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Migrating vbulletin 4.0 + vbulletin blog to XF ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by woofster, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. woofster

    woofster New Member

    Yes, I asked this about two months ago.

    Any heartbeat on being able to port our vb blog to XF ?

    We see the main forum will port fine.

  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    PaulM's importer will place the blogs within a forum on Xenforo, however as there is no official blog system yet there is no official support for the import of blogs.

    If you find a blog system you like however, contact Robbo and he would probably be able to discuss a reasonable price for having them custom imported for you :)
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Took lots of work .. but HTH.

    [LN] Blog - an excellent blog.

    import from vB4 - You can import vB4 blog into LN Blog.
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  4. woofster

    woofster New Member


    I think the best for us to give the XF team another few months, and see where blogging stands. We have a couple of choices:

    - Move forum to XF, move blog to something else
    - Give XF time to mature, see where we stand
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I would suggest there is close to zero chance of a Blog made by xenforo.com in the next 3 months.
    Kier did make the vB3 blog, mind you.

    Forum = XF, Blog = Wordpress, Bridge xenscripts.com $39.
  6. woofster

    woofster New Member

    I read you!

    We may wait longer!

    A smooth migration, and maintaining urls (inbound links) is very important for us.
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'd say there is only a 20% chance of a blog by xenforo in 2012.
  8. woofster

    woofster New Member

    >> I'd say there is only a 20% chance of a blog by xenforo in 2012.

    Totally understood.

    A clean, easy migration is our #1. We will stay where we are until we see a clear path forward.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Good idea.

    But ...


    Actually vBulletin to xF is a smooth transition.
  10. woofster

    woofster New Member

    We know our vB 4 forums will migrate to xF smoothly.
    But we also have a vB 4 blog.... That is the rub for us right now.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is the Blog that popular ?

    LN Blog is quite good. Seems like there is a import option.
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Importing my vb4 blog to LN blogs was a nightmare. It wasn't even really an import. I just reposted everyone's blogs and comments one by one because the importer failed.

    Good luck.
  13. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    What importer did you use? :confused:
  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Paul M's that only let you convert from vb4 to xf 1.0
  15. woofster

    woofster New Member

    Thanks for the note!

    I really want to use LN Blog, but I fear it is too nichy a product to dive into. We feel kind of burned by the vB blog, which is so lacking, and which has seemingly been abandoned by vB.

    I am currently evaluating:

    - Move vB blog to a "big" blogging platform (wordpress or whatever) and forums to xF
    - Leave blog on vB, move forum to xF
    - Wait a year for xF to have native blog feature, or a really visibly robust blog third party

    Open to all suggestions!
  16. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  17. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Ah... well, there was an importer script that would take those threads and import them into my blog. Doesn't help now, though. :whistle:
  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    lol smh
  19. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    We converted our vB4 blogs to the [LN] Blogs, and used Onimua's import script. It worked absolutely flawlessly and was well worth it.

    If the only thing stopping you from converting now is the blogs, I would suggest checking the blog solution by Onimu. It even comes with a module for the XenPorta frontpage.

    If you want to see a live example of it, www.entropiaplanets.com is running the blogs imported in this way. If you need any assistance with converting, shoot me a PC :) I'd be happy to help.
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  20. woofster

    woofster New Member


    Nice site!

    Great to hear that there is a path. Yes, the blog thing is blocking. I like Onimua's blog app, but I have been so burned with vB blog (and in general) that I really only want to use a very "middle of the road" solution that is actively developed. I fear going from one niche / small footprint blog system to another niche / small footprint blog system.

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