How to Migrate from SMF to vBulletin

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If you want to migrate your SMF to vBulletin, try CMS2CMS. This migration tool will convert your forum automatedly in a couple of minutes. For more information go to http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/simple-machines-forum-to-vbulletin-migration

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How to Migrate from SMF to vBulletin

  1. 1. How to Migrate from SMF to vBulletin by CMS2CMS Team October, 2013 www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. How to Switch from SMF to vBulletin? Automated Migration Service www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? • 1. Back up your SMF forum. • 2. Install vBulletin. • 3. Find FTP access details (for SMF 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 SMF and vBulletin websites www.cms2cms.com
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your vBulletin website 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip www.cms2cms.com
  7. 7. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your vBulletin Site o Connect to your SMF website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to SMF root directory. o Connect to your vBulletin website via FTP o Copy extracted 'cms2cms' folder and paste it to vBulletin root directory. Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. www.cms2cms.com
  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. Start Free Demo Migration 1. Select extra options for your migration 2. You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip Demo migration and start Full migration right away. www.cms2cms.com
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration • Only one mouse click separates you from the new vBulletin forum. • After you click 'Start Full Migration', your SMF forum content will be moved to vBulletin. • 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
  11. 11. Go ahead and start the new life of your website! www.cms2cms.com Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!

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