IPB to XenForo?

gmaister22

Active member
Hey there, i was wondering if its possible to 100% convert every content of the forum?

It's a new forum, so it's really important for me to make it work, i dont want to break anything etc...im running the latest version (3.4.3)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member

gmaister22

Active member
It's a matter of installing XenForo then configuring and running the importer.

You may need to do some post import tasks related to BB Codes, permissions, etc.

You will also need to configure redirects.

This thread will be of some use: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/

The Pre-Sales FAQ includes screenshots: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/

The manual is also worth a read: http://xenforo.com/help/importing/
Brogan you can verify that 3.4.3 works with the converters?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
I have never used it but Bob above has confirmed it does.

The other person who may know is Jake Bunce as he does a lot of imports.
 

gmaister22

Active member
I just purchased xenForo, i run IPB 3.4.4 but when i try to convert it there are options only for IPB 3.1 and 3.2...which one should i select?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
If the schemas are similar then you can try 3.2.

I'm not familiar with the IPB database schemas though.
 

AWS

Well-known member
IPB doesn't change the db schema much until they do a major version upgrade. If they do they make sure to keep backwards compatibility for a few point releases.
 
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