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Made the jump from SMF

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by 28ten, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. 28ten

    28ten Member

    Finally done it :) on Friday I took down my SMF board and converted to XF.
    The process was wasnt the easiest, after much testing I still couldnt get Impex to import all the SMF attachments, so I ended up going from SMF>PHPBB>VB4(impex) >XF :eek: this process does work and I got all the attachments (5gb) into XF without any loss. The only things I lost were passwords and avatars, the latter isnt a problem but the passwords have been more of an issue for some more awkward members :)
    I would have loved some of the 1.1 features but I decided to stick with 1.0 as it is a known quantity, and generally my members really like the change, and I find the admin much easier.
    Nice one XF (y)
    Saeed, Rob Fritz, yavuz and 7 others like this.
  2. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Welcome to XenForo! I wish you and your community best of luck :)
  3. 28ten

    28ten Member

    Thanks chaps, One point worth making is that I made some screencasts for my members explaining the password recovery process, which really helped the process. There have been very few complaints and people have just got on with posting, which is a good sign, I think the clean interface really helps as imho 95% of users just dont want/need 'bells and whistles' it is just about communication.
    Roll on 1.1 stable and thread prefixes.....
    GeeksChat likes this.
  4. tmb

    tmb Active Member

    Should have grabbed the SMF password puller I released in the addon forum. Although going through that many importers it may not have worked.
  5. 28ten

    28ten Member

    SMF to PHPbb was fine it was when I went to impex things went wrong :mad: and I just couldnt get impex to import all the SMF attachments.
    It was also interesting to note that the attachments now take up 3.5gb as opposed to 5gb with SMF which is a real bonus.
  6. tmb

    tmb Active Member

    Yeah I didn't allow attachments on SMF so that saved me some time I'm sure. Glad you got through it without pulling your hair out though. It can be a frustrating process.
  7. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the club! Enjoy your complimentary welcome basket with assorted fruits and shampoos.
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  8. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    you made the right choice (y)losing the password can be an awful thing for many members. Just try to put an alert in the top of the login form informing them to change thier password. If you have any question feel free to ask!
  9. 28ten

    28ten Member

    After 3 days the compliments on the change are coming in, so anybody on the edge...do it(y)

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