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How to Migrate from
SMF to vBulletin
by CMS2CMS Team
How to Switch from SMF to vBulletin?
Automated Migration Service
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
Step 1. Create your account
Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google
Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites
1. Select your
2. Type in the
Step 3. Connect your vBulletin website
1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC
2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
Step 3. Connect your vBulletin Site
o Connect to your SMF website via FTP
o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to SMF root directory.
Connect to your vBulletin website via FTP
Copy extracted 'cms2cms' folder and paste it to
vBulletin root directory.
Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php
Find more info here or watch the video tutorial.
Step 3. Connect your Sites
Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection
to your Sites"
Step 4. Start Free Demo Migration
1. Select extra options for
2. You're all set to start
your migration. It's
recommended to run the
free Demo migration to
see how the service
Note. You can skip Demo
migration and start Full
migration right away.
Step 5. Start Full Migration
• Only one mouse click
separates you from the new
• After you click 'Start Full
Migration', your SMF forum
content will be moved to
• 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
Go ahead and start the new life of your
Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!