Move from vbulletin 4


I am thinking of moving from vbulletin 4 (with cms, blog..) and I have read the following thead about the importer script

Here is my questions:
-Can We imports all vbulletin forum threads, cms artiles to Xemforo?

-How about the blog articles?

-I am having problems with vbulletin 4 search function(It does not work well when we search utf-8). How about the search function of Xenforo?

-Is it better to use advanced search function of xenforo? In order to use it, what is the requiment for server?



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You can import all VB threads and this is consistently reported to be straightforward.

CMS you'd need xenporta so have a look at it.
There is a new addon for handling articles on the way CMF whch is looking good. However it has no ETA as yet. Might be here in a few weeks.

There;s at least one major blog addon, I think more than one. Check the Resource Manager (see Resources on top navbar) I have seen newcomers talking about importing to the blog addons so it seems it can be done.
(The new CMF articles addon will also generate blogs - it simply structures content the way you want it to be in a specific section - node)

XF search is very good I find though I prefer to disable the default Search this forum only - which aborts many a search for the unwary user. who does not realise that "no results" is about the forum not the board. That's a simple edit on the template though.
XF Advanceed Search is designed for bigger boards. More info on it here


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There are some paid blog addons that offer import support for vblogs. When I converted from vB 3.X, there weren't and so I converted my blogs to threads. If I could do it over, I'd study the XF Blog addons and decide which one I wanted and then go that route for the import. There isn't a CMS addon yet that i know of.


Thank you for your replies.
I realy do not need a cms(front page) if I move to Xenforo. However, I don't want to loose all of my articles in my vb cms.
Regarding to the blog scripts, if you know somes good one can you show me some?

By the ways, I have access the resoures and got "Download Not Available"
What does it mean? The download file is down? Or I do not have permission to dowload it?


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Ok thanks for your reply. I got it now :D

I have one more question:
Does the search engine search Japanese, Chinese or Vietnamese (utf-8).
I did a test on demo forum but it seems that the search engine does not work with Japanese.