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Converting from punBB?


  • Ottens
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    @ottens

    Is there any simple way yet to convert an existing punBB forum (I’m running version 1.2.16) into bbPress yet? I tried the bbConverter plugin which says their punBB converter is “not complete”. I tried it anyway, but it simply didn’t do anything.

    Also found this topic: http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/punbb-bbpress/

    But I don’t know how to “run” the script. If it would work at all, it’s five years old.

    Your advice?

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  • knsheely
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    @knsheely

    There is a converter that now comes packaged with bbPress. You can run the converter by visiting Tools->Forums. There is no punBB converter included, but you can modify the Example.php converter based on punBB’s database structure. The converters are located in includes/admin/converter. The converter basically is a way to specify how the fields need to be mapped.

    Unfortunately the Example.php seems to be missing a few key fields, so it would be good to look at the bbPress1.php converter for an idea of all of the necessary fields (ie. the topic post_content field has no field mapped to it in Example.php).


    Ottens
    Participant

    @ottens

    Thanks for your reply, knsheely. Problem is, I don’t know what changes I’d have to make to the example file to make it work with punBB. (If I did, I’d have done that, of course.)

    I’m actually half way through making an importer for PunBB.

    I’ll post a link to it here in the next few days, I have forums and topics importing fine but getting the SQL right for the replies has been killing me.

    All the details for the PunBB Importer are in the following thread:

    https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/punbb-import-to-bbpress/


    roblunte
    Participant

    @roblunte

    I guess this is where I need to be… the PunBB misfits…

    Hello,

    I am pleased to be here. I am the owner of about 16 WP web sites, that support three different businesses. One of the businesses is a network for singers, that I am preparing to refurbish into a proper membership / paid access service. Here is the link:

    http://www.TheModernVocalistWorld.com

    In this large network for singers, there currently is a very successful message board / forum that is hosted with PunBB. Here is the link:

    http://www.TheModernVocalistForum.com

    This is my hottest asset and the first to become monetized. I have learned that PunBB migrates successfully to bbpress. Can you please confirm this is still the case?

    If, can you help me with the following questions:

    – What are the best links or information I can pass onto my WP consultant to make this migration from PunBB to bbpress successful? Any additional tips or things to look out for?

    – What plug-ins would you then recommend to make the the forum and other pieces of content on my network paid access? I was considering S2Membership… is that recommended or do you have other solutions?

    – My other option is to possibly migrate everything over to the new cool, http://www.newrainmaker.com platform. The affiliate program, one point of registration, alleged claim to be less IT hassles, and other features seem very appealing! Do you bbpress experts agree that a migration to http://www.newrainmaker.com is a good idea? Any concerns or things to know before doing so?

    – Is there a difference between migrating my PunBB forum to bbpress if I use it in an existing WP site or if I were to continue my migration to http://www.newrainmaker.com? (FYI… the rain maker guys advised that I move PunBB to bbpress).

    – Does anyone here at bbpress specialize or have experience in this migration from PunBB to bbpress and if so, what would your fee be?

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