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vBulletin Migration - What gets lost?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by MGSteve, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Is there a thread around which details what features are in vB that aren't in XF yet? i.e. what are we likely to loose in a move.

    I appreciate something like this is going to be ever changing, but it would be useful to know.
  2. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Two name just two that I affected me.
    • Thread prefixes
    • Paid subscriptions
  3. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Ouch, paid subs is a biggie.

    Has XF got an infraction system yet?
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Member albums
  5. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    Paid subscriptions are in XenForo. However, they are not imported (as doing so is quite difficult).
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I haven't taken a closer look at the paid subscriptions.
    So far I haven't seen a place to manually add members and adjust their paid thru dates.



    Infraction system has been suggested.
    I haven't followed the thread.
  7. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's the thread I just replied to I think.

    These are two biggies for us at the moment and two must haves before we can move.
    * Paid Subs migration (I don't fancy entering 500+ users subs details)
    * Punishment / Discipline / Infraction / Big Stick System! ;)
  8. Bazza

    Bazza New Member

    Yes Steve. Wouldn't want to see all my work go to waste would we ;)
    MGSteve likes this.
  9. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's probably easier to list what is imported. These are all of the import modules. If it's not listed here then it's not imported yet:

    Screen shot 2010-10-31 at 1.49.34 AM.png

    Your forum / thread / post links will change after the import, but there are redirection scripts available for that.
  10. Bazza

    Bazza New Member

    Thanks Jake, very useful.
  11. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    vb4 redirect thread and forums ID to new xf ID
    subscription threads
    users field
  12. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    i hope some of the missing bits will included before xF goes stable
  13. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    LOL. true! ;) and this is without even thinking about any of the hacks we've got installed.
    I can't see why it would be difficult. You'd have to accept the auto-renewing would be a problem as the IPN would go to the wrong URL (relatively easy to solve with a redirect though I'd have thought).

    But to get people running reasonable sized boards over, they need to address this. No-one who uses a paid subs system to finance their site would dream of moving to XenForo if it didn't import all the Paid Subs related information as well.
  14. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Request for overview/manual on importing an vBulletin forum

    I have a request for the staff: if it's not already there... why not make a Sticky discussion or Pages (article) with a clear overview of how an import from vBulletin 3.8 --> XenForo works? So wanna-be ex vBulletin customers know the ins and outs of converting. We need to know what is not imported and what we need to do after the import to fix known issues (for example: I believe the quotes are one of them?)
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You can use the Account Upgrade and re-add the users. Took me 3 minutes. Different feature, but same outcome.
  16. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Go to admin.php > tools > import > select vB 3 import > give vb db details > go through the steps > finish import > go through usergroups and node permissions > rebuild caches > make site live.
  17. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Re-add the users? erm, not sure I'd want to do that manually with over 500 users who have subscriptions....

    Hell, it'd probably be easy enough to write a script to copy them over anyway.
  18. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Are you moving from vb3 or vb4 ?
  19. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member


    Currently on beta 2 of 3.8 - yeah I know! I will be upgrading it to the latest 3.8 I've got though which is 3.8.5 in a few weeks.

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