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  • Converting FROM Joomla to vBulletin

    Hello,

    I had a license that expired a few months ago. I'm considering renewing shortly.

    I'm wondering if its possible to convert from Joomla to vBulletin.

    I appreciate Joomla is a CMS, but I'm looking to migrate from it and import all the Joomla user accounts over and into vBulletin.

    The user data such as usernames and passwords would have to remain exactly the same as my Joomla site has over 10k members and having them reset their passwords/change usernames would be logistically painful!

    Is there a facility/mod/program avaliable that would make this possible?

    Just to note, I am not looking to bridge Joomla and vBulletin. I am looking to get rid of Joomla completely and use vBulletin fully.

    I'd appreciate if someone could help me with this!

    Thanks,

    Tom
    Last edited by SludgeMeister; Wed 15 Aug '07, 1:21pm.

  • #2
    as far as I can tell.. no. I think there is a way to INTEGRATE BOTH joomla and vbulletin, but I don't think you can transfer your joomla users to a vB board.

    Best place to get a good answer is vbulletin.org. I don't think the IMPEX convertor can do it either. It's mostly covnersions from forum to forum, not CMS to forum. Then again I could be wrong. Jerry here on vBulletin could better answer this question, since he works in the converstion area.

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    • #3
      Joomla isn't a message board software right? If it's not, then it would be impossible or if possible itself, really hard to import to vbulletin.

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      • #4
        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240197
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        • #5
          However no one has confirmed that it can be done.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by poolking View Post
            However no one has confirmed that it can be done.
            There is no importer at this time. However it can be done. Just a matter of determining what to import and mapping fields properly. Whether or not there would be demand to justify creating the module is the sticky point.
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            Wayne Luke
            The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
            vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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            • #7
              Still not sure what people are asking for.

              * Joomla has no user profile fields other than username, email, and password.
              * Joomla has no forum built-in.
              * Joomla has no usergroups to speak of except Author, Editor, Publisher, and Admin.
              * vBulletin does not have a front page or articles system so none of the content from Joomla would import.

              So what exactly do you want imported? The users? You can export a list of users from Joomla by making a dump of the database and use the CSV ImpEx importer. Also if the passwords are hashed a certain way, then you will not be able to convert them to vBulletin.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by feldon23 View Post
                Still not sure what people are asking for.

                * Joomla has no user profile fields other than username, email, and password.
                * Joomla has no forum built-in.
                * Joomla has no usergroups to speak of except Author, Editor, Publisher, and Admin.
                * vBulletin does not have a front page or articles system so none of the content from Joomla would import.

                So what exactly do you want imported? The users? You can export a list of users from Joomla by making a dump of the database and use the CSV ImpEx importer. Also if the passwords are hashed a certain way, then you will not be able to convert them to vBulletin.
                * you can assign default values for user profiles or user groups. i think it's not a problem.

                * i'm one of the persons who wants an importer from joomla. i want my joomla articles to my vbulletin. i mean only content and categories.
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                • #9
                  Joomla WYSIWYG (TinyMCE or JCE ) is not compatible with vBulletin WYSIWYG so any articles you bring over with rich content (pictures, fonts) will have to be rebuilt.

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