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Moving from MyBB to XenForo


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 :)


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:


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 ?


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.


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 :)


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.


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.


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


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 ?


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.