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.

Digital Doctor

Well-known 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:
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. could do it for you.

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
Yeah I would not ever use WordPress
You mean not ever again, as your current homepage is wordpress -

I like the front page if this is what it really looks like:
That is a XenPorta as a HomePage. same as this:
Though I have not seen a wiki example nor Videos if someone could share that.
wiki -
videos -
MP3 audio playlists -

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

How is that hosted the music part?


XenForo moderator
Staff member
How messy did it become?
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.


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.