How to Migrate Forum
from vBulletin to
WordPress bbPress
by CMS2CMS Team
June, 2013
www.cms2cms.com
How to Migrate from vBulletin to bbPress?
Automated Migration Service
www.cms2cms.com
How to Prepare for Migration?
1. Back up your vBulletin website.
2. Install WordPress with bbPress.
3. Find FTP access det...
Migration Setup
Step 1. Create your account
Visit www.cms2cms.com
Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or...
Migration Setup
Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites
1. Select your
Current
and New
CMS types
2. Type in the
URLs o...
Migration Setup
Step 3. Connect your Sites
1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC
2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the z...
o Connect to your vBulletin website via FTP
o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to vBulletin root
directory.
o Connect to ...
Migration Setup
Step 3. Connect your Sites
Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection
to your Sites"
www.cms...
Migration Setup
Step 4. Select Migration preferences
1. Check the box to activate
forum modules migration.
2. Select extra...
Migration Setup
Step 4. Start Demo Migration
You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the
free Demo...
Migration Setup
Step 5. Start Full Migration
Only one mouse click
separates you from the new
bbPress forum.
After you clic...
Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!
Go ahead and start the new life of your
website!
www.cms2cms.com
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How to Migrate Forum from vBulletin to WordPress bbPress

  1. 1. How to Migrate Forum from vBulletin to WordPress bbPress by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013 www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. How to Migrate from vBulletin to bbPress? Automated Migration Service www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your vBulletin website. 2. Install WordPress with bbPress. 3. Find FTP access details (for WordPress and vBulletin) Find more info in this article www.cms2cms.com
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit www.cms2cms.com Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google www.cms2cms.com
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types 2. Type in the URLs of your vBulletin and WordPress websites www.cms2cms.com
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip www.cms2cms.com
  7. 7. o Connect to your vBulletin website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to vBulletin root directory. o Connect to your WordPress with bbPress website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to WordPress root folder index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites www.cms2cms.com Note. Root directory is the top folder with
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites" www.cms2cms.com
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences 1. Check the box to activate forum modules migration. 2. Select extra options for your migration: Migrate Media - to have images moved (includes only images from website posts, forum images aren’t included). Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on WordPress website (doesn’t involve forum posts URLs). Clear Target website data - delete all content from WordPress website before the Migration. 3. Press ‘Confirm options’ button. www.cms2cms.com
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. www.cms2cms.com Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new bbPress forum. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your vBulletin forum content will be moved to WordPress bbPress. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new website! www.cms2cms.com
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website! www.cms2cms.com
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