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Migrate from IPB3?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Josh111, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Josh111

    Josh111 Member

    Is there any way to migrate user accounts and forum posts from IPB3?
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Josh111

    Josh111 Member

    So I would have to purchase a vBulletin license, install it, run the IPB data through it, and hope the data makes it through two conversions? Has anyone successfully done this?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Quite a few people have imported using Impex, from IPB and phpBB for example.
  5. Josh111

    Josh111 Member

    1. Was it IPB3?

    2. Which version of vBulletin do I have to buy? 3 or 4?
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Impex supports IPB 3 but not the newest versions.. I've lost track but you could ask in vb presales. If anyone is thinking about using Impex to go from ipb to xf, I would encourage them to not upgrade ipb to the newest versions which Impex may not support.

    Any version of vb you want to buy that has download access would suffice. The version you need would be vb3.7 or vb3.8...

    Alternatively Floris over at xenfans performs conversion services, I believe he does IPB.
  7. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Ummm ... Don't buy vBulletin.

    Yea. I have some good solutions for you.
    You have turned off Conversations, so I couldn't reach you.
    Could you turn them back on ?

    My suggestion would be Floris. He's done 20+ IPB conversions already.
    contact him at contact@xenfans.com
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  9. Josh111

    Josh111 Member

    Okay, so it sounds like it's not a problem to migrate forum data.

    Blogs are critical for me. I'll investigate the WordPress integration and see if it is feasible to transfer that data. If we lost our blog data, my users would never trust my site again.

    I'm still waiting to see if my IPB skin will work out, but my fourth web designer has stopped responding to emails. :(
  10. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    I have converted my IPB 3.1.2 site to xF by way of Impex. I know Floris does this for a small fee, which I think is reasonable, so I would agree with the others, if you don't have vB or have a friend with vB that could do it for you, then I would go to Floris vs buying vB.

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  11. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    Do IPB blogs like vB Blogs allow users to say convert a forum post to the blogs?
  12. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    I'd give Floris the business and just have him transfer everything. From those I've talked to he does really great work, and you won't need to fork over the cash for VB (nor do I recommend buying VB).


    Scroll down to convert services.
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  13. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    after contacting kier about ipb conversion he didnt deny it wouldnt be produced so i would say dont buy additonal service of conversion when you can get something for free. Wait till stable release is out and see if import is supporting ipb
  14. Josh111

    Josh111 Member

    I have no idea.
  15. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    Well if you need help let me know.

    I think I might have a way to save your blogs as well.
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Josh111: Convert the Blogs to Wordpress.
  17. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I think Brandon on our team has a way to convert vB4/vB3 cms/blogs/gallery/etc to XenForo.
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That should be contact@xenfans.com - :)
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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