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MyBB 1.6.x to Xenforo?

Joshua

Active member
#1
I have two forums I'd like to convert from MyBB to Xenforo. Has anyone successfully done this yet? I realize gconverter does this but I'd rather not use that service. If I have to do an intermediate merger, would vB or phpBB be preferable?

Thanks in advance
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
I use vB only because I know that software really well.

I am good with double imports if you want me to take a look. I just need a copy of your database assuming it's not really big.
 

Brent W

Well-known member
#4
I have two forums I'd like to convert from MyBB to Xenforo. Has anyone successfully done this yet? I realize gconverter does this but I'd rather not use that service. If I have to do an intermediate merger, would vB or phpBB be preferable?

Thanks in advance
I have done phpBB to xenForo and it was painless. The only thing you need to do with phpBB is when your attachments are moved to phpBB, to make sure that you download the attachments in BINARY mode and not ACSII. Else they will be corrupted.

Other than that, phpBB to xenForo works and keeps you from giving money to IB :)
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#6
I have two forums I'd like to convert from MyBB to Xenforo. Has anyone successfully done this yet? I realize gconverter does this but I'd rather not use that service. If I have to do an intermediate merger, would vB or phpBB be preferable?

Thanks in advance
YES

I recently helped someone move from MyBB to phpBB and then onto XenForo. You shouldn't have any issues.
 

Joshua

Active member
#7
I just completed a test (without x-fering attachments) of migration from MyBB 1.6.x to vBulletin 3.8.7 to Xenforo 1.1.2
I am missing 4 posts, 10 threads, 15 members, and all avatars and attachments but all-in-all I'd say this is a viable route...
Dealing with 1.8 gb of attachments won't be fun. I wonder if the phpBB option is easier/quicker...?
 

Brent W

Well-known member
#8
I just completed a test (without x-fering attachments) of migration from MyBB 1.6.x to vBulletin 3.8.7 to Xenforo 1.1.2
I am missing 4 posts, 10 threads, 15 members, and all avatars and attachments but all-in-all I'd say this is a viable route...
Dealing with 1.8 gb of attachments won't be fun. I wonder if the phpBB option is easier/quicker...?
I would think phpBB would be more cumbersome.
 

Joshua

Active member
#9
I'd still like to see someone develop a script to directly convert from MyBB to Xenforo. How can we make this happen?