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vb 4 importer

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by rfi, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. rfi

    rfi Member



    Came to xenforo after a long time i am currently using 4.2 vbulletin for my website. I want to switch to xenforo does any safe method of conversion is there? so that I can safely transfer all of my posts and users from vbulletin to xenforo.

    Please guide me! is there any demo of conversion is available?

    Best Regards,
  2. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    Welcome here.
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  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. rfi

    rfi Member

    thanks for the reply. But demo means that any tutorial or video which shows the conversion or any picture tutorial which could guide step by step process?
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  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  6. rfi

    rfi Member

  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to XenForo :)

    The importer has been fully tested on the most current version of vBulletin 4. You should be able to import everything that is of value to you and your community (minus of course skins and add-ons).

    Should you need help doing the import, I would be very happy to offer my assistance (once you're a XenForo customer). :)
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  8. rfi

    rfi Member

  9. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  10. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

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  11. rfi

    rfi Member

    good thanks for the clarity mate. when it the 1.2.x is expected to release?
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is no current ETA.

    It is currently presumed that development will continue once the lawsuit has finished.
  13. hawker

    hawker Member

    I just used the importer with vBulletin 4.2.0. Works flawlessly. A lot better experience than impex when I moved from SMF to vBulletin.
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  14. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah. XF's importers are seamless and very thorough. The import from vB to XF is the cleanest import I have ever done. ImpEx is a little rough around the edges and is not as thorough, but it supports over a hundred different systems. It's breadth versus depth.
  15. hawker

    hawker Member

    I lost a lot of members between SMF and vBulletin. I think it was because people had to recover passwords and lost avatars and all kind of strange things didn't work the right way. Added onto that vBulletin never worked well after it - the search was always dodgy. The members page never worked properly. All sorts of strange issues.

    None of this with the vB4 importer.
  16. rfi

    rfi Member

    good news especially the users that are switching from vbulletin to xenforo software. Hopefully it would work fine with unicode and UTF-8 Stuff
  17. David_

    David_ Active Member

  18. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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