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Is it hard to convert a SMF forum to a vBulletin forum???

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by 123GoToAndPlay, May 11, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    i like to know if it's hard to convert a SMF forum to a vBulletin forum. At the moment i have SMF installed and i am planning to convert to vBulletin as soon as i have ~500 members. (then my forum is usable ;))

    Any experience, advice

    regards
    SEMrush
     
    123GoToAndPlay, May 11, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. 007

    007 Active Member

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    It works alright if you use the vB supported import scripts. I just converted a SMF to vB a week or so ago and it worked just fine. There were a few hiccups but it wasn't that bad. There is a bug in the script right now though that does not import PM's or avatars but vB is aware of it and apparently is fixing it. I didn't see that as a big deal though and I went for it without waiting for the fix.

    PM me if you want me to do the import for you and we can work something out if you like. :)
     
    007, May 11, 2007 IP
  3. 123GoToAndPlay

    123GoToAndPlay Peon

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    @007,

    tx for your answer and your reach out ;)

    Like i said i will think of vBulletin as soon as i have 500 or so members. At the moment it isn't even live yet :)

    So i might get back to you in a year

    regards
     
    123GoToAndPlay, May 12, 2007 IP
  4. 123GoToAndPlay

    123GoToAndPlay Peon

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    oh btw i see you own a lot of forums, cool.

    So for each forum you pay 160 vbullletin costs??
     
    123GoToAndPlay, May 12, 2007 IP
  5. joeychgo

    joeychgo Notable Member

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    Yes. -- You can lease a license for $85 a year, but its better to own...
     
    joeychgo, May 12, 2007 IP
  6. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    you can use vb to import the data!
     
    mikey1090, May 15, 2007 IP
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    abstroose Well-Known Member

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    Thought I might aswell bump this up rather than start a new thread...

    Is there anymore information on migrating from SMF to vBulletin? I have an established forum using SMF and I'm going to be purchasing VB at the end of the month. Any help or advice would be appreciated :)
     
    abstroose, Aug 18, 2007 IP
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    ianbl Greenhorn

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    I know this is an old thread, but I see that nobody suggested the solution for SMF to vBulletin migration problem, so I will still leave a suggestion in case somebody with the same issue finds this thread.
    There is an automated migration service that allows to transfer SMF to vBulletin (and in fact many other platforms) quite easily. The tool is paid, but it works well. Here is a detailed tutorial
     
    ianbl, Jul 21, 2015 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    You can't post links, mate. Read the board-rules?
     
    PoPSiCLe, Jul 21, 2015 IP
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    ianbl Greenhorn

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    Oh, I am sorry, I am new here, I remember though when I first registered (which was a while ago) it was permitted, if I am not mistaken.
     
    ianbl, Jul 27, 2015 IP
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    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    PoPSiCLe, Jul 27, 2015 IP