• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

XF 1.4 IPB 3.4.7 --> XENFORO Migration problem


New member
Hi ! I have a problem with migrataion from IPB 3.4.7
IPB database encoding utf8_general_ci but have a Cyrillic symbols (see attach)
When I import data and all is done - i see XenForo with this Cyrillic symbols...
Please help and sorry for my English

Снимок экрана 2015-03-12 в 14.13.11.png Снимок экрана 2015-03-12 в 14.12.38.png

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
What is the URL of your IPB forum?

The IPB importer pulls the charset from IPB's database. Perhaps this is set incorrectly. I would like to look at your IPB forum to see what encoding it is using.


XenForo developer
Staff member
Are you saying that the import looks like it does in phpMyAdmin? In that case, you likely need to redo the import (restore to a pre-import state or reinstall XF) and choose the option to force a character set when starting up. First try:


If that doesn't resolve the issue (I suspect it will), you can try:



New member
In phpmyadmin Russian words looks like:

Поиск торговых систем и стр...

I neet choose in "Force Character Set:" - latin1 ? right?