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Convert to Invision Community

Switch to an elevated community experience.

Our state-of-the-art conversion tools and services help your community evolve from outdated forum software to a leading community platform.

Bring it all

Converting should not mean starting over

Your content is priceless. Whether your community has a few months, or decades of history, we carefully convert data from more than 40 platforms.

  • Preserve your data

    Your community history and culture will not be lost. Switch kitchens but keep your ingredients.

  • Seamlessly transition from old to new

    Don't stay stuck in the past because it is easier. Let us help you modernize your community to ensure future growth.

  • Keep old content links working

    We will reposition your software, but our conversion tools ensure old links still work from search engines and other external content.

How to convert

Conversion Service

We've successfully converted hundreds of communities to Invision Community. Whether you'd like us to convert you from an established platform in the attached list, or something entirely custom, contact us to discuss your needs.

  • 1. Consultation

    We will analyze a sample of your data to discover what can be converted, and any problems we foresee.

  • 2. Development

    If you decide to proceed, you'll provide us with a backup of the data from your existing community.

    Our development team will build a custom convertor for your existing data in order to bring it into Invision Community.

  • 3. Conversion

    A test conversion will be performed, allowing you to review the result and identify any problems.

    Finally, the live conversion will take place at a time that is convenient to you and your community.

Converting to Invision Community


Don't see your current platform here? Get in touch - our custom conversion service can convert just about any data.

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  • bbPress
  • ikonboard
  • Joomla!
  • Jive
  • Khoros
  • MyBB 1.8.x
  • phpBB 2
  • phpBB 3.1.x/3.2.x/3.3.x
  • SMF 2.0.x
  • Telligent Community
  • Vanilla 3.x
  • vBulletin 3.8.x/4.x
  • vBulletin 5.x
  • Website Toolbox
  • Woltlab 3.1.x
  • Wordpress 5.x/6.x
  • wpForo 2.1.x
  • XenForo 1.5.x/2.0.x/2.1.x/2.2.x
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Please reach out to get your conversion started.

We will coordinate with you every step of the way to ensure the process is quick and seamless.

Additional help

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my existing links be broken?

    When you convert from another platform, our conversion app automatically translates your current URLs into Invision Community keyword-rich URLs.

  • How long does a conversion take?

    This depends on the size of your current database and the number of entries, so it is difficult to give a definitive answer. Small communities may convert in a few minutes, while large communities may require several hours.

  • Will I lose my themes & addons?

    Unfortunately yes - themes and addons designed for other software will not work with IPS software. But similar addons and themes may be available in the IPS Marketplace. And don't forget we have an Easy Theme Editor, allowing you to restyle the software by pointing and clicking. We also offer a Branding Matching service.

  • Will user passwords work after the conversion?

    In most cases yes, users can log in normally once the conversion is complete. Where this is not possible, users must set a new password upon their first login.

  • What might increase the cost of conversion?

    Standard conversions start at $1,250. This price may vary in some situations, such as if your platform requires additional development work, or if some material facts are not disclosed that later affect the conversion process. Contact our sales team for more information.

  • How will you confirm you can convert my data?

    If you're migrating from one of the many platforms we've worked with before, we should be able to confirm immediately. If you are migrating from a custom platform, or one with which we haven't worked before, we ask that you send us a small sample of the database structure and data. One of our conversion specialists can analyze the database to determine how feasible a conversion would be. Naturally, all data you send us is treated in the utmost confidence; there's no obligation to proceed with our service.


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