I migrated the vBulletin forum to BuddyPress yesterday. If you are following SWIFT theme from the beginning you must be knowing that the support forum was first powered by bbPress, I migrated it to vBulletin as bbPress had limited functionality and vBulletin was more user-friendly though it attracted a lot of spam. Now that I’m developing BubbyPress version of SWIFT, it doesn’t feel right to have the forum powered by some overpriced piece of software.
Here are some other reasons why im not using vBulletin anymore..
- It requires a separate username and login, there are some plugins to bridge the users but they dint work well.
- Attracts lot of spam.
- Registration of users is not very smooth.
- It lacks community features.
The import process was not very smooth as there were no converters available. First i had to migrate vBulletin forum to phpbb3 and then to bbPress. I managed to import the users and posts without any loss, but I’m not sure if your old passwords will work. If the don’t you can recover them from this page
Note: You should be member of a group before you can post in it. If you face any problems in accessing the forum or posting on the forum, please post theme here.
PS: If you need help converting your vBulletin forum to BuddyPress, contact me for a quote.