Looking to complete my site migration in the coming weeks, and would appreciate comments from my conversion steps ..... Objective: Successful conversion of entire site content to XenForo 1.1.2, including Enhanced Search Background: Site is currently “homegrown” over approx 10 years using a mixture of static content, dynamic (php+mysql) content, and a busy vBulletin 3.8 forums. Server is i3 3.10GHz with 4Gb RAM using stable LEMP (Linux, Nginx(v1.2), MySQL(v5.5), PHP(v5.3, with fpm)). vBulletin is 1.7Gb with approx. 1.5 million posts and 23,500 users. Preparation Steps: Create sub-domain of beta.site.com Install XenForo 1.1 into beta sub-domain following steps from http://xenforo.com/help/installation/ Review and configure all options Main options from http://xenforo.com/help/options/ including q&a captcha, facebook, and friendly URLs Feeder from http://xenforo.com/help/feeder/ for import of external news content Spam management from http://xenforo.com/help/spam/ Define a cache from http://xenforo.com/help/cache/ Install Enahanced Search from http://xenforo.com/help/enhanced-search/ Apply/Import previously purchased style. Also install XFS Mobile Style. Copy across all static content into XF page nodes. Create ‘Meet the Team’page from http://xenforo.com/community/resources/team-staff-page-templates.344/ Backup XF complete database as “base+static” XF installation Perform vBulletin import from http://xenforo.com/help/importing/ (excluding vB search tables, since using XF advanced search). Record time taken, note any errors. Install Add-on mods, and configure each appropriately Ad Management (mercAds) Digital Point User Map Join User Groups (by Waindigo) Nodes As Tabs Hide Memberlist for Guests (ragtek) XenAtendo XenCarta XenPorta XenUtilities LN Blog Tag Me (bd) XenKingDir Prepare User Upgrades from http://xenforo.com/help/user-upgrades/ for paid memberships Backup XF complete database as “base+static+forums” XF installation Create vB forums/topics/posts URL redirect to relevant XF Test and evaluate, check usergroup/node permissions. Rectify any errors or issues. Migration Steps: Take site ‘offline’, redirecting all traffic to a countdown timer Move ‘old’ site content offline Restore XF DB from step 9 above Perform vBulletin import Test and evaluate all is OK. Refer checks from step 15 to complete Move XF from sub-domain to main domain Open site to users/public!!