migrating vBulletin 4 blogs to XenForo?

Discussion in 'XenForo' started by DelDrago, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. DelDrago

    DelDrago Enthusiast

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    Is there any add-on that would be equivalent to vBulletin 4 blogs? I would like to import the current vBulletin blogs, but not as threads.

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    You could ask Bob https://xenaddons.com for User Blog System (UBS). Its not officially released but when asked he might allow you in. Alfa1Alfa1 runs it so you can ask some questions.
     
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  3. Alfa1

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    I had importers created for:
    1. vb blog to AMS
    2. XF threads to UBS. (there is a vb blog to xf threads importer here)
     
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  4. DelDrago

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    In case anyone else is in this dilemma, here's how I solved it.

    First, I imported the vBulletin 4 blogs into the free Good Enough Blogs (formerly Better Blogs) addon. It has a built-in vBulletin blog importer that works with both vB 3 and vB4. You can find it here:

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/good-enough-blogs.5081/

    Then, I imported the Good Enough Blogs blogs into Bob's UBS addon. It has a built-in Good Enough Blogs importer.

    Bob's User Blog System (UBS) is very slick, and far surpasses what we were using previously. My members are going to love it.

    Finally, I ran into one difficulty when importing from vBulletin 4 blogs to Good Enough Blogs. For some reason, the characters got messed up during the import. I was able to fix this by forcing the charset to "latin1" during the import.

    I hope that others find this helpful.
     
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