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MyBB 1.6.x to Xenforo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Joshua, May 7, 2012.

  1. Joshua

    Joshua Active Member

    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
  2. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Convert to vB, IPB or PhpBB then to XF.

    I have shifted a few forums over from MyBB that way.. :)
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  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  4. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  5. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    I've done a mybb > phpbb > XF move

    It went fine

    Also did a vanilla > smf > phpbb > XF move!
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


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

    Joshua Active Member

    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...?
  8. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    I would think phpBB would be more cumbersome.
  9. Joshua

    Joshua Active Member

    I'd still like to see someone develop a script to directly convert from MyBB to Xenforo. How can we make this happen?
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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