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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Kane Hart, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Kane Hart

    Kane Hart Active Member

    Damn I could shoot my self right now over this haha. I love these forums I would love to use them but there is no working converters for it so far. I thought I post my sadness over it. Id love to replace this site with xenForo:

    http://godcraft.com/forums/
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I used to be on phpBB3 until a few days ago.

    I converted via vBulletin using Impex :)
     
  3. Kane Hart

    Kane Hart Active Member

    How messy did it become? I was thinking of doing that but I think you have to pay? Lets say I pay Vbulletin to use XenForo I don't think they like me for buying from the competition. Was it pretty clean? I remember trying it years ago and it got pretty messy.
     
  4. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I'm sure once XenForo reaches its stable gold release, many convertors will be written for it.
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'd buy Xenforo today .... run it on your local PC via xampp ... Learn your options with Wordpress (ie. login integration, xenpress, etc. ) ... get all your admin questions answered ... get the style and stuff ready ... learn about options for things such as Wiki (XenCarta) and Videos (XenMedio) ... or even a portal home page (XenPorta).... there is lots to do to get familiar with xenforo. Probably by the time, you've tinkered and tested xenForo ... a good converter will be ready.
    xenfans.com could do it for you.
     
  6. Kane Hart

    Kane Hart Active Member

    Yeah I would not ever use WordPress I like the front page if this is what it really looks like: http://bukkit.org/

    Though I have not seen a wiki example nor Videos if someone could share that.
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You mean not ever again, as your current homepage is wordpress - http://godcraft.com/

    That is a XenPorta as a HomePage. same as this: http://www.8wayrun.com/
    wiki - http://www.8wayrun.com/wiki/index/
    videos - http://www.8wayrun.com/media/
    MP3 audio playlists - http://www.8wayrun.com/media/soulcalibur-original-soundtrack.1970/
     
  8. Kane Hart

    Kane Hart Active Member

    @Digital Doctor Trust me I don't want to EVER use WP again and yes I'm using it but look how active a community I have and I stopped really updating it. I hated it never enjoyed it. I always wish my users could comment now with phpbb there might be some wp hackddodo but I rather have something more built into and the XenPorta looks sweet.

    Now the http://www.8wayrun.com/media/soulcalibur-original-soundtrack.1970/

    How is that hosted the music part?
     
  9. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    If you need conversion services. I can help you convert from phpbb3 to XF.

    Let me know. :)
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  11. Kane Hart

    Kane Hart Active Member

    Was when I went but does he host the music locally on his server? Wonder if that is legal :p
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It wasn't pretty, thanks to the way phpBB appends every BBCode with a random hex string on the opening and closing tags.

    I had to do a lot of regex and SQL queries to tidy it all up, but after a few trial runs I managed to do a double import from phpBB to vBulletin to XenForo in 2 hours.

    I shut my site at 2230 on Friday night last week and it was open again by 0130 - I kept it closed for another hour while I tidied up some other bits and pieces and edited some sticky threads with the correct URL's, etc.
     
  13. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Can someone explain the difference between phpBB and phpBB3, is it just another new version of phpBB or a different script ?
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's the same software, some people just call it phpBB3 to differentiate it from phpBB2.
     
  15. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Well, they have a major public relations problem, because I was thinking this was a splintered version of phpBB being that it is open source, I always thought phpBB3 was an altered version of phpBB.

    Don't know why, thanks for clearing it up.
     

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