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A phpBB to bbPress database converter

  • Hi!

    I switched my site’s phpBB forum to bbPress, and I’ve released the script I used for this purpose under the terms of the GPL.

    It’s largely based on the excellent starting point from Bruno Torres, to which I added some new features — like bbCode conversion with clean XHTML 1.1 compliant output, smily to text transcription, and the ability to import topics marked as closed, sticky and announcements as such.

    I made also some little bugfixing, and the resulting script was able to cleanly import almost everything valuable from my old phpBB database.

    You can have a look here if interested: http://www.iteisa.com/phpbb2bbpress/

    Hope it helps to spread bbPress and web standards all around! ;-)

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  • tflight
    Member

    @tflight

    paulhawke, I’d like to try out your plugin, if available.


    yoyopop
    Member

    @yoyopop

    Hi guys.

    I was looking at this conversion again and one really useful thing it misses out is converting internal links – eg: if someone has posted a link to a certain topic within the forum, the link will no longer work.

    If it could convert from the standard phpbb format eg: forum/viewtopic.php?t=7836

    to the default bbpress format eg: forum/topic.php?id=7836

    or does the smilies conversion only search for standalone text (ie: it wouldn’t convert phrases within a string)??

    would adding something like this to the smilies conversion section work?

    ‘viewtopic.php?t=’ => ‘topic.php?id=’,

    I guess you could also write a new viewtopic.php file that could parse those links, although that’s a bit of a workaround.


    tflight
    Member

    @tflight

    yoyopop, that is what paulhawke is doing with his plugin/script where he says:

    <blockquote”mapping is maintained between old and new user/post/topic/forum ID values”

    With that, you could create some simple redirects from old URLs to new URLs and those old links will work.


    rspowers
    Member

    @rspowers

    anyone get this to work with phpbb3?


    yoyopop
    Member

    @yoyopop

    tflight – I understand paulhawke is working on his own script, but prior to its release, I am looking to convert those links using the current script, which so far ran successfully for me. So, any feedback on that from anyone who understands it better than I do would be great.

    rspowers – try this one http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/phpbb3-gt-bbpress-converter-beta-release


    rspowers
    Member

    @rspowers

    yoyopop,

    thanks a million. i will test it out and see if i can get it to work.

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