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    Hi,

    At present i have a PHPBB forum with a Joomla front end as a cms.

    I have always admired vb and am giving it serious thought now to buy it.

    2 things i would like to know.

    Can i port all my users and posts over from PHPBB.

    If i purchase a vb 4 license does that mean i can use any version of vb ?

    So far i have been looking at styles/themes and the ones i prefer seem to be the 3.8 versions of vb....

    If you see my website now http://www.kkclan.net you will see i run a gaming community and like the dark gamer feel. I love the way vb 4 looks on stock but cant seem to find a suitable gamer style similar to my phpbb one.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  • #2
    Originally posted by FooKaa View Post
    Can i port all my users and posts over from PHPBB.
    Yes will import all Posts/Threads and Users but not passwords so users will be required to change passwords....

    Originally posted by FooKaa View Post
    If i purchase a vb 4 license does that mean i can use any version of vb ?
    Yes you will get current v4 and all future versions of version 4 as well as v3 and v2.....

    Originally posted by FooKaa View Post
    So far i have been looking at styles/themes and the ones i prefer seem to be the 3.8 versions of vb....

    If you see my website now http://www.kkclan.net you will see i run a gaming community and like the dark gamer feel. I love the way vb 4 looks on stock but cant seem to find a suitable gamer style similar to my phpbb one.
    search vbulletin.org
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    • #3
      Originally posted by SteveLV702 View Post
      Yes will import all Posts/Threads and Users but not passwords so users will be required to change passwords....



      Yes you will get current v4 and all future versions of version 4 as well as v3 and v2.....



      search vbulletin.org

      Thanks for the quick reply...

      Any pointers on how to port users and posts would be much appreciated...

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      • #4
        once download and install then you download and run the Impex Importer it does all work for you just follow the directions
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SteveLV702 View Post
          Yes will import all Posts/Threads and Users but not passwords so users will be required to change passwords....
          I recommend that you advise your members both before and after the forum change that they will have to request a new (temporary) password after the change in forum software. Also I would remind them to update their email addresses in their settings. A lot of the issues I had when I switched from iKonboard to vB was related to members not remembering what email addy they used. LOL.

          I hope this helps.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WhatChaMissin View Post
            I recommend that you advise your members both before and after the forum change that they will have to request a new (temporary) password after the change in forum software. Also I would remind them to update their email addresses in their settings. A lot of the issues I had when I switched from iKonboard to vB was related to members not remembering what email addy they used. LOL.

            I hope this helps.

            Thanks i will do that

            And thanks impex i have it .....

            Now all i need to do is find a decent style that looks sexier than the one i use now...

            I have no problem paying for a premium style if it looks the dogs dangleys

            I looked at the place first linked.. Any other places worth checking out ?

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            • #7
              Oh and 1 more question....

              If i pick a vb 3.8.6 style do i need the same version of vb or can i use the latest version ?

              I know this is prob a dumb question but im just curious.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FooKaa View Post
                Oh and 1 more question....

                If i pick a vb 3.8.6 style do i need the same version of vb or can i use the latest version ?

                I know this is prob a dumb question but im just curious.
                it all depends on the style if get from vbulletin.org usually says the compatibility
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                CN Mobile Lite (iTunes)(Android)(Blackberry)
                TheFaFClan Mobile Lite (iTunes)(Android)(Blackberry)
                Audi Spirit Mobile Lite (iTunes)(Android)(Blackberry)

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