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    SitePoint Addict drbones's Avatar
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    Transferring existing site users to a forum

    Hey guys,

    I run a site that allows users to login and do a bunch of stuff. I have 9000 users already and was thinking about creating a forum. I havn't decided on what app I'm going to use yet for the forum (Vbulletin, PHPBB etc) but I am goign to want to try to import all my existing users into the forum database.

    Is this something easily accomplished? I'm assuming I could just dump the database fields from my database into the vbulletin database as well as any other corresponding information I have.

    Also, how tough would it be to make it so when a user signs up for the site, they are added to both databases?

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    This comes up pretty often. It's not trivial, but it's done all the time. I suggest you go over to the help wanted forums and pay someone who can do it for you. I think you can even hire VBulletin themselves who do this type of thing if my memory serves me correctly.

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    Hey drbones!

    What site are you talking about?


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