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Import a forum and export it to either WordPress posts or bbPress topics


  • Laurent
    Member

    @oreillemalade

    Hi people,

    I’m running a (french) WP (3.0.1) site :

    http://www.oreille-malade.com

    There is a (not integrated) bbPress (1.02) forum :

    http://www.oreille-malade.com/forum

    I used to participate a lot in a forum dealing with same kind of topics (hearing issues) : http://www.sos-audition.org (phpbb)

    Today one of the admin of SOS-audition.org told me they decided to close their forum in a near future. This is very sad as there is a lot of good informations on this forum. I don’t want it to disappear completely from the web !

    These people don’t agree to let me import all their datas because they think it would not be “correct” for users but they are OK for me to import all topics I participated in. In other words, I am allowed to import SOME of their content.

    I let more than 2000 posts on this forum those days so you can guess it would be a loooooong task for me to do it all manually.

    But as they completely abandon the forum they don’t want to do anything to help me do this. So no way for me to get my hands on their phpbb database :-(

    So here is my question :

    is there a (quite simple) way to import this content and export it to :

    1. either posts on WordPress

    2. or topics on bbPress

    Any help would be much appreciated !

    Best regards

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  • Well, if phpBB has a RSS feed to allow exporting a certain user’s post you could use RSS to export everything that you did.

    I am guessing the URL is – http://www.sos-audition.org/forum/ and if so, I do not recall there is even RSS feeds on phpBB 2 so sadly it seems either a copy and paste job, see if you can get the database another way (maybe pay them ?) or say farewell to that data.

    Other then RSS, database or copying and pasting, I do not see a quick way to do what you are looking to do sorry.

    Well, if phpBB has a RSS feed to allow exporting a certain user’s post you could use RSS to export everything that you did.

    I am guessing the URL is – http://www.sos-audition.org/forum/ and if so, I do not recall there is even RSS feeds on phpBB 2 so sadly it seems either a copy and paste job, see if you can get the database another way (maybe pay them ?) or say farewell to that data.

    Other then RSS, database or copying and pasting, I do not see a quick way to do what you are looking to do sorry.

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