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IPB to Vanilla

edited September 2009 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hello All,

I'm looking to convert from IPB 3 to Vanilla.

I've browsed the forum and addons section for some time and am unable to find a way to do this.

I note there is an old script that exists that used to allow older versions of IPB to be converted over but from the comments this appears to no longer work.

What I am looking to do is bring over user accounts and user posts. The IPB profiles and such are not needed, just the posts and user accounts.

I'd appreciate if someone would let me know if there is a way to make this happen.




  • I'll assume this is not possible then.


  • edited September 2009
    I'm attempting to upgrade the Invision script available in the downloads section to work with IPB3 myself.

    As I am not a programmer, it is slow progress.

    So far I've managed to get the script to import all topics/threads from IPB to Vanilla. When I say topics/threads, it's brought over the topic/thread TITLES and not the body.

    The other issues is that I am thus far unable to get it to import any of the members from IPB.

    If anyone out there has experience with IPB migration, I'd appreciate some help.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    We do have importers on our roadmap ( ), and IPB is definitely up on the top of the list. We are working hard at stabilizing the V2 codebase right now, and we'll start working on importers after V2 is released (unless someone from the community gets to it before us :).
  • Mark, any timeline? I am also *very very keen* to move to Vanilla once the importer is available.
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    @sagar I don't know of anyone working on this yet. Someone will definitely update when this bit is under way :)
  • I have a WBB3.1 converter to Vanilla :)
  • If there now is a converter for Invision Power Board -> Vanilla I really would like to know ;)
  • Hey, can you provide a link to the wbb3.1 to vanilla converter please? :)
  • Any news?
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    The importer currently supports vBulletin, phpBB, Vanilla 1, and bbpress. SMF and IPB are next on the list.
  • I'd suggest you move your IPB to phpbb or smf, then migrate from that to Vanilla!

    My last migration to Vanilla I was migrating from Drupal...

    Originally I was going to bbpress - so I had to go...
    Drupal -> smf -> phpbb -> bbpress

    Then after a week with bbpress I ditched it and migrated to Vanilla with a wordpress authentication bridge.

    The users are all using their original passwords, and all the content is across.
  • Any news for the IPB3 converter to vanilla ?
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    No additions to the exporter recently, sorry.
  • I tought it was on the top of the list..
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    List of forums to support. Unfortunately, we haven't had much time for the importer lately.
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