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piroman
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/3 6:02

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Thanks for the god info. Could you pls upload your edited scripts to some file hoster and share the dl link with us?
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lucky_phd
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/3 8:27

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Please upload those scripts!
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svaha
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/4 13:56

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I don't know if I have what you want, I posted several times on simplemachines and elsewhere, but got no response, so if you have questions first search for my postings.

You can download here : http://www.amevita.eu/modules/wfdownloads/viewcat.php?cid=3

the files that I used to downgrade and convert.
Use this at own risk and no support from my side.

Before you even begin make a good plan and BACKUP database /files of your XOOPS installation and actually TEST if these backups work.


For the actual conversion test if the conversion and so on works well.
For that purpose install smf 1.1.2 in a subdirectory of you XOOPS site.
Copy the database / files of your XOOPS site and your new smf 1.1.2 to your local server or test server.(for the conversion you'll have to change path / database data in the smf setting files)
So you have a copy of your site.

Copy the files you downloaded to the root of your test-xoops site.

Execute downgrade.php (you don't have to convert blocks because you will not use XOOPS after conversion)

You will get several warnings, don't mind that.

Then start the conversion by executing the conversion.php script. The script will ask you some things like where you have your smf install and so on.
Then the conversion will start, when you have a big forum this will take some time, DON'T, I repeat DON'T touch the continue button, because this will mess up your database!!!

After the conversion is complete make a backup of the smf database and restore that on your site.
Then let smf check/repair/optimise your database and do a recalculation of your statistics.

Then you need to assign right to your boards and assign moderators because these are not converted.

Don't forget to make backups between this steps and at the end !!!!!

When all goes well repeat this when you do the actual conversion.

Then, the only thing you have to do is deleting the XOOPS files (you may want to keep some directories like uploads/images because your postings may point to images inside these directories)
Then move your smf install from the subdirectory to the root of your site and run repair_settings.php (can be downloaded from simple machines org) and change your theme directories to the correct data.

Because a lot of users have your forum in their favorites, you may want to make the directories modules/newbb/ and place in that an index.php with the message that your forum has moved.

Because I had only 160 users I also converted the avatars of my users (by hand and with the help of ck-rename of hervet)changed their signatures, and installed the smilies that I used on the 'old' forum.

What also happens is that search engines like google go bananas

Succes with your conversion

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lucky_phd
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/4 18:35

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Thank you SO MUCH!
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piroman
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/4 18:55

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Svaha,

this is much much more than I expected! Thank you very much for your time!

If I got you right, you have edited scripts that do conversion, is this the link to your edited scripts or to original unedited scripts?

Another question, is about thousands of pictures in messages that are added like attach. Is there a way to make a script that could edit those attach pictures, to html tag pictures?
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svaha
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/4 21:54

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1) These are the changed files.
2) If the pictures are attachments of cbb messages then why not use attachments in smf? The messages are converted anyway and in smf your attachment (pictures) will display a nice thumbnail.
I'm sure someone could make a short script to insert the attachments in the smf database, but not by me.

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piroman
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/5 12:26

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Great!

thanks again.

If the picture attach are kept in smf, I need no conversion for attach, that's a good info!
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lucky_phd
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/5 17:14

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Bad info is that downgrading is head breaking process. I tried and tried...on my local host and failed!
I used phpdev, and now I switched to xampp. I don't have have any more patience for today and I will continue tomorrow.
Why is it so difficult?
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piroman
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/5 18:24

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You can try with corrupted database you got after unsuccessful downgrade?
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svaha
Re: SMF forums module?
  • 2007/5/5 19:37

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Quote:

lucky_phd wrote:
Bad info is that downgrading is head breaking process. I tried and tried...on my local host and failed!
I used phpdev, and now I switched to xampp. I don't have have any more patience for today and I will continue tomorrow.
Why is it so difficult?


I did only the first two steps of the downgrade (not the downgrade of the blocks)
I got a lot of warnings, but my database was downgraded.
Just try once more (starting with the original database) do the first two downgrade steps and after that start the conversion to smf.

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