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SMF -> XF

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Thronk, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Thronk

    Thronk Member

    Is there a converter for Simple Machines forum to XenForo?
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not a direct importer. But you can do a double import by way of another supported platform like vB, IPB, or phpBB. How big is your forum? I can do the import for you if you want. I have done several SMF imports by way of vB.
     
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  3. Thronk

    Thronk Member

    It's not very big, roughly 20 members right now. I wouldn't like my members to register once again. Best time to do the 'upgrade' forum before we get more members. I suppose I can get a copy of phpBB import SMF to it, then PhpBB to Xenforo like you said.
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Be mindful about the user passwords. Sometimes they don't survive a double import. The passwords survive through vB. I'm not sure about phpBB.
     
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  5. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    I just converted a SMF into XF using gConverter services. ($75.00)
    They did a good job.
     
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  6. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Active Member

    There's one that doesn't do everything if you search these forums because I went from SMF to XenForo using it. Think it rubbed the polls but I wasn't that bothered by that.
     
  7. Thronk

    Thronk Member

    After some thought, I've decided to create from scratch. Members had to register one last time, and there wasn't much forum content that was important. Thanks for the help, hope other's searching for smf -> xf will find this usefull
     
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to XenForo :)
     
  9. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Active Member

    Just in case you change your mind: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/smf-2-importer.7630/
     

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