time developing something that is already being developed, I'd rather spend that time working on something original.

    Plus, there'd be little interest for me to release a paid version where a free one is available. Sure I could make it stand out one way or another, but the fact is that it would still severely affect the amount of sales I would get.
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Do an album modification. If it has friend's list only albums as an option, I'd buy it. There are no album addons for xenforo that support an option that basic.
  16. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Hell yer... XF to XF importer would be awesome.
  17. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    yes please, I'd drop 40 today on it if I could import everything from another xenforo database
  18. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Heh. I was hired to do this to the user albums addon. Terrible hacks though.
  19. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    maybe, if I don' tmove the best data manually before.
  20. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    How is this going?
    I'd still like to be able to import xenforo to xenforo and associate the users

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