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Question about importing

llubosz

New member
#1
Hello,

We consider moving quite a big forum to your solution. The problem is that our current engine is 13 years old phpBB with some mind blowing modification on board. I see some importing options in XenForo, but I'm not so stupid to believe it will work with our forum. So could you explain me or provide documentation how importers work? The source code of any existing importer will also be extremely helpful. Then we will rethink if we are able to write one suitable for us, and then we can make a decision of buying your solution.

Thanks!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
There are built in importers for phpBB 3.0 and 3,1 (see the pre-sales FAQ in my signature for what is imported).

As long as the core table schema has not been altered, the default content will be able to be imported.

Any content specific to add-ons or customisations will not be imported.
 

llubosz

New member
#3
Ok, but will I be able to write my own importer to handle these customizations? I'm PHP developer, so my question is if importers code is open?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Yes, if you are comfortable with PHP then you can look at the existing importer code and use it as a basis for writing your own, or extend the base importer.