This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



bbConverter currently supports converting your vBulletin 3x/4x, Invision Powerboard, and BBPress 1x forums over to the new bbPress 2x plugin setup.

bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress which can be found at:

You have the option of deciding whether or not to convert your forum users over to WordPress users as well. The transition for converting is seamless.

This plugin runs in the background and converts passwords for your users when they log in, so the process is seamless even if your old forum uses different encryption methods.

Coming Soon:

We are working on phpBB, and Xenforo conversions. Many more platforms are on the list.


  • Settings Page


  1. Upload the bbConverter folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate bbConverter through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go into your WordPress admin under ‘Settings’ and choose ‘Converter’
  5. Choose the platform you want to convert from and fill in the database information. Click start
  6. Once the conversion has completed, visit the WordPress Admin ‘Tools’ section and click ‘Recount’
  7. Do NOT deactivate the plugin once it is finished as it is needed for user password management unless your coming from bbpress 1x.


Do you provide support?

Yes, support is provided in the forums at

Can I convert custom forum data over to bbPress?

YES, we do offer a custom conversion service for those people who have special features which they need to have ported over.

Contributors & Developers

“bbConverter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Added phpBB Conversion


  • Fixed Cleaning slow down
  • Much Faster importing now if mysql table editing is available
  • Fixed duplicate first post/replay on topics
  • Fixed Issue with Different charset from UTF-8
  • Added more info messages


  • VBulletin 3x and 4x support added


  • Invision Power Board support added


  • Initial release supporting bbPress 1x