Forum Importers, Converters, Merge System for vBulletin, IPB, myBB, xenForo, and phpBB

Discussion in 'Community Forum Software' started by Joe Ward, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Joe Ward

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    I decided to research forum converters and I was very surprised by how much coverage is out there. vBulletin leads the pack with the most converters available at one point or another. Note: Many of those listed may not longer be supported, particularly due to end of life of the other product, or lack of demand.

    I've listed the supported importers, converters, and merge systems (they vary in naming from platform to platform) for vBulletin, IPB, myBB, xenForo, and phpBB. With the number of forums out there, this could really be the topic of an entire forum!


    Importers (Members Area/Import download link)
    ImpEx Systems with Modules for:


    ASPPlayground, CHC Forum, DCForum+ MySQL, DiscusWare 4.x Pro tab file data, InstantForum, Invision Community Blog, MxBoard, MyBulletinBoard (MyBB), Infopop Open Topic, PNphpBB2 (Post Nuke), Advanced Electron Forum, w-Agora, Allaire, ASP-DEV, BuildACommunity, bbBoard, bbpress, beehive, CFBB, Community Server, CuteCast, Deluxe Portal, DigiPost, DiscusWare (file based), Discuz, dotnetBB, dragonfly, Drupal, dzoic, e107, Edge CMS, EncoreII, eshare, Eve 1.3.4 / Groupee 4.0.3, ExpressionEngine, fireboard, freethreads, FUD Forum, FuseTalk, fusion BB, fusionBB 2, Geeklog, Ikonboard (MySQL), Invision Power Board, Invision Board 2, Invision Board 3, JForum, Jive, Jive Forums, Seditio (LDU), Max Web Portal, megaBBS, mercuryboard, miniBB, mmforum, mvnforum, mysmartbb, MyTopix, openBB, Oxygen, Phorum 3, Phorum 5, Photopost, phpBB1, phpBB2, phpBB3, phpMyForum, PHP Fusion, Phpwind, PunBB, Simple Board, SiteFrame, SiteNet BBS, Simple Machines Forum, SMF, Snitz Mysql, ThWboard, Toast Forums, Tritanium BB2, trollix XForum, TruBB, ttCMS, Text file importer, Infopop UBB classic, Infopop UBB.threads, Infopop UBB.threads, Ultraboard, versatile Bulletin Board, vBJournal, vBulletin Forum 2 Blog, vBlogetin, vanilla, vBulletin 2, vBulletin, vBulletin lite, vbzoom, WoltLab Burning Board, wbb3, webbbs, Webcrossing, Web Wiz Forums, WordPress, wowBB, XMB forum, Xoops - Newbb, Xsorbit X5, YaBB 2, YaBB Gold, YaBB SE, Yet Another Forum, Yahoo Groups access dB download, Yahoo groups (raw text), zeroforum

    Note: Some are tier 3 and discontinued.

    IPB Converters


    4images 1.7, bbpress, Community Server, Coppermine 1.4, Discuz, Dragonfly, e107, eBlah, FudForum, FuseTalk, FusionBB 3.0, InstantForum, MegaBBS, MyBB 1.4, Ning, Photopost 6.2, hotoPlog 2.x, phpBB 2.0, phpBB 3.0, phpFusion 6, phpMyForum 4.1, PunBB 1.3.4, simplepress, SMF 1.1 and 2.0, UBB.Threads 7.5, vBulletin 3.8, vBulletin 4.0, WebWiz 8.x, Woltlab BB 3.0, Wordpress, WowBB 1.7, XMB 1.9, Xoops, YAF.NET 1.9, ZenPhoto 1.2

    myBB Merge System


    Invision Power Board 2.1, 2.2, or 2.3, MyBB 1.6 (Merge multiple copies of MyBB in to the one), phpBB 2, phpBB 3, SMF 1.1, 2.0, PunBB 1.2, vBulletin 3.6, 3.7, or 3.8

    xenForo Importers/Converters


    vBulletin 3.6/3.7/3.8 importers built in
    IP.Board 3.1.x importer built in
    Unofficial vBulletin 4.0/4.1 importer available as an add-on
    Unofficial PunBB 1.2/1.3 importer available as an add-on
    Unofficial SMF 2 importer currently being developed

    phpBB Converters


    Categories Hierarchy, Drupal 5.x, IPB 1.3, IPB 2.3.x, Icy Phoenix, myBB 1.4.x, Ning, Phorum 5.0.x, PHP-Nuke, United-Nuke 4.2.08ms2, PHP-NUKE 7.9, Nuke-Evolution Basic - 2.0.5, PHP Nuke Clan 4.2.0, SMF 1.1.x, phpBB2 with Simple Subforums, Proboards, SMF 1.1.x, SMF 1.1.x converter support topic, SMF 2.0RC.x, vB 3.x, Yahoo

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