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PHPBB import possible ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by runwolf, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. runwolf

    runwolf New Member

    I am ready to move forward, but is there way to import phpbb3 ?

    I don't really mind if it's hard, just want to know if its possible and some insight as to what's the path ?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not yet.
    I'm waiting for one myself.

    Currently only a vB 3.7/8 importer (official) exists, and a vB 4.0 importer written by a member.
  3. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    phpbb3 -----> vB 3 ------------> xF
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All passwords will be lost going that route though.
  5. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    oooops ! :D
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Brogan, if the vb 4 isn't using a blog or cms it can use the built in importer. I imported my vb 4.0.8 forum night before last without the 4.0 addon. But mine was a suite NOT using either the blog or cms or social groups, etc. It was a plain forum.
  7. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    If you know the hashing method for phpBB, you can edit Xenforo's iimported authentication scheme so the passwords will work.

    Edit: Actually seems like phpBB 3's more complicated with their passwords..
  8. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    Why don't you just get users to reset it?

    Have a statement and send out an email telling everyone to make sure their emails are set correctly. And then remind them that they will have their passwords reset to their emails.

    Either that or you can wait for a phpbb importer, but I can't see one till Gold is released.
  9. Member 3639

    Member 3639 Active Member

    I too would love the option, currently just having to start a-fresh...

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