Migrating vB5 to Discourse


(Max Von Der Marwitz) #1

Have anyone managed to do this?
I have been working on it for a while now and have not found a good solution so far.


(Abdul Munim Zahid) #2

I have imported a vBulletin forum many times. Where exactly are you getting stuck?

If you don’t care about your attachments you can use the easier way of importing where you first convert your forum to vanila format and then import the vanilla file to the WordPress.

Use the following tutorial:



(Jeff Atwood) #3

I think he was concerned that vBulletin 5 has a different database schema than vBulletin 4.

I think our vBulletin importer assumes a version of 3 or 4…


(Max Von Der Marwitz) #4

Indeed, I have managed to migrate a vB4 to Discourse but vB5 is quite annoying since the structure is completely different.