vBulletin 5 to bbPress Migration
I have a customised version of the importer for vBulletin 5.
There are a couple of tweaks that are needed though to bring it in-line with the current importer updates. The issue is with the way our current import script is setup we need to heavily tweak not just the import script but also our main
converter.phpfile to handle the complex SQL joins need.
If your familiar with SVN you can checkout the
2440-converter.php.2.diffpatch in the following ticket along with
vBulletin5.php, if not let me know and I’ll upload full files of these somewhere.
Many thanks for the speedy response. Unfortunately I am not familiar with SVN (generally I am a non techie, but learn things fast).
Any advice/a walk through would be much appreciated.
I’ll take a look at this tomorrow morning (nearing 9:15pm my local time) and I’ll merge my latest changes and upload the files for you, quicker for both of us 😉
With many thanks Stephen,
Any luck with this? 🙂
Life got in the way of fun 🙁 Will do this in the morning 😉
Thanks Stephen, much appeciated! 🙂
You need to place
vBulletin5.phpin the folder `/includes/admin/converters/
converter.phpin the folder
A couple of notes, you’ll need to make sure your vB5 tables do NOT include a table prefix, if they do this will not work and you will need to rename all of your tables to remove the prefix.
You can confirm this by opening your vB5 database in phpMyAdmin
<img src=”https://i.cloudup.com/czW3RJAK-9.png” alt=”” />
nodetable name is the same as mine in the above screenshot your good to go, if it is a prefix it it would look similar to
prefix_node(the prefix could be named anything)
One other important note, the main difference with this version of the importer is to support vBulletin 5 ‘comments’ which are like bbPress threaded replies, allowing users to reply to replies, these vBulletin replies will NOT work as expected unless you have enabled bbPress threaded replies setting before you import your forums. Also if you reset and delete your forums or uninstall the bbPress plugin this setting will be reset and you need to enable it again.
P.s. More my bad, I appeared to not hit submit on this post when I uploaded these yesterday 😉
Let me know how it goes 🙂
has there been any progress in getting something to import from VBulleting 5.2 or above. They don’t have tables in VB 5 anymore and I am trying to import to BBPress as I am sick of VBulletin and how hard they are to work with. I moved to the cloud about 18 months ago over there and have regretted it almost immediately. I have 57K topics and 300K posts as well as 7K users (not all active anymore). I just need the best way to import the data to BBPress. The VBulletin importer in the software gives me many of the same errors mentioned on the forums here in several threads. I need this done yesterday.. LOL… I have moved my forums from the VBCloud and am putting up my home page. I have all data backed up. I have not tried the articles or anything else, just the forum posts. I couldn’t wait and have to pay another month to stay on VB as my contract was up with them.
my website http://aqarspot.com is in Arabic language do i have to make other steps
I am trying to import vbulletin 5 content to bbpress.
1.Copied database to local location.
3.Copied vbulletin5 and converter files.
But it is stuck at the below location.
Calculating forum hierarchy (20 – 29) —> “Not moving from here”
Calculating forum hierarchy (10 – 19)
Calculating forum hierarchy (0 – 9)
Converting forums (20 – 29)
Converting forums (10 – 19)
Converting forums (0 – 9)
No passwords to clearStarting Conversion
I tried to stop and start, removed prefix. Still no luck.
I just need only topics with posts, I can import other stuff manually.
Can you guys please help me with this issue?
I sure would like help with this Vbulletin is to limited and hard to work with. 5.4.0 Help!
I almost had it done converting it to simple machine and then to BBPress but it kept getting an error at the end. I was converting to 4.4 (I believe) it was using the latest converter someone posted on the VB Forums. I apologize for not saving the links. I finally gave up. Went back to VB 5.0 and am hosting it myself. vBulletin is by far the best software out there for forums, but not great when you want integration. My forum was pretty good sized..
HH Forums Statistics
Topics: 59,495 Posts: 385,220
I didn’t use the cloud like I did and went back to self hosting like I had before. If you host vBulletin yourself you have total control over it and you can install 3rd party plugins. I use DragonByte. It is inexpensive and great customer support. With the new vBulletin interface and mobile support for apps it is again top of the line.
I waited well over a year for a solution to the problem and WordPress and BBPress were obviously not willing to take a good portion of the crowd wanting to jump from vBulletin. But they waited too long and vBulletin worked their issues out.
Has anyone had anymore success with this? This doesn’t seem to work on 5.2+ since I get blank forums with no titles, no replies etc.
I really only need to import the basics (users, categories, posts, replies) but have yet to find a straight forward solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Has anybody successfully imported a Vbulletin 5.5 board to bbPress?
No. Every attempt I made to migrate to 4.0 and then to bbpress failed as well. I just kept my 5.0 and will never use them again on any site. All my other sites I use wpForo on. It is virtually the same and much better than bbpress, which is a solid forum option in itself.
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