We are excited about the possibility of converting from PHPBB3 to BBPress. However all the discussions about conversion seem to surround previous versions of PHPBB. Am I missing an appropriate thread? Does anyone have any suggestions?
Does anyone know if somebody may be working on this?
I agree with u. I also need a converter for my phpbb forum. There is one for phpbb2, but it’s not working with bbpress 0.8.2.1 I mean https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/importing-from-phpbb?replies=26.
Should I give up on this? I *may* be willing to *help* fund a conversion solution if anyone is interested in taking on this project.
I also wonder if anyone has done an analysis of the differences to know what specific loss of functionality I will have if I convert from PHPBB to BBRess.
This really should be good for promotion of bbPress, to have a converter for phpbb3 that is.
This is very important if one already got a forum but want to have a *GOOD* integration with WordPress on a new site.
Imagine loosing 4000 users just to be able to change to bbPress. It just won’t happen and it’s a damn shame that there isn’t a converter yet.
Wow, there isn’t any tool to move from phpbb3 to bbpress ? How bad it is .
I hope there will be soon )…
Import/Export is being improved as part of a Google Summer of Code project. We will hopefully have some results from that to share by the end of it.
The basic idea is to create export plugins for other forum software which can export to a standard format. Then we will have one importer to import that standard format into bbPress.
Thanks for the news .
But isn’t it a beta script to import phpbb3 to a bbpress ?
I wish there was a beta script! I really want to move from phpbb3 to bbpress now.
I’m also looking for an update, and so far found these links:
and SoC ’08 discussions going on here:
Not sure if these are good signs … v0.1A seems a long way to a stable version
So what was the outcome from the Summer of Code? Did we get a phpBB 3.0 converter?
Is the phpBB 3.0 converter included in bbPress 1.0 alpha 2? Just curious, I’m interested in testing it out.
Not very likely Bryan. It’s a good thing to things like this are spoken about though.
bbxf if the work in progress – it’s in it’s infancy however and you’ll have to look at previous work by others on the phpbb2 convertor. There is no 1 minute way, it’s going to take some time and effort.
You are much better off following this tag:
Oh, it seems this will take a very long time to have a convertor for phpbb 3 :'(.
Is there another way to convert a phpbb 3 to bbpress (tutorial ?) ?
phpBB3 > phpBB2
phpBB2 > bbPress
I don’t think there’s any how to written for the complete process. You could be the first.
I guess I’ll try the phpBB3 -> phpBB2 -> bbPress method. Yikes!
It seems not to work for my phpbb3 board . Perhaps the 13000 messages are for something in this… ?
If you succed, tell us bryan868 !
And will passwords be “ok” ?
Just realized I can’t do it, the phpBB3 -> phpBB2 converter doesn’t bring over the users. And I don’t want to lose my userbase.
So it looks like I’ll just be waiting until a phpBB3 -> bbPress converter is finished! Whenever that’ll be!
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