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Implemented SMF 2.0 to Xenforo Converter

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Kenson M, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    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.
     
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  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Try to convert first to phpBB 3 and then back to xenforo as there is no direct smf->xenforo converter.
     
  3. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  5. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  6. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    My friend who using SMF keep asking me about this. :D
     
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  7. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    @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.
     
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Did you like the first post? The more likes it gets the more attention it is likely to receive.
     
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  9. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I forgot. Thanks for mention it. :)
     
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  10. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Hey, add my voice to this wish list.
     
  11. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Looking through the imports that I have done, SMF is definitely the most popular one that doesn't yet have an official importer.
     
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  12. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    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.
     
  13. Nick Jtk Markham

    Nick Jtk Markham Active Member

    How long would it take to get that added to the convert list. At the moment what is the best way to do it?
     
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  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  15. Kenson M

    Kenson M Active Member

    Something like smf>phpbb>xenforo. I'd like direct for in the future of possibly getting more licenses.
     
  16. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to retain redirects doing it through another software?
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Depending on the route taken (ie, if the intermediary software will retain IDs), yes, you can redirect them.
     
  18. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    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. MichaelCS

    MichaelCS Member

    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.
     
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