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MiniBB Importer

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by Florian, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Florian

    Florian Member

    Hi Guys ( and Girls)

    Would anybody maybe have the time and motivation to come up with some importer for miniBB ( http://www.minibb.com/ ) ?

    I got a board with a few thousand users and around 30k posts that I would like to move to xenforo without loosing them.

    What should be migrated (if possible):

    User information
    Post / Thread / Forum Information
    PM (Personal Messages)

    Currently I just don't have the time coding this myself but maybe other people using minibb might want to switch to xenforo as well and could make good use of it.
    Need to check both forums out and estimate the effort, than I will be able to post a quote, but don't hold your breath for it ^
  2. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    You can ask Floris from Xenfans.com
    Im shure he can help you.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If Impex supports MiniBB then you can go via vBulletin to XenForo.
  4. Florian

    Florian Member

    They only support an older version, one would need to try that but this means getting a VB license , right ?
    It's a possible solution that is perfectly valid but in fact none that I would like to implement.
    I could take the money and get somebody to build a proper importer anyway for the latest version instead of throwing money at the company that is suing xenforo ^^
  5. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    True, you'd need a vB license, or find someone who does conversions as a sideline. (I'd do some but I'm booked until May.) It's true you can convert things standalone using ImpEx, but you still need a database schema to set up the vB tables, plus I highly recommend cleaning up data in vB before importing to XF so errors are not compounded.
  6. Florian

    Florian Member

    Hmm .. well May would be fine for me actually :)
  7. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Let me know if I can be of assistance. ;)
  8. Florian

    Florian Member

    I would just need to port my minibb forum to xenforo using impex , but I don't have a xenforo license , but my own mysql server :)
  9. Florian

    Florian Member

    Hi Rudy

    Now I got my Xenforo license and the forum up and running and would like to know if it would be possible to try to port the old forum now :)

  10. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    xenFans is currently out of business.
    There isn't a more current version of the importer on vBulletin.
    The xenForo software doesn't presently support it.

    Doing a google search, it doesn't seem like any other software is supporting imports of the software. :(
  11. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    How large is the database, and now many members/posts do you have? I may not have room on the server if it's too large (we are almost outgrown on our dedicated server). I could try to run ImpEx on my own computer here at the office (might have to tweak MySQL a bit, but should be OK.) I also have a cloud instance at Amazon I could run it on (albeit slowly, as it's a "micro" instance I'm using for testing).
  12. Florian

    Florian Member


    Thanks for all the help, I did it the following way:

    Setup punbb 1.2.23 (yes, the old one) and install personal message plugin
    use the importer 1.4 to import from minibb -> punbb

    Use the punbb importer to import from punbb 1.2 to xenforo, worked out :)

  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    So, your xenforo shows all "threads" from personal message plugin?

    As in, it doesn't show up in Private Conversation or Private Message.... but rather, in threads?

  14. Florian

    Florian Member

    It seems like the importer from punbb -> xenforo didn't import the Personal Messages from minibb at all, but that's fine for me actually.
    I want people to use the forum, not PM ^^
  15. Vishal Rao

    Vishal Rao Member

    Can I have a look at your converted forum Florian? How did you manage redirects from old urls to new?


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