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importing data from other forums?


  • Ed
    Participant

    @edkubisa

    I’m currently using punbb (also have that data exported into phpbb3), but would like to move over to bbpress 2.0

    However, I can’t find any working converter.

    So – is there any proven path for getting data into bbpress v2.0 from outside?

    Thanks!

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  • Andre
    Participant

    @andrejcarter

    There are some importers in progress, phpbb and vanilla for sure, but the only finished one I’m aware of is from bbPress 1.x.

    I’d guess people were waiting for bbPress 2.0 to be done before putting too much work into an importer.


    Ed
    Participant

    @edkubisa

    thanks for the reply. I’ve been messing with the one i’ve found here:

    http://orsonteodoro.wordpress.com/forumconverter

    but I’ve not been able to get it working yet. it imports most of the data, but some fields are broken.

    I hope either the owner of that, or someone else will come out with a full release soon. BBv2 looks great – but without data to import, I can’t play :)


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    We are wrapping up final beta testing on a brand new plugin which will allow you to migrate your old forums to BBPress 2x. And yes, it does PHPBB3.

    We hope to launch the plugin early next week and will notify the forums here when it is ready.

    anointed, you are awesome.

    Any word on whether or not this plugin will import MyBB as well?


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    MyBB was not on the original list, but I’ll see about getting it added in after we run the first version through a bunch of testing.


    Ed
    Participant

    @edkubisa

    this is brilliant news. THanks!

    any chance of having punBB part of that tool?


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    Just like with MyBB, let us finish up testing on the first systems and we’ll see about adding it later.


    Ed
    Participant

    @edkubisa

    thanks :)

    Are you accepting phpbb3 testers? I would like to test your plugin, too. Actually I am sticking with Orson’s phpBB3 converter and it works like a dream if you follow all instructions carefully. So I may also help here with some testing if you want

    Is it possible to get a copy of the beta plugin? We’re working on a MyBB forum importer for a client today and would love to contribute it back to the plugin. It would make more sense to build it directly into the beta plugin rather than hook it in later as I’m sure we can take advantage of some of the data assignements/etc


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    @Brad

    sent you a twitter link with the download.

    Will be avail all day if you need me, my skype name is same as twitter if you need instructions at all.

    Got the download, thanks man!

    I’ll be sure to not blow anything up in the process. We’ll work on MyBB so we can hopefully get it included in future version.

    I’ll keep you posted ;)


    Anointed
    Moderator

    @anointed

    @Brad

    I’m currently working with the developer on the plugin. There will probably be an updated version within hours for you. I’ll send a twitter link when it is available.


    mrfield16
    Member

    @mrfield16

    Is the MYBB importer ready yet?


    mrfield16
    Member

    @mrfield16

    Thanks!


    kayloehmann
    Participant

    @kayloehmann-1

    How about a WBB3 importer? Many thanks. Kay.


    Jack Tarantino
    Participant

    @jacopovip

    Was there ever a Vanilla importer finished? I’m terrible with SQL and could really use some help.

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