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Successfully Moved my vBulletin 3.x + vBSEO + vBBlog

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by shabbirbhimani, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    Yet another vBulletin to Xenforo move thread I guess but I could not resist. I hope this is the right forum for such threads.

    The move was a breeze apart from the fact that vBBlog move needed some minor scripts and manual redirection. The script I wrote was tiny few lines script that I have shared here on my blog along with all the experience and planning


    Planning to move other vB into Xenforo soon.
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  2. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard!
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  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  4. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome by XF Senior members and yes that post sums up my experience and outlook with vBulletin.
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Nice writeup and congrats on the move ;)
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  6. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Nice job!

    Welcome to our dysfunctional family! :p
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  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Who says we are dysfunctional? :cautious:
  8. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    Efficiently dysfunctional ;)
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  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Nice write-up, man! Welcome to xenForo! :)

    I liked this part the most:
    I had not seen it that way, but it's a thought that is very interesting. (y)

    I've always thought it was a [new] juggernaut trying to destroy a new company because they delivered a superior product.

    If I may make a suggestion: Keep whatever Wordpress project you have, and leave it alone, and transfer all of your vB instances to xenForo. I like the site you linked us to. Very nice design, very clean, very professional.
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  10. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    Agree with you on this completely.
    Yes I have same plans apart from 1 vB where I have made it pretty much a non-vB. ( www.go4expert.com ) and not sure as of now I can move that to Xenforo but yes definitely moving others as time permits me.
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  11. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the move!

    I have a question, what did you do about your vbseo links? Did the default redirect scripts work out of the box or you had to do some more work, like edits in your htaccess file? I'm converting next week :)
  12. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    vBSEO needs .htaccess rules are needed which you can grab from here http://tools.geekpoint.net/xfseo/ and then use the Redirect Plugin along with it and that would make the redirect work automatically.

    If you want to move your sig link forum into XF, your forum urls will have to be manually redirected as those will not work out of the box like I have done. Let me know if you need more help and will be more than happy to help.
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  13. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Sure if you can help me out that would be great!
  14. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    I would love to. Let me know what help you need.
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  15. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I'll try to use that tool you posted and then I'll come back :)
  16. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Do I need to enable Use Full Friendly URLs ?
  17. shabbirbhimani

    shabbirbhimani Active Member

    I prefer that but if you are not using friendly urls then you will have index.php part in the urls all the time.

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