Community Documentation

SE Importer


by phpFox

Compatibility : from 4.6.0

If you are running a SocialEngine site and would like to shift to phpFox without losing core data, this app is the best solution for you. SE Importer is a FREE app that can import data from SocialEngine to phpFox. Yes, you got it right! Moving to phpFox from SocialEngine can't be easier without the help of this app. You don't need to worry about losing any data of your current SE site. Get it now and enjoy functionalities of phpFox!


  • phpFox 4.6.0 or higher

Product Information

  • Version: 4.1.1


  • MUST back up fully the phpFox site before importing data.
  • Since it may take many minutes to complete the data importation, please increase PHP param of server timeout (most of the servers have default PHP max_execution_time is 30s). You can see our instructions at
  • While data is being imported, DO NOT refresh or close browser tab
  • If a group does not have any category on SocialEngine site, after being imported, the first group category on phpFox site will be assigned.
  • FLV videos won't be imported from SE to phpFox site since phpFox is using HTML5 video player.
  • Duplicated users will be checked. If user A already exists on both SE site and phpFox site, the app only imports data of A from SE site to phpFox site.
  • Duplicated user data won't be check. Since Admin can import data an SE site many times. Hence, to avoid the duplication, please be careful before importing data many times
  • While importing, a counter will be updated for each section. But admin should run the update counter manually after importation is completed.

Feature List

  • Please visit our doc to get full features of the app.


  • Please visit our doc to get this information.

Installation Guide

Please follow below steps to install new phpFox SocialEngine Importer app:

1 . Install the Backup and Restore app from the store.

2 . Clear Cache and Rebuild Core Theme on your site.

Congratulation! You have completed installation process.

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