How was the xenforo upgrade?

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  1. Greebo

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at migrating another site of mine from vBulletin 4 over to Xenforo. Since it's a new platform to me, and you guys did a successful migration - mind sharing any advice you might have? Any gotchas to look out for or "wish I'd known" situations?

    We're planning to do a pair of dummy sites to prep - one for setting up theme and then based on a copy of the theme site, a second to test migration.

    What was your migration experience like?

    Thanks in advance!

    Greebo - retired Overlord :)
     
  2. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I felt like it was very easy on my part.
     
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  3. Greebo

    Greebo N9017H - C172M (1976)

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    What a relief!

    Now what about from the site admins of a technical nature? :D
     
  4. camel

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    I have a specific question about xenforo: On another forum I'm on (which recently converted to xenforo), their search doesn't allow searching for words 3 letters long (for example, "NXI"). I just tested it here and it works. Is POA using the standard xenforo search, and if so, how do you configure it to allow this?
     
  5. Ravioli

    Ravioli En-Route PoA Supporter

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    In what language is NXI a word?
     
  6. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    Roman numerals?
     
  7. Everskyward

    Everskyward Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Xenforo questions should be directed to @jason, who was the technical expert. I like the Xenforo platform, especially on my phone.
     
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    I believe either @jason or @jesse hacked on it to fix that. Seems like that came up during the transition as a complaint, and they beat on it until it gave in. :)
     
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    Search limitation is generally caused by the minimum length setting in MySQL for full text searches.