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Is there any way for me to just make the plugin bbpress look like the standalone? I really can’t stand how going to http://fotosputnik.com/wordpress is the way to browse to my forums, etc. And they look like blog posts, etc.
As opposed to my phpbb3 forum: http://fotosputnik.com/phpBB3
I much prefer a traditional message board but this wordpress/bbpress plugin does not seem like the right answer. The bbpress plugin did, and I much prefer it over phpBB3, but I can’t seem to transfer my phpBB3 database into the standalone bbpress w/o totally messing it up. Transferring to plugin version worked just fine though.
fair enough. what’s the process to transfer manually?
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Is it possible?
Installing standalone bbpress and converting from phpBB3 didn’t work for me. I tried and tried. However, converting from phpBB3 to plugin bbpress DID work. So now I’d like to try to transfer from bbpress plugin to bbpress standalone. Make sense?
Update: I tried something new.
I installed wordpress on a folder in my site. And then installed the bbpress plugin version.
Then I tried this bbpress conversion plugin.
Voila. It worked.
However, I hate the way this is set up and looks. Anyone can read the forums. You only need to login to reply. I like the standalone version much better and I feel like I had better control over the settings, too.
I wonder why the conversion plugin works, but converting for standalone doesn’t…
For the record, using the plugin version with wordpress retained both my wordpress and phpbb3 passwords/usernames. Converting using standalone erased both, it seems, rendering any login impossible.
I wonder if I can now convert from plugin version to standalone version…
yes, this appears to only work for bbpress plugin version. I’m using standalone…
the issue is bigger than that, though.
users, including myself as admin/keymaster, aren’t able to reset passwords. the emails never arrive. it says an email with a new password was sent, but it never arrives.
so basically, after i make this conversion, i’m unable to log in AT ALL. not as admin/keymaster or any user.
I’ve just checked phpmyadmin console again after a new install: I can no confirm that my installation keymaster login completely disappears after the conversion. the username is gone entirely, leaving me only with the 4 usernames from my original phpBB3 board. the issue is that those passwords don’t work and resetting apparently will not send me any emails to reset.
i’m so lost.
Just tried again. Isn’t working. Everything works fine before the phpBB3 conversion, but then I can’t get any users to log in. I’ve tried all known passwords, etc. Can’t log in as bbpress Key Master either.
Here’s what I’ve done:
(1) Install bbpress standalone to same database/sql username/pass as phpBB3 forum
(2) Convert phpBB3 tables using this converter
(3) Go back to bbpress to try to log in as keymaster and it doesn’t work. i try other usernames from the phpBB3 and they don’t work. Mind you, my phpBB3 board only had for users. This board was only set up for my band to discuss new song ideas back and forth while we’re away.
Any help? I’m kind of a novice. I’ve gone into phpmyadmin console and see only 4 users in the bb_users file. In fact, it appears as if after I do the conversion, it’s overwriting my original keymaster login. that one is no where to be seen…
No dice. both are different and I just tried again. now it says my bbpress keymaster doesn’t even exist, and my php keymaster/admin’s password is incorrect. trying to reset says it sent me an email, but i am not receiving any (checked spam too).
Having trouble with this. I installed standalone bbpress just fine. Then when I convert, I can see at the login page that all of the data has successfully transferred. But then I’m unable to login as keymaster (or any other login). I’ve tried my old phpBB3 board login info, too, but that doesn’t work. I’ve reinstalled and tryied again to no avail.
Any help? Why can’t I login with my bbpress password? Or any password/login for that reason?