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Vbulletin 4 Migration

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by DannyCutts, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. DannyCutts

    DannyCutts Member

    Hi all

    I have a very big Vb4 forum that has nearly 500,000 posts and 25,000 members :)

    I am looking at moving to Xenforo as I not overly keen on VB5 and I want the site to be a mobile friendly :)

    I need to have a sidebar on the left of the screen and I need to be able to display banners after every 4th post... is this possible?

    Also is there a service where I can pay someone to make the migration for me? The site cant be down for very long...

    Will the members need to reset passwords or anything like that?

  2. DannyCutts

    DannyCutts Member

    I also need to be able to keep teh existing URL structure as well as this is mega important to us :)
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    This can be accomplished with template edits.

    Not from XenForo, but there are plenty of third-parties that would be happy help. One of the popular ones is @Claudio.


    Link structures are different on XenForo, so no, it's not possible.

    As an example, this is the URL for this forum: https://xenforo.com/community/forums/xenforo-pre-sales-questions.5/

    Whereas on vBulletin it's something like this: http://forums.sega.com/forumdisplay.php?54-The-Lounge
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015
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  4. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey Well-Known Member

    Do you need to keep the URL structures, or do you just need to make sure that everyone can access the same content?

    You can't actually retain the old URLs, but you can create a .htaccess file that will forward all old URLs to the new URLs. So everyone's bookmarks, Google results, internal links, etc. will all still work. We have all new URLs after the migration from VB4, but all of the VB4 links forward you to the new, correct URL.
  5. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    Hi Danny

    We offer migration services and we work full time so the expected downtime will be really small. If you are interested please check my signature for customer testimonials and details.


    PAPPACLART Active Member

    @DannyCutts I can highly recommend @Claudio over at www.todo10.com great guy and great value. Answered all of my silly questions and was patient right the way through the process. Claudio continued to offer advice and support to this day and never ask for and extra payment after the initial fee to migrate :)
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  7. DannyCutts

    DannyCutts Member

    Wicked thanks for the replies :)

    Ok a redirection would work... we rely heavily on the fact that the site is well indexed on Google :)

    Claudia I will be in touch

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