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vBulletin 4 Importer To XenForo 1.1

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by marioman, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. marioman

    marioman Active Member


    after using vbulletin 3 importer built in xenforo 1.1 i get error in attachments step only because using content type in this version

    so i get this step from Paul M and make this small addon ( using Paul M stepAttachments with all steps from built in vbulletin 3 importer )

    i hope to test it first ( tested in forum with more that 100,000 threads, 600,000 posts and 61,000 attachments file )


    i merged also post thank you importer written by g0rn here

    1- unzip file
    2- upload folders inside upload to your forum library
    3- install addon addon-vb4ToXf11.xml

    Test it in backup first

    it import:-

    - userGroups
    - userFields
    - users
    - avatars
    - privateMessages
    - visitorMessages
    - forums
    - moderators
    - threadPrefixes
    - threads
    - polls
    - reputation

    From built in importer

    - attachments

    From Paul M importer

    - postThanks

    From g0rn importer

    Attached Files:

    jusolution, Joey S., AAMT and 22 others like this.
  2. twollert

    twollert Active Member

    Nice! Any chance you can do also a addon to import the custom profile fields from vB4 to XF1.1? ;)
  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Woa, does it have custom profile fields support? :D
  4. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    imports paid subscriptions too ?
  5. marioman

    marioman Active Member

    it get all vbulletin 3 built in importer can get
    that mean it gets custom user fields and thread prefixes

    there are addon here to get subscriptions and another to get thank you addon
    i will try to merge them with this addon
    jgas and TheBigK like this.
  6. marioman

    marioman Active Member

    thank you hack merged now
    sorry, i haven't time to any thing else
  7. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    Thanks Marioman - On your test import, did all of the thread pre-fixes import correctly? If so I'll have another go at a test import of my forum (takes about 12 hours a pop, so don't want to do it for the hell of it lol)

  8. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I tried it on localhost and I get following error while uploading the XML to the server through product add-on manager:

  9. twollert

    twollert Active Member

    I just did an import with my test database (no attachments and no prefixes). Everything looks good so far, even the custom profile fields. (y)

    Thanks a lot, marioman!
  10. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    marioman is obviously a busy fella, so I'm going to have a go at importing a copy of our database... near 2m posts on this copy! here we go! lol

    I'll let you know how I get on :)
  11. marioman

    marioman Active Member

    it's work with me, don't worry
    but make sure that vbulletin.php inside your importer folder because this addon use it to import every things except attachments

    you should upload folders inside upload to your forum/library first

  12. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    marioman, I'm so happy :D

    The prefixes have all carried over on the threads (didn't work last time on a 'patched' importer), this means after we can finally move over to XF :D

    Importing the posts and threads only took 7 and a bit hours lol
    Trekkan likes this.
  13. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Congratulations :) I'm in the process of performing test upgrade. Everything seems to be working fine till now. Fingers crossed ;)
  14. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    It's certainly looking good! - Still got some more imports to complete, but everything so far has gone without a hitch :)
  15. adwolf1

    adwolf1 Active Member

    worked here, thanks so much for this.

    quick question -- is it possible to do an import more than once? would it just skip over the previously imported users and posts? (I want to try to do an initial import now, work on the software, and do another in a couple of days with all the new users and posts that have subsequently signed on while I was working on the 'new' site.)

    thanks again
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Repeating the import process will result in duplicated content, including attachments and avatars. Users however will not be duplicated, due to the constraint related to user names.


    Take a backup of your "clean" database before doing an import, then you can restore it if required.
  17. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Let me confirm: This importer works wonders!

    I just dream that it supported vBSEO likes -> xf Likes conversion. Can someone help?
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Great work, thank you for updating the script.
  19. adwolf1

    adwolf1 Active Member

    Thanks Brogan!

    Right now i'm just getting started with the process of customizing XF so that it looks somewhat similar to our existing VB site (or else our users will go into cardiac arrest! you change something as small as a shade of blue and some people totally lose it...) I'm working in a development VM for now.

    The big issue comes when it is time to roll-out to production -- how do you recommend larger sites handle the move?

    Certainly it is easy enough to create a new instance of XF, import my custom templates, and re-import the live DB into the new, live instance. Some things don't seem as easy to export though -- like all the XF settings that were changed via the UI; there's no one XML file or something where all those settings live?

  20. PVO_Dave

    PVO_Dave Active Member

    Just to update you, I used this to do a full update on our live site! - We are now free from VB4!!!!!!

    For anyone interested, here are some times for the imports :)


    The Threads / Posts = over 2m posts :)

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