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phpBB 3.0.8 -> XF Experience

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Russ, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    SO I've been working on converting my clans board from phpBB to XenForo. I was going to wait awhile but I couldn't resist :).

    I started with installing my vB 4.1.2 install on a temporary sub-directory of my clanrad.com's site.
    Using the impex service I imported my database from phpBB 3.0.8 to vBulletin 4.1.2, total time roughly 5-10 minutes(my board is not big by any means).

    Then I backed up my phpBB site, installed XenForo onto www.clanrad.com upload took longer than the install process).

    Then using Paul's importer I imported the vB database into XenForo and it worked like a charm.

    :) I know the passwords didn't stick but I'm extremely happy with how smooth the process went. I'm so glad I'm off of phpBB and onto XenForo, having a modern solution is going to help immensely. It's crazy how outdated phpBB 3.0.8 seems compared to XenForo.

    Anywho... my boards up and running, I'm working on some mods to install and the permissions, but... I just wanted to say thanks XenForo :).


    And yes.. I know RC3 is coming out today :), and yes... I too know that my board is not big, in fact I have more posts on here than I do on my entire site but I still wanted to commend XenForo on the great product and look forward to the long run with XF.

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I had pretty much the same experience going from phpBB 3.0.5 to vB 3.7 and then XenForo.

    Took me less than 2 hours to do the double import, tidy up all BB Code and move all posts to the correct forums (I created my new forum structure in advance).
  3. Raitsa

    Raitsa Well-Known Member


    Your recruiting is missing an i [​IMG]
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Maybe he just likes to crut :D
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I am very happy to see another board convert to XenForo! Good job and very cool to read how it went for you. Good luck with the improved community.
  6. Travis

    Travis Active Member

    How did you get that twitter update box in the header? It looks cool!

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