Migrate vBulletin to phpBB with Ease


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This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to mirgate your forum content from vBulletin to phpBB with ease and safety. You will get all the necessary information on how to make s switch automatedly in just a few minutes.


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Migrate vBulletin to phpBB with Ease

  1. 1. Migrate Your Forum Content from vBulletin to phpBB with Ease vBulletin and phpBB are the platforms you can create forums on. Before giving the preference to this over that bulletin board, let’s have a glance to them in details. So, let’s start from vBulletin. The first thing you should know about this forum platform – it’s commercial tool, notice that you should purchase it, plus the upgrade is on the paying basis too. So, these facts make people think twice before making the choice. PhpBB, on the other hand, is a free platform written in PHP. PhpBB is an easy-to-use forum platform. It is straightforward to setup and you can simply make various modifications (MODs) by yourself and also, if you have some programming knowledge, you may create the MODs on your own accordingly to your demands and requirements. That is why, phpBB platform is considered to be a better option to create a forum on. Generally, before choosing the forum platform, think about the budget you are ready to spend and your level of expertise. But, if you currently run your web project on vBulletin, but want to give a try to a free tool like phpBB, there’s an option. Instead of creating a new phpBB forum from the very beginning, you can easily transfer vBulletin data to phpBB absolutely automatedly. So now, we are going to present you the alternative way of how to convert forum from vBulletin to phpBB. With CMS2CMS migration service, the process will be very simple and extremely fast. In a few mouth clicks the migration will be over. In other words, the process of migration will be absolutely automated.
  2. 2. vBulletin to phpBB Migration: Step-by-Step Instruction Registration To get started, create an account or login with your Facebook or Google account.
  3. 3. Source and Target Website URLs Should be Provided Indicate your Source and Target website URLs in the following fields. In our case they are vBulletin as the Current website and phpBB as New website.
  4. 4. Set up the Connection between Websites Now you have to install the connection bridge. The bridge is used to allow data interaction between your Source and Target CMS. To do this you have to follow this instruction: ● Download Bridge file to your computer. It will be saved as “cms2cms” zip. ● Then extract the folder from the zip file. ● After that you have to connect to your Source and Target Websites via FTP client software. ● Within the FTP dashboard, copy the “cms2cms” folder and paste it into the root folder of the Source and Target websites.
  5. 5. Select Extra Options After pressing the button “Verify Connection” you have the possibility to choose the additional options such as media migration, making URLs SEO friendly, clearing current Target data from your new site.
  6. 6. Set about Free Demo Migration Before running the Full Migration, it would be better for you to start Free Demo MIgration first. It will show you how the service works.
  7. 7. The Last Step: Full Migration If you are satisfied with the Demo results, then it is time for you to start the final stage – launch the Full Migration. vBulletin to phpBB migration will last only a few minutes and you will enjoy the results very soon.
  8. 8. You Can Migrate the Following Items From vBulletin to phpBB So, run Free Demo Migration and you will see how easily and fast CMS2CMS tool converts your forum data vBulletin to phpBB.