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XF 1.4 Is it possible to convert WordPress to XenForo?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by W.D, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. W.D

    W.D Active Member

    I recently bought a WordPress blog but I want to convert that site into a forum keeping all content from WP, I don't see any threads or importers for XenForo other then converting it to vBulletin then to XenForo but vBulletin being the great company, sorry my bad, complete and utter rubbish company run by idiots has decided to remove impex from their lovely, again sorry, rubbish website and tells us it's now on GitHub but without a single link to it.

    Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks.
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no direct import path from WordPress.

    You would need to do a double import, first converting to software for which there is an importer.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Here is one way:


    But the vB4 import path is getting old and requires a vB license so I don't recommend it.

    The important part is step #7. Similar queries could be used to insert directly into XenForo's thread and post tables instead of using vB as an intermediary. They would all be "guest" posts (no user accounts are imported). Reassociating posts by username is possible if any of the users have re-registered on your XF forum.

    Or hire me to do it for you (send me a PM).
  4. W.D

    W.D Active Member

    As @Brogan said I was aware I would need a double import the killer is vBulletin have removed the impex system and no longer give downloads, they say it's on github but resulted in 2 hours searching and multiple dead ends..

    I'm not worried about the users/comments as 98% are spammers it was the main posts, but meh there's only 104 I'll repost by hand I think.

    Thanks for the advise and if I change my mind I'll PM you @Jake Bunce

  5. Dannymh

    Dannymh Active Member

    This script I wrote will do the posts and content but assumes you have already converted users across.

    It could be very easily adapted to add users too.

    It uses direct database methods though and not the api of either.

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  6. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    How many articles are you trying to move?
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  7. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    This? https://github.com/internetbrands/vbimpex
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  8. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

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  9. Dannymh

    Dannymh Active Member

    It's also superfluous for moving articles from Wordpress to Xenforo, I'd be happy to adapt my script if you need me to
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  10. W.D

    W.D Active Member

    Oh wow, Thank you for this, I couldn't find it for the life of me!

    Nevermind, they didn't even fix it lol

    class wordpress_000 extends ImpExModule
    * Supported version
    * @var string
    var $_product = 'blog';
    var $_version = '2.3.1';
    The DB I have is 3.5.1 sadly.

    It only has 104 articles I already had 30 reposted I think i'll do by hand, thanks again for the help everybody!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
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  11. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I have once converted wp article to xenforo threas using impex and success.
  12. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

    Do you do custom moves? I'm looking to move my wordpress homepage into my forums, that way i can get rid of wordpress. Would love to be able to do that.
  13. Dannymh

    Dannymh Active Member


    I created a converter that is available in the converter forums. Moves all Wordpress blog posts across

    Other than that I'm just too busy at the moment to be able to any custom work in a fashion that is timely enough to be a good service for you
  14. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

    @Dannymh - will it move over all the contents of the blog posts, such as any images included?
  15. Dannymh

    Dannymh Active Member

    It brings all posts over to forum posts and leaves the images intact in their current location. So if there is an image in a post it will change it to bbcode to bring it across. It's not perfect but it does a good enough job
  16. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

    ok, so we should leave our wordpress content folder up, just to keep the old images intact, right?
  17. Dannymh

    Dannymh Active Member

  18. ugurkn

    ugurkn Member

    I can do this, you can pm me for more details.

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