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Planning ahead - vb to XF

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Andy.N, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    So I'm thinking, when XF is available, I will create a folder called /xf under site root and run the importer to get all the post/user/thread into a new database.

    When everything is working, just rename that folder to /forum
     
  2. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    Xen officially announced that the first version was expected to release by the end of this summer.Prepare money for the license.:)
     
  3. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I always add three months to whatever the proposed release date is, so I'm thinking I might buy it for my little board for Christmas.
     
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  4. Dream

    Dream Active Member

    That's the best way to do it. Move your /forum/ to /forum_old/, add an index.htm in a new /forum/ saying "We are moving", while you install the new forum on /new_xenforo/ and do what you have to do. When all is done, rename /forum/ and rename /new_xenforo/ to /forum/. Voila.

    Here's hoping it won't be too expensive. Already spent a lot of $$ on forums.
     
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  5. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Me too, been trying to cut back and then this comes along :eek:
     
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Great thinking as im somewhat thinking the same.
     
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Also schedule in time that it takes you to do the import, test things out, configure your site, etc. Before you switch.

    Testing a new product means you need to .. test it. Just throwing site live without having some select community users figure out the import has issues, might not be the smartest choice :)
     

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