Inter-platform migration is becoming a lot more popular and frequent and it’s all thanks to the increasing availability of cross-platform migration tools. Competition is one of the best driver of innovation. The companies behind our favorite platforms will definitely begin to pay closer attention to our needs in an effort to keeps us from moving our networks to “a better place”.
PHPFox to SocialEngine PHP
With this PHPfox import tool, your PHPfox community will transfer seamlessly and you can pick up right where you left off. You will be quickly making lots of new and exciting improvements to your site. Your members will thank you, and you’ll wish you had done it sooner! (SocialEngineAddOns)
“Picking up right where you left off” after a transplant sounds too good to be true but it isn’t. I’ve witness this first hand after migrating Ning Networks to SocialEngine PHP. Of course, no two platforms are exactly the same so there will be some notable differences in the way certain things are done but I’m sure you’ll find that SocialEngine PHP is a lot easier to work with than PHPFox.
I have not had the chance to test out the PHPFox Import Tool myself but I trust that the tool has been tested many times over to ensure it functions the way it should. Hats off to the Devs over at SocialEngineAddOns for making it possible to migrate every bit of user data. See below for the list of transferable data.
The SocialEngineAddOns PHPfox importer tool will transfer:
- Pages & Groups
- Marketplace Listings
- Activity Feed
- Nested Comments
- Private Messaging
- Account Privacy
- Custom Fields
- SEO – Meta Keywords & Description
- Custom Pages
- Ad Campaigns
- Banned Users
- Facebook and Janrain Users
- Admin Settings …. and many more
Please note that unlike the Ning Import Tool, this migration tool is not native to SocialEngine. It must be purchased ($29 onetime fee) and installed as a plugin.
Looking for a more “hands on” approach to learning more about SocialEngine PHP? We invite you to take advantage of our fully hosted, free 30 day SocialEngine PHP trial. Click the here for more information.
If you’ve already tried SocialEngine PHP and you’re to buy, you can do so here.