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XenForo --> SMF converter?

Started by landyvlad, October 16, 2018, 02:27:47 AM

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landyvlad

There is a possibility that I may take over a XenForo site.

In case this does happen, I'd much prefer to convert it to SMF
1. Because that's what I'm used to; and
2. Because XenForo costs money I don't have.


It appears to be a current / recent version of XenForo in use (2.0 or even 2.1)

I looked at the list of converters here: https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?converters
and cannot find any converter for XenForo listed there. :(

XenForo seems reasonably widely used, so I'd have thought a converter would be available ?

In order to achieve a conversion (by whatever means may be suggested) what files/ directories would I need to obtain from the current forum owners?

Thanks.
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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

At the very least I would think you need a database dump and all user content (attachments, avatars and some such if any). Would not hurt to have copies of the source files too just in case.
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landyvlad

Cheers

and what would be the conversion process? Is there a converter available that would work?
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GigaWatt

If you can grab a hold of a database dump, maybe someone can take a look at it ;).
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landyvlad

Well it's looking possible that my managing/takeover (for want of a better word) may go ahead.
I should be able to get all the files and certainly the database.

Previous admin (not the current owner owner) said:
QuoteThe db is really where everything is located so that is the important part since it contains all the info The DB is not in the same directory, of course! They are usually located elsewhere. 

Yes, the forum directory itself does contain the images, attachments and much more, but it will next to impossible to make anything of it - it doesn't contain words, for example (content)....

I just saw this thread, but am not sure how useful it might be.
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?P=b1b29a2fb8d1e3aaf03ad3b4c8da8e55&topic=512266.140



A Xenforo converter would certainly be most useful !  (and is a notable 'gap' in the current list of available converters).

Alternatively, does anyone know whether myBB or phpbb forum software has converters for importing Xenforo forums? If so maybe it could be achieved via a two stage process.  Convert Xenforo -> other free forum software -> SMF

I'd much rather do it directly though, as probably less chance of screw ups (and I'm not familiar with any other forum software either).

Cheers
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AllanD

Quote from: landyvlad on October 16, 2018, 08:31:07 PM
Alternatively, does anyone know whether myBB or phpbb forum software has converters for importing Xenforo forums? If so maybe it could be achieved via a two stage process.  Convert Xenforo -> other free forum software -> SMF
I have looked around and myBB does a merge system that can convert XF2, so it's possible to do a 2 stage merge to get to  SMF.
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landyvlad

Thank you Allan. If anything comes of this I will probably give that a go.   :)
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timned88

BUMPing a very old topic!  I definitely need a Xenforo to SMF converter.  Anyone?

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MikeHart

Would love a converter for Xenforo 2.1.4 too.

xenialouna

Knocking an old subject! I certainly need a Xenforo to SMF converter.


vbgamer45

Interesting but ideally would like to use the existing convertor system.
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landyvlad

Well it's been a while - is there a Xenforo converter as yet?
It's reasonably common now, and with SMF 2.1 RC4 having been released and the final version being worked on; now would  seem an opportune time for a Xenforo to SMF 2.1 converter to be created.

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Doug Heffernan

Quote from: landyvlad on September 09, 2021, 01:53:03 AMWell it's been a while - is there a Xenforo converter as yet?
It's reasonably common now, and with SMF 2.1 RC4 having been released and the final version being worked on; now would  seem an opportune time for a Xenforo to SMF 2.1 converter to be created.



I had a look at the converter 's page and it does not seem to be one for XenForo.

https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?converters

I doubt that Smf team will release it any time soon being busy with the 2.1. version and all that.

You can try the request board though.

landyvlad

Yeah I couldn't find one there thus my question.
I saw elsewhere that someone had done a conversion by Xenforo --> myBB --> SMF which apparently worked.
I'd imagine that would require a fairly detailed knowledge of Xenforo, myBB, and SMF. And that wouldn't be me.

Given that upgrade path did work for the person in question, indicates to me that a converter direct from Xenforo to SMF should be possible.

I think it would certainly be welcomed as Xenforo cost $ (as do mods etc) and the expense appears to be gradually increasing for people using that forum platform.

I'll make a post in the request board per your suggestion.

Thanks  ;D





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