Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Josh111, Jan 6, 2011.
Is there any way to migrate user accounts and forum posts from IPB3?
The list of importers currently available is in the FAQ here: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/
If an importer isn't available then there is the option of going via vBulletin using Impex.
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?
Quite a few people have imported using Impex, from IPB and phpBB for example.
1. Was it IPB3?
2. Which version of vBulletin do I have to buy? 3 or 4?
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Do IPB blogs like vB Blogs allow users to say convert a forum post to the blogs?
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.
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
I have no idea.
Well if you need help let me know.
I think I might have a way to save your blogs as well.
Josh111: Convert the Blogs to Wordpress.
I think Brandon on our team has a way to convert vB4/vB3 cms/blogs/gallery/etc to XenForo.
That should be firstname.lastname@example.org -
Separate names with a comma.