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Migrating from not well-known forum to xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by octabrain, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. octabrain

    octabrain Member

    Hi there,

    we are planning to upgrade our forum software. Our old forum is using a software called ilch, for which there is obviously no premade importer to get our data from there into xenforo.
    So we, or in that case I, would have to write our own script to do that.

    And while I know a bit about PHP and SQL, I have no experience in migrating forums.
    Are there any resources available on how to write an importer for that from scratch? What pitfalls there might be, what to consider and all that?

    That might not really be a xenforo-specific question, but since we're looking at buying xenforo, I might as well ask here.
     
  2. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    if there importer FROM ILCH to Mybb, PHPbb or SMF, you can convert it, then convert to Xenforo.
     
  3. octabrain

    octabrain Member

    Hey there,
    yeah, I was thinking about that too. But unfortunately I haven't found any yet. It is really a small not widely used platform.
    So I'm afraid I'll have to do it myself...
     
  4. ugurkn

    ugurkn Member

    I can do it professionally pm me your contact details.
     
  5. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Hello,

    Have a look at the Importers category in the Resource Manager.

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/importers.4/
     

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