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Already running a community? We've got you covered.

If you already run a community but want to upgrade to the IPS Community Suite, you'll be pleased to know migrating to us doesn't mean a starting with a blank slate.

Your content is priceless, and with our converter app or service, you can migrate data from more than 40 platforms helping to make the transition easier for you and your members.

Free Migration Tool

We offer free self-service converters for 40 different platforms. Simply install the app and follow the instructions to migrate your existing community. The data that can be migrated from each platform varies, so check the list on the left to see what data will come over from your current software.

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Migration Service from $650

Prefer to leave it to the experts? We've successfully migrated hundreds of communities to the IPS Community Suite with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency. Whether you'd like us to migrate you from an established platform in the attached list, or something entirely custom, contact us to discuss your needs.

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Migration FAQ

Will my existing links be broken?

When you convert from one of many platforms, we include free scripts which automatically translate your current URLs into the IPS Community Suite's Friendly URLs. Appropriate headers are sent, so search engines don't penalize you for the change, either. If your existing platform will redirect in this way, it will be indicated with the icon on our Migrate to IPS page.

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 Them Editor, allowing you to restyle the software by pointing and clicking. We also offer a Branding Matching service.

How long does a migration 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. If you choose our migration service, we'll try and provide a rough estimate before beginning.

Will user passwords work after the conversion?

Yes, users will be able to log in normally once the conversion is complete.

Migrate to IPS Community Suite

Want to migrate to the IPS Community Suite yourself? Our free migration tool walks you though the process.

Please note: while we work to update our migration tools to IPS4, you'll currently need to migrate to our 3.x series and then upgrade to IPS4 once the migration is complete.
  1. Always back up your data

    Just in case there's a snag in the process.

  2. You'll need an IPS Community Suite license

    Contact us if you want to try it out.

  3. It can take a while

    The process may take several hours or more.

  4. Need expert help?

    We offer migration service starting at $650.

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