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No PHPBB converter?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by nrep, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    I've got a little PHPBB forum that I'd like to bring over to XenForo, but I was quite surprised to see that there isn't a way to import my old threads directly. Instead, I'd need to go down the PHPBB > VB > XF route which would lose passwords and no longer retain the correct thread numbering, making it very difficult to redirect old threadid's.

    Is anyone currently working on a PHPBB importer or know of a way I could still retain the information that would be lost during the 2 stage transfer? I'd much rather do a clean import and retain the old IDs, as it would be a show stopper if I couldn't re-direct old URLs.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's being worked on but I can't give you a date as to when it will be available.

    I just took the hit and imported via vB.
  3. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback Brogan. Do you know a ballpark figure of when it could be available, as if it may only be a matter of weeks then I'll hold on and convert it then. If we're looking at next year then I may need to work something else out.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'll see if I can get an update from Mike or Kier, but the current focus is getting 1.1 to a stable release.
  5. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Cheers, that would be much appreciated!
  6. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Any luck on getting some info on this :). I'd really like to move this site to XF if there's a way to do this in the coming weeks otherwise I'd need to move it over to a different platform.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Typically when an importer is near ready Kier asks for sample data.
    Since, Kier hasn't asked for sample phpBB3 data, it is quite likely a robust phpBB3 importer wouldn't be ready in a few weeks.
    Have you asked xenfans.com how much they would charge to convert phpBB3 and what are the limitations in their methods (which are likely phpBB3 -> vB3 - > xF.) ?
  8. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    That's a shame, I didn't think it was a big job to write an importer - I'll have a look and see if it's easy to code :)
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  9. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    out soon enough, and can expect a good quality converter as well as all the moods xenforo!:love:
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Mike has a dump of my phpBB3 database ;)
  11. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    What about he people who cant import phpbb to vB to xF because they never brought vB? Just saying :p
    powerofleo likes this.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Err, why do you think Mike now has a dump of my phpBB3 database?
    Onimua, el canadiano and Dean like this.

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