I am looking for a capable programmer/developer who has experience with both the Invision Power Board and Vanilla forum softwares, and whom is capable in generating a script for us to use to migrate data from one to another.
We currently operate an IPB forum. We are looking to migrate from IPB to Vanilla.
All we are looking to migrate are the user accounts (IPB member accounts - usernames and post counts only) and all topics/threads within the forums, exported from IPB and then imported into Vanilla.
We do NOT require Profile data (avatars, bios, personal website url's etc.), polls, attachments etc.
I understand that keeping the user account passwords within IPB is not possible when migrating due to encryption, but I will need to provide members with an option to reset their password in Vanilla when the migration is complete (I believe this should happen naturally once migration is complete, however).
A few years ago someone had a working script to do this (as well as step by step instructions) - This is available at the following URL:
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This script and instructions no longer work, but I gather will provide a platform for someone to start.
We are using the latest relese of IPB (IPB 3) and we will want to use the latest version of Vanilla ([url removed, login to view])
I can grant you access to a test bed copy of IPB and Vanilla on our server, but you will need to generate your own user data within this as I cannot grant access to our live user database.
I will need will to see a working example of the script prior to releasing any monies.