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Import forums Issue (Phpbb)

  • Angelheart29


    I tried to import Phpbb forum to bbpress, with the import tool :

    I disable Forums and start the process, and i have this :

    “Repair any missing information: Continue

    Conversion Complete

    No replies to convert

    No tags to convert

    No topics to convert

    No forum parents to convert

    No forums to convert

    No passwords to clear

    No users to convert

    Starting Conversion

    My informations :

    – phpBB

    – Port : 3306

    – Name BDD : The name in my wp-config (i use the same base for forum and a wordpress installation)

    – Name user BDD : The user in my wp-config

    – Pass : The Pass in my wp-config

    – Prefix : PhpBB3

    and Start.

    I show all the informations many times and they are all right… I don’t understand where is the problem.

    Thanks for your responses

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  • – Name BDD : The name in my wp-config (i use the same base for forum and a wordpress installation)

    – Name user BDD : The user in my wp-config

    – Pass : The Pass in my wp-config

    These are your WordPress settings, you need to use your phpBB database name, database user & database user password.



    In Fact, this Name BDD, Name user and passe for a wordpress installation and my phpbb forum.

    Stephen Edgar


    You can also get the correct settings from your phpBB config file via FTP to your site or via your web host file manager for your phpBB install. /public_html/phpbbv3/config.php

    `// phpBB 3.0.x auto-generated configuration file
    // Do not change anything in this file!
    $dbms = ‘mysqli’;
    $dbhost = ”;
    $dbport = ”;
    $dbname = ‘my_phpbb_database_name’;
    $dbuser = ‘my_database_user_name’;
    $dbpasswd = ‘mypassword’;
    $table_prefix = ‘phpbb_’;
    $acm_type = ‘file’;
    $load_extensions = ”;

    (‘PHPBB_INSTALLED’, true);
    // @define(‘DEBUG’, true);
    // @define(‘DEBUG_EXTRA’, true);

    Copy the $dbname, $dbuser, $dbpasswd & $table_prefix values from this file into the bbPress import settings



    Last Thing :

    When i import a forum, is there my database in phpbb3 is erased ? Or i can do the transfert many times i want ?

    Stephen Edgar


    Your phpBB database is NOT erased, you can reset bbPress and import from phpBB as many times as you want.

    It is still advisable to make backups of everything still.



    Thanks for your responses. Last Thing : Is this possible to migrate the forum bbpress (forums), to the buddypress’s system (group-forums) ? I like the presentation and plugins buddypress, so i wanted to manage forums with buddypress system.

    Stephen Edgar


    No, migrating bbPress forums to BuddyPress’ is not something we have looked at yet…

    It has come up a couple of times now and might be something we can look at in the future.



    Hi Stephen,

    I think I’ve read about every post on importing a phpBB forum into bbpress, but to no avail. I have managed to find above info in the php.config file and used these in the import settings in bbpress import (I was quite sure I finally found what I was looking for, because I first used user:’root’ and password ‘root’), but I’m getting the exact same result as above: “no users to convert. no passwords to clear, etc. etc.

    This is what is running:
    I have bbpress 2.5.7 No forums created
    WP version 4.2.2
    phpBB 3.0.x
    Clean install of MAMP 3.2.1.

    This is what I did:
    I made an export of the phpBB database to be imported.
    I am running MAMP
    Created a new database on MAMP with the same name as the exported one, then imported the database into MAMP
    Use ‘localhost’ on port 3306 (same as on MAMP) and dbname, user, password and prefix as found in the php.config file from the phpBB install.

    No luck: “no users to convert. no passwords to clear”, etc. etc…

    Your help would be much appreciated!


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