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How to Convert your vBulletin Forum to IPB Forum

I have seen quite some people asking around for help in converting their vBulletin forum to IPB forum. So i have written a “How To” tutorial on it. Continue reading this post for complete details on Converting your vBulletin Forum to IPB Forum.

Below are the actions to be performed in order to Convert your vBulletin Forum to IPB Forum:

  • Firstly, turn off the vB installation from your vB AdminCP.
  • This applies for all tutorials – please take a complete backup of your forum before you start performing the other actions, this will save your face in case something goes wrong.
  • Remove all the vBulletin files from your installation location, usually root of public_html.
  • Now upload all IPB files which you received when you bought the IPB license to the same folder where you deleted vBulletin files.
  • Start IPB board’s installation – you will need to use the same database name, database username and password which was used in the vBulletin installation.
  • Once the IPB is installed, please visit this link to download IPB Convertor.
  • Upload all the files inside the “upload” folder of your IPB Convertor to your IPB installation folder, usually it is public_html.
  • Login to your IPB Forum and visit the AdminCP.
  • Navigate to Applications and Modules and there click on Manage Applications & Modules.
  • Now activate IPS Installer
  • Once activated, navigate to My Apps, there you will find IPS Converters in the navigation bar, click on this.
  • Click on Start New Conversion.
  • Select the vBulletin forum version you had before and enter an ID of your choice and click on Continue.
  • Fill in all the details in the page and click on Continue.
  • In the next screen, click on all the blue buttons you will see, the red buttons will get auto-unlocked as you proceed. Fill out/tick all necessary information and settings. Click on Convert.
  • Once the conversion make sure to rebuild the content and cache.

Voila! You have now successfully converted your vBulletin Forum to IPB Forum.

Note: Please check the content of your newly converted IPB Forum, it is prone to some errors. Make sure to correct them.

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