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Old 29 Dec 2013, 18:23
DaSpamer DaSpamer is offline
 
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Downgrade vBulletin 5 to vBulletin 4

Hello guys,
I've been using vBulletin 5, for the past 2-3 months..
1 word to describe it, absolutely sh!t.

Lost many of members, cannot achieve many stuff that I could with vBulletin 4.
Basically I want vBulletin 4 back.

Is there any script running somewhere?

Even if it's for sale, please contact me.

Message me in the forum, or e-mail me (preferred) diid1@walla.com , or add me via skype (cheatertankionline).
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Old 29 Dec 2013, 20:51
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Only way I can think you can downgrade is if you have a backup off vb4 but from what i know it wont work on vb5
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Old 29 Dec 2013, 20:54
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Sorry, but that's not an option for me.
I've been with vB 5 for several months, and had more than hundred subscriptions (upgrades) and had thousands of users registered..
Cannot do backup.

I heard people done downgrade.. Just waiting for those people to contact me, or anyone else that has the script (that I heard running here? or on the net).
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Old 29 Dec 2013, 21:30
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Its unlikely to happen without the loss of something.
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 00:00
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I bet you could use Impex but it would require a ton of work and as Zach said you will lose things, theme, etc.

Why do you want to downgrade after months? Can you be more specific?
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 17:50
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I don't mind losing couple of things, as long as I don't lose users data.
The reason why I want to downgrade, is because the script, is really slow.
There's no plugins for it, or themes (couldn't find any).
And forum is slowly dying, since I've upgraded (I was inactive for couple of weeks).

And RichiBoy67, it seems that you understand in it or have done it before?
Is there any tutorials, or instruction to do so?
Any method or tutorial that would help me accomplish it, is good for me.
(I do not have knowledge.. I can make couple of simple scripts, like login, and tracking, but that I've made my application).
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 19:20
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ImpEx is not an option as the database for vB5 is totally different than a vB4 database. You would need a custom script to be able to downgrade.
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 20:13
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
ImpEx is not an option as the database for vB5 is totally different than a vB4 database. You would need a custom script to be able to downgrade.
Yes I requested that in the first post.
Perhaps you have it? if you do how much would it cost?.
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 20:35
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What if you import the vb5 into some third party forum software, and then import THAT into vb4?
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 01:37
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Originally Posted by rhody401 View Post
What if you import the vb5 into some third party forum software, and then import THAT into vb4?
That's how a lot were doing it, works just fine
There's also a few places on the net who will do it for you.
I guess the OP hasn't heard of google...
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 02:53
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Originally Posted by rhody401 View Post
What if you import the vb5 into some third party forum software, and then import THAT into vb4?
Yeah, that may work too.

If you need help downgrading send me a PM. I should be able to help you out.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 12:39
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Thanks for the replies.
FreshFroot, if I'll run into troubles I'll PM you, much appreciated!.

--------------- Added 31 Dec 2013 at 12:57 ---------------

- sorry for double post.
Guys, I couldn't find converters from vBulletin 5 to other forum script (paid and non-paid).
Can anyone post a URL to any of the converters?

Thanks,
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 15:10
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I believe Invision Power Board have a vB5 converter.

http://invisionpower.com. You may want to post in pre-sales to ask about the version you are running.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 15:51
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Yes it does, it's great.
Gonna use it.

But sad part that it cannot convert Personal Messages.
So anyone here, can do it (manually or write any script or something..), I'll pay (message me please).
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Old 03 Feb 2014, 19:06
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We have successfully performed a vB5 to vB4 downgrade three times so far. It takes about a week to do, but our site, as well as 2 other client sites are satisfied with the job. You can learn more at vBSocial.com
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