Having an active forum has become the top priority for many website owners targeted at retaining their loyal readers and attracting potential ones. vBulletin and bbPress are popular forum boards that allow webmasters to stay in touch and hold a solid interaction with their readers.
vBulletin is an efficient and robust forum package that is used all over the globe by fairly big companies. It is packed with a huge number of options to make your forum meet your specific needs. However, all the bells and whistles of the platform have their price. Being a commercial software – vBulletin is becoming less popular and many users are leaving it in favour of free, but powerful bbPress. bbPress, alternatively, is both invaluable and priceless, providing great possibilities for online interaction at no price at all. Usually users find a lot to like with the platform – however, it keeps focused on the ease of use, ease of integration and fast speed. Millions of people worldwide gravitate towards the platform due to its flexibility and strong security features.
Ready to migrate to bbPress? Then look no further than CMS2CMS automated migration service that will transfer all your vBulletin data to bbPress swiftly, accurately and with your minimal involvement. Get know all the tips and tricks of successful switching across above-mentioned forum boards from the migration guideline provided below:
1. Download the Plugin.
Initially, download “CMS2CMS: Automated vBulletin to bbPress” Plugin on the official WordPress plugin repository and save it on your PC. Then:
- Go to your new WordPress website admin panel
- Right within dashboard find “Plugins” -> “Add New” and upload the file.
- As soon as the file is installed, click “Activate” button.
2. Create an Account.
Register your CMS2CMS account. You just have to provide your username and password.
3. Establish your Source and Target Sites
Select your current and new types of platforms (vBulletin and bbPress correspondingly). Type in the URL addresses of both your forum software and install the Connection Bridge to your vBulletin website.
4. Select Migration Preferences
Specify from the list of options those you’d like to be performed during the migration process. Remember that you can convert not only users and categories but also threads, polls and replies.
5. Run Demo Migration
To proceed with the further steps – try free Demo Migration to see the service in progress.
6. Initiate Full Migration
In case you are totally satisfied with Demo – perform Full Migration. After the final click, your vBulletin website content will be converted to bbPress.
That’s it! Congratulations! Now you may check the results of the conversion (that will certainly outperform even the most creative and forward-thinking expectations) and start using all new opportunities that bbPress has to offer.
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