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vB 3.8.7 to xF 1.0.0

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Fufu, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Can vB 3.8.7 be converted to xF 1.0.0?

    Do I need to disable/uniinstall mods?

    Would it be recommended to disable/uninstall mods?

    How will boards and threads be counted? (i.e. vB forum=77, xF makes this forum=1 or something ugly)
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This should help: http://xenforo.com/help/importing/

    Mods are not imported, or any data related to mods so it makes no difference what you do with them.

    Forums are created and indexed in sequence.
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  3. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    What does this mean? I get a fresh start?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    It means that when you ordered your site, you made it easier for xenforo to sequence your site's structure. For example, suppose your first forum [display-wise] is Announcements, the ID number for that forum is 1, if your introduction forum is the second one, its #2. Get it?

    It does not matter what ID number your announcement or introduction forum is. The way that YOU structured your forums will be indexed in THAT order.

    Besides which-ever url structure you use, it is indexed regardless. There's a SEO switch in the xenACP.

    Importing from vb3.x is built-in, so yes, your vb3.8.x would work.
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  6. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    I have forums numbered up to 120, yet I am missing forums numbered 1-8, and 30-34 for example.

    Does this mean xF will re-number all my imported forums, threads, posts, users, styles, etc. from 1 to 1,xxx,xxx,xxx in sequence or will it add some obscure numbering sequence?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's what I thought you meant which is why I said it will renumber them in sequence :)

    Everything will essentially start from 1, except for the default category and forum which are created when you install the software.
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Those "missing" numbers will be depreciated. Whatever you have visible will be structured by xenforo from 1 through [insert number here]. Although this will cause a mis-index by search engines, it should not affect your site's SEO, or indexing. In fact, it will have a better effect on your site. A lot of the VB-powered sites have beem imported and reported astronomical numbers.
  9. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    It might make 1 become 2, but don't really expect it to go from 1 to 1,xxx,xxx,xxx, where x are actual numbers. That said, XenForo also supports URL redirection from your vBulletin forum to your XenForo one so you don't really need to worry about it anyways.
  10. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Will XenForo import my vB database with mods in the database or only the core vB database?
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Only core data is imported.
  12. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Good to know, cause I was wondering how much I was going to have to edit and delete.

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