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convert mybb/SMF to vbulletin

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by NeverEverClever, Jan 5, 2009.

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    I want to start a forum, looking forward to buy vbulletin, but first have to know if a forum is needed for my community. (free forum is easy to remove, without leaving a whole in my wallet)

    So, question; Is MyBB easy to convert to Vbulletin or SMF software?
    with what forum i should start (with migration in mind)

    Cheers
    SEMrush
     
    NeverEverClever, Jan 5, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Bendo

    Bendo Peon

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    If vB is that important to you, just pay for it from the start, it's not expensive.
     
    Bendo, Jan 5, 2009 IP
  3. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    The developers at VBulletin have provided a tool called impex. Take a look at this help section at vbulletin.com - http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_uploadpackage

    I have never used it, but it seems to be pretty much straight forward. And VBulletin has a support section in their forums just for using the impex system. If you want detailed information, I suggest you sign up at the VBulletin.com forums and post a few questions there. Here is a link to the impex support forum - http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=92
     
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  4. RectangleMan

    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    As a paid forum software the Impex tool works very well. They have a large list of software it supports including mybb and smf. So it's never much of an issue to convert to VB if you so choose.
     
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    go for SMF ... Best free forum ...
    You can always convert to vB later
     
    joyboy2001, Jan 5, 2009 IP
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    gsv13 Well-Known Member

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    Both can be converted easily with vb tool called implix.
    Infact I easily converted one smf and one mybb live forum to vb in the past. No prob. both the times. :)
     
    gsv13, Jan 5, 2009 IP
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    its easy to convert smf to vb using implix..

    if u don't like to do your self......please pm me i wil do it

    Thanks,
    Raj.
     
    phphackers, Feb 24, 2009 IP
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    touchAshley Active Member

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    I used impex to convert my SMF forum to vbulletin. Works great. I tried the 301 redirect tool for redirecting all my old board url's to the vbulletin url's but couldn't get it to work *not skilled*

    So I had to come up with a thing in .htaccess to redirect all old url's to a "this page has been moved to another URL" page. which has links to my homepage, the forum homepage and to an easily crawlable sitemap.
     
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    While speaking about the instrument for your forum, usually, it’s pretty difficult to choose which is for you? Nevertheless, just a few days ago I found in the web one useful overview of phpBB and vBulletin boards:
    http://visual.ly/phpbb-vbulletin-migration-mechanism-6-easy-steps
    As for me, I give my preference to vBulletin because it offers to me a high-level protection.
     
    Jack90, Jan 27, 2014 IP