David- (@david-)

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  • How do I go about writing such a script? Can you do this?

    I achieved this within 30mins or less. Here’s how to go about it:

    The first thing you need to do is download the latest phpbb, and install on a subdomain (I name mine phpbb, like this: http://www.mysite.com/phpbb).

    Then download the Smf 2.0 to Phpbb converter here: http://dicky.askmaggymae.com/files/SMF_20B3_to_phpBB3.zip

    Now upload the zip file to the root directory where you installed phpbb (in my case: http://www.mysite.com/phpbb)

    I suggest you upload the zip file directly, then extract from your cpanel file manager in order not to mess up with the folder structure.

    Now point your browser to where you installed phpbb, in my case: http://www.yoursite.com/phpbb/install/index.php and then click on the convert tab, and a list of converters will come up, you’ll see smf 2.o listed there. Just continue from there following the instructions listed.

    During the convert there’s a stage where phpbb would be asking for the path to your smf 2.0 board, simply enter it. In my case smf was on: http://www.mysite.com/forums, so I entered: ../forums. Initially my smf was installed at: http://forums.mysite.com, I kept getting errors, so I just moved it with my cpanel file manager to: http://www.mysite.com/forums. And the whole process went smoothly.

    But if your smf is on the root, just enter this value there: ../

    If you follow the above instructions, you should get your smf converted to phpbb without a glitch.

    Now it’s time to convert to BBpress (the mighty bbpress).

    Download the latest version, and install exactly where you want it to be, in my case I installed it on the root which is http://www.mysite.com. You must install bbpress using the same database with the phpbb you just converted.

    Now download the phpbb to bbpress converter here: http://members.lycos.co.uk/wmnkhayal/files/phpbb3tobbpress%20converter.tar.gz

    Extract the zip on your desktop, and you’ll end up with two files.

    Upload the phpbb3tobbpress.php file to the root directory of your phpbb (in my case: http://www.mysite.com/phpbb)

    copy the other file which is: _phpbb3_pass.php to your newly installed bbpress plugins directory. Copy this to bb-plugins folder and not to my plugins.

    Now point your browser to where you installed phpbb, and add the link of the converter at the end, in my case this was: http://www.mysite.com/phpbb/phpbb3tobbpress.php and follow the instructions to convert your phpbb board to bbpress.

    As simple as that. I’m no expert, so anybody should be able to do this. Anyways I’m available to questions.

    Welcome to bbpress!

    I just converted from smf => Phpbb => bbpress, and the passwords aren’t working unless they request for a password reset.

    Most members keep mailing to complain about this. I want to just send the whole thing to them once and for all.

    There was an error in my converted phpbb sql file, the error clearly pointed me to the right direction. So all I did was download the phpbb database, then I traced the error down to the line that was being pointed out, I deleted what I thought could be causing it, saved it and exported it back to the database.

    As soon as I ran the converter script, it worked like a charm.

    Are you having any problem? It didn’t take me more than 30mins to do all the conversions. I was initially on SMF, converted that to Phpbb, before finally converting to bbpress.

    bbpress should remain a stand alone forum script while still being able to integrate with wordpress.

    I love this script so much even with all the brouhaha and non-leadership.

    I’ve fixed this error in the database file, and everything ran smoothly. Thanks a lot.


    I’m getting an error during the convert.

    General Error

    SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

    You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘ve bought in the past or intend to buy.’, ’51’, ‘8’, ‘3’, ’26’)’ at line 1 [1064]

    An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.

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