Considering a move from xenForo
Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:10 AM
I am considering moving from xenforo to IPS and have some questions... just to give a little background, I moved around 6 months ago from vBulletin... I felt rather shafted by vbulletin 4 and even though xenforo lacked a lot of features we needed decided it was a good move... maybe that was wrong.
We have several xenForo 'pages' which need migrating... so, I assume IPS has a content management system where i 'pages' can live.
We have archived blogs left over from vbulletin which I need to reinstate... the archive of vbulletin shares exactly the same userid numbers as our xenforo install so I am hoping this is going to be possible. The same is true of our image library - same user ids, archived in our vbulletin database.
Does IPS have anything similar to vBulletin social groups? Our users miss this feature... a lot.
We have 'premium accounts', users pay £x per year for special forum access and better permissions... is this possible under IPS? Can our existing 'premium' members be migrated along with expiry dates, etc? How can this be handled? They are set up as recurring paypal subscriptions... any advice here is welcome.
I am sure I will have more questions but I want to ensure that the above is possible and hope I dont encounter any show stoppers.
Thanks for your feedback,
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:45 AM
I am unsure whether you can convert just the blogs from vBulletin. You can convert multiple installs into one, but I'm not all that clear on how it will work in your scenario. I recommend emailing [email protected] to confirm about converting just blogs from vBulletin.
There is a social groups feature in the marketplace. There are several addons for this particular addon as well, I've noticed.
We have a product called IP.Nexus which supports subscriptions. I am unsure if it can be directly converted or if you will need a custom converter written (you didn't mention how the subscriptions are handled), but if you email [email protected], someone can answer for you definitively.
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