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x-tatik
want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2004/11/16 22:31

  • x-tatik

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what kind of difficulties if it is even possible will I face if I want to upgrade from a forum that is phpBB to the XOOPS forum?

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pgregory
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2004/11/17 14:28

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I'm in the process of doing just this at the moment. I've written a Python script to migrate the users and the forum posts from phpBB2 to Xoops/NewBB and it all works pretty well.

The biggest problem I had/am having is that the phpBB2 BBCode is richer than Xoops. The conversion can take care of most things, but I have had to hack XOOPS a little to get support for [list] type constructs in posts.

When I am done, I would be happy to let you have the conversion script, it is very messy, but works for my needs.

Cheers

Paul Gregory

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gojoe_gojoe
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops


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ackbarr
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops

pgregory - would you mind publishing your changes to the textsanitizer class as a core hack? You can do so on the SourceForge project site for XOOPS:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func= ... roup_id=41586&atid=430842

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pgregory
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2004/11/18 12:09

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Sure, once I have it all working and stable, I will do that.

Cheers

PaulG

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metin
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2004/12/10 16:49

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is it possible to get this converter ?

i did lokk at bbpixel but didnt find one to convert from phpbb2 to newbb !

do you know which one i have to use ?

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ta2025
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2005/1/18 0:59

  • ta2025

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I second the motion... I'm in the process of converting over a 1400 user, 45,000 post phpNuke/phpBB site to XOOPS and had given up on actual conversion.... If you have such a python script, I would dearly love a shot at it!

You can reach via email at ta2025@dayton.net

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m0nty
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2005/1/18 1:18

  • m0nty

  • XOOPS is my life!

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  • Since: 2003/10/24


there is 2 different phpbb modules available for XOOPS if u haven't realised.. 1 is available at bbpixel.com and the other is being developed at the XOOPS dev site..

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ta2025
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2005/1/18 14:41

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I really dont want to maintain phpBB. I'm very happy with newBB2, so the overall goal is to convert the content...

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pgregory
Re: want to upgrade from phpBB forum to xoops
  • 2005/1/19 9:58

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I can let you have the Python script I wrote to convert our phpBB2 database to newBB. It is a horrible hack, and not entirely automatic, you will need to tweak the code for your needs, but it might be a suitable starting point.

Drop me an email if you need it.

Cheers

Paul Gregory

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