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Moving an older vBulletin installation

Hey guys,

Could you tell me if there would be any problems moving an older vBulletin installation; version 3.8.4 to the exact?





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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    Welcome to the community.

    There is a porter addon:

    The documentation here: says that vBulletin3-5 is supported.

    It's quick and easy to install a test forum, so I'd suggest have a go, and ask on here if anything doesn't work as expected.

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    Great, thanks. I'll try it and let you know if anything.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Migration from vBulletin 3.8 has excellent support in the Porter. That's the version I migrated from. ;)

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    Hey guys, forgot to ask this in my previous reply...if I migrate the forums to Vanilla, will it import everything over including the smilies?

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    No, the emoji system is very different. However, you can build your own legacy emoji set using the included Emoji Extender plugin and they will work the same as ever afterward.

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    Thanks, Linc.

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