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Since Ahni was interested, and I’ve been itching to do a conversion script to see how easy/hard it can be, I figured I’d chime in. I’m not familiar with either application’s inner workings, but looking at a database and comparing — now that I can get into!
So, technically, I’m only interested to do a direct convert based on what he wants, if I get around to it at all (don’t want to make any promises here). Anyone else would be more than welcome to modify whatever code I write later on. I can make it publically available. Should be pretty simple, I would think.
Let me see if I understand the importation scheme you’re hoping for:
1.) One-time import.
2.) Each forum “section” would be a category in WordPress.
2a.) Should a category not exist, it will be created.
3.) Replies to a topic would be created as comments in a blog entry.
4.) Tags (if any exist) would be dropped.
This is going to be simple if I even decide to possibly tackle this. I don’t use either product in production, but have messed around with both of them. The biggest question I have is about users… Obviously, you’ll have users in the forum that don’t exist in WordPress. Would each user need to be created for wordpress, or would all of the imported entries default to a specified user? This would be the hardest (in my mind) thing to figure out and handle.