Migrating legacy data from other applications

Hi. I have a dump from an old forum application which I like to migrate to discourse. What is the best way to do it ? should I create a plugin for it ? Or use the API to create new posts ? I need the date to be exactly the same as the dump file for each post.

What better chance to take a look at our import scripts from other platforms? :wink:


hell yeah. How can I use them ?

You can start reading this guide:


thanks a lot friend.

You don’t mention what software you’ve been using. Every importer migrates the original date of the posts, so that part is easy.

Searching “your forum howto” will find instructions if there are any, and the link above will get you to all of the importers.

A substantial part of my living is from doing imports. I have an info page here: Redirecting…