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Moving from MyBB to XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by avi, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. avi

    avi Active Member

    Hi all :)

    I have a forum running mybb & I have decided to switch to xenforo. I have many doubts will go by one by one.

    Is there any URL redirection script ? from old Mybb forums to new xF ?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There isn't an official importer or redirection scripts for MyBB.
    Your only choices at the moment are to go via vB or IPB

    Which importers/converters are available?
    As of 29 August 2011, there were the following importers available:
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/
     
  3. avi

    avi Active Member

    So no URL redirection I guess :(

    If I convert from Mybb > Vb > xF, what all the things I will be loosing ? or everything will be imported over ?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The pre-sales FAQ I linked to above contains screenshots of what is imported from vB into XenForo.

    It will also depend on what is imported from MyBB to vB.
     
  5. avi

    avi Active Member

    Thanks for the link :)

    What does "This step cannot be run yet" means ?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Certain steps can only be performed in sequence, with others steps a prerequisite.
     
  7. avi

    avi Active Member

    Thanks for the quick reply !

    Here is my next question :

    My forum is about books & novels. So every member gets a extra tab in profile where they can have bookshelf of shelfari.

    usually shelfari widget comes with a unique ID. So in profile tab, it should take that id & show the widget. Is it possible with Xenforo ?

    -adding extra tab
    -asking users to enter some no.
    -display the widget based on number entered

    Hope I am clear with this.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I made a plugin to show an extra profile tab, So yes, it's possible. via plugin, or template mod.
    custom user fields is also supported in 1.1 of xenforo.
     
  9. avi

    avi Active Member

    ^thank you floris :)

    Can I have stars or any group image under username, different colors for usergroups, show info like registration date, likes received / given and custom user field.

    I need custom user field so that members can mention which book they are reading currently etc.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes to all (except for likes given).
     
  11. avi

    avi Active Member

    I am dissapointed to see that there is no official converter for myBB :(

    but can I do mybb to phpbb to xf ? then it would be great :D
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If there is a myBB importer for phpBB then that would be the way to go.
     
  13. avi

    avi Active Member

    ^Thanks for replying.

    Bought the license :)
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome aboard :)
     
  15. avi

    avi Active Member

    ^Thank you !

    Don't want to create another thread, only one last question. As official IPB converter is out now, so if I mybb > IPB > xF will I be loosing passwords ?
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Passwords are retained from IPB to XenForo.

    I couldn't say for any preceding imports using other software though, you will need to ask on the respective forums.
     
  17. avi

    avi Active Member

    I will try & report back here :)
     
  18. avi

    avi Active Member

    btw I will be going this path :

    mybb 1.6.2 > IPB 3.2 > xF 1.1
     
  19. roldan_18

    roldan_18 Member

    I hope, password will still working with this step: mybb 1.6.2 > IPB 3.2 > xF 1.1 :-/
     
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    How did it go ?
     

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