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Implemented SMF 2.0 to Xenforo Converter

borbole

Well-known member
#2
I used to use SMF, but recently switched and would like to be able to convert the users/boards/posts, etc to Xenforo instead of losing it all. There have been topics in the past about this but I believe they are either gone, deleted, or very very old.
Try to convert first to phpBB 3 and then back to xenforo as there is no direct smf->xenforo converter.
 

Kenson M

Active member
#3
I decided to start fresh, lol.

EDIT: 10 AM: I would still like to see this developed, for other members to have their site converted as well.
 
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Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#4
Try to convert first to phpBB 3 and then back to xenforo as there is no direct smf->xenforo converter.
I believe that he is also trying to do is to see if there is enough support out there to gather interest in having a native converter included instead of doing the multi-board steps for conversion. Even though I don't use SMF, I liked the first post as I believe that the easier it is to convert from other forum software natively, the better it is for xenForo.
 

borbole

Well-known member
#5
I believe that he is also trying to do is to see if there is enough support out there to gather interest in having a native converter included instead of doing the multi-board steps for conversion. Even though I don't use SMF, I liked the first post as I believe that the easier it is to convert from other forum software natively, the better it is for xenForo.
Ah, ok. I agree as well btw, a direct converter is much better than a round about one. And hopefully it will be included in xenforo as from what I have seen there have been quite a lot of demand for it. Liked the first post too.
 

Kenson M

Active member
#7
@Sheratan Yes I used to use SMF but the community there on their support board has gotten pretty bad. They warned me for having a signature that was 110% within the guidelines just because that one staff member doesn't like my posting style it seems.
 

Kenson M

Active member
#12
I'd be happy to recommend to friends that are looking for a paid solution (if any) coming from SMF if you are able to create an official one or something.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#14
At the moment, you need to transfer via a different software that is supported. Any new features or importers will be announced in the appropriate announcement forums.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#19
I used to use SMF, but recently switched and would like to be able to convert the users/boards/posts, etc to Xenforo instead of losing it all. There have been topics in the past about this but I believe they are either gone, deleted, or very very old.
I currently keep a copy of vBulletin just for this reason. I'd love to finally cut off all ties with Internet Brands.

(Because the smf to phpbb method does not alway do so well).
 
#20
Please add my voice to the list. I have one XenForo site that I started fresh but I have 3 others that are all SMF.

I'm holding off on buying XenForo licenses for the very reason that I don't want to lose the data.