1. Cyburbia

    Straight Dope Message Board moving from vBulletin 3.8.7 to ... Discourse?

    The Straight Dope Message Board is a "legacy forum" -- online for over 20 years, and one of the longest-established big boards. After starting off with UBB, the site switched to vBulletin a few years later. It's been running nearly stock vB 3.8.7 for close to a decade. Over the past two...
  2. yameth

    Should I trust a dev company to transfer my user database?

    I need to change platform on one of my sites and the developers of the new platform provide a paid service to transfer the database from the old platform. Data and user emails etc. Even though I have no other choice, I feel very uncomfortable to expose my user email database to a third party...
  3. scottkoz20

    Seriously thinking about making the switch to Xenforo from vB4

    Over the last several months, I have been thinking about if I should upgrade my forum to vB5 or switch entirely to Xenforo2. I have over 100k registered members (10k active in the last year and over 14M posts). I also have a number of custom applications that use the login structure in order...
  4. M

    Upgrade Time....but to where?

    Since 2004 I've had a small forum that has run successfully on vBulletin 4 and, for the last few years I've been a bit of an absentee landlord. The forum has been stalled on vBulletin 4.2.2 for a number of years and, following some emails about recent issues from my users, it seems that the...
  5. baconfist

    Thinking about moving from vBulletin to Discourse

    I am thinking about moving from vBulletin to Discourse as I feel as time has changed and how forums are utilized it was time to move to something that better integrates with other media. I am not under the illusion that this will jump start my forums, but other things like the Discord channel...
  6. S

    Do very many forums still run on VB3 ....if you migrated to something else what was your choice?

    I feel like I've painted myself in to a corner. Love VB3. It works. So I refused to move to VB4 and VB5 didn't entice me any more than VB4, so here I am with 6 VB3 forums. I tried to move to a new server and came to the realization that I'm in a world of hurt. I could not move since my...
  7. BirdOPrey5

    Massive drop in Skimlinks clicks since moving to XF?

    So a month after moving from vBulletin 3.x to Xenforo 2.1, I see the number of clicks recorded by Skimlinks has dropped from several thousands in the month prior to 153 in the 30 days since... Revenue of course has also fallen. I have triple confirmed the same javascript code is on every page...
  8. WhaleTail-Forum

    Cost of moving from vBulletin to Xenforo? Should it be $1000?

    Hi guys So glad I found this site. I am looking to transfer my site from vBulletin to Xenforo. I have been quoted $1000 with this message: The migration to XenForo 2.1 will cost 1000 USD. The project will include test board creation and test migration, data verification, live board migration...
  9. RisingSun

    Just migrated to XF: what do I need to know?

    Hello everyone, A couple of months ago, I posted a thread in the vB section about migrating our forum from vB 3.8.11 to XF. Now, thanks to mysiteguy, our forum is now working on XF! What do I need to do to make the forum work optimally? Are there short tutorials that I can post for our...
  10. deslocotoco

    Help! The gates of 'hell' just opened on my little Forum. Mass migration!! How to handle??

    The gates of 'hell' just opened on my little Forum. Yeah, it's the administrator dream and it's happening right now as I'm posting this thread here. My Google Ads earning per day is something like U$ 0,25 and now is growing to U$ 2,0 right now and going up by the minute (or F5 pressing)...
  11. Magle

    Time to move on from vB4, but where to go?

    The writing is on the wall, and has been for some time, not least since it vBulletin 4 was declared end of life. I need to find a way going forward with my TalkClassical forum. The site is still very much alive and currently has 1.3 million posts, but I don't see any way to move forward with it...
  12. fixer

    Moving from xf to IPS

    After a great amount of thought , I have to do whats best for my community, I was one of the very first customers on xenforo. The time has come. It is partly my fault for relying on 3rd parties to bring the functionality we needed , so now we are trapped on old software awaiting 3rd parties to...
  13. Optic

    My migration experience with XenForo 1.5.x to IPS 4.2.x

    So I recently migrated to IPS from XenForo and it went quite smooth. :) For those considering moving to IPS 4.2.x from XenForo 1.5.x, I thought I would make a list of potential issues. For some of you these would be a non-issue, for some it would be a compromise and for others they may be...
  14. TrixieTang

    Something Awful considering switch to XF

    Looks like Lowtax is currently considering moving Something Awful from a heavily hacked vB2 over to XF. Would this be the biggest vB (or anything) to XF conversion so far if it happened? https://forums.somethingawful.com/announcement.php?forumid=1
  15. r3v0lution

    FINALLY - get to start playing with XF

    I just got my license and downloaded XF. I anxious to get it installed to the site, but first wanted to know if anyone has done this: Currently have a WP site, with some articles that I don't wan to lose. What is the process of moving my WP install into a sub-directory so that I can install XF...