Thank you so much. Fast, excellent service. I couldn't ask for better tech support! It is a relief to know I can contact someone if I'm having problems with my forums.
Best way to reach out is via conversations or our website in my signature. I'm not sure why, but I did not receive a reply notification to this thread. I'm going to check that now.Hi there,
I own a forum (441,000 posts) that's run on phpBB 3.2.0. I have just purchased a Xenforo license and was hoping to hire you for the migration process. I am looking to maintain all forums, posts, and users mainly, the rest is secondary.
1 question though. If the migration works, will the username and passwords of all users remain the same? What is the protocol for that?
Hope to be in touch with you soon.
Thank you for your very kind words.I want to heartily endorse Ken Payne and Driven2’s services.
Ken was our consultant in migrating a venerable 20 year old forum that eventually ended up with 10 million or so vBulletin posts. He helped us repair a corrupted database, migrated the database and vBulletin externals like avatars and smilies, even imported PMs (conversations) and installed an Add-on to import User Notes. He even managed redirects in an intelligent fashion.
Much more data was imported and re-purposed than I expected would survive, or than XenForo docs suggested would be viable.
Moreover, Ken was endlessly patient in terms of explaining how XenForo worked, and dealing with a client who has limited vision. That’s not an easy task, and Ken managed it with kindness and grace.
Ken was completely professional right down to creating a staging server, and guiding me regarding what changes to make to compensate for the basic worldview differences between XenForo and vBulletin.
I’ve been working in IT as a technical writer for decades. I’ve supported end-users for decades. This has been one of the best migration and conversion experiences I’ve ever had, and I look forward to working with Driven2 in the future.