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How do I move my existing user base from phpNuke to Xoops?
Requested and Answered by Earplane on 2005/7/28 12:23:44 (15501 reads)
[Answer:]
Moving a site from phpNuke to Xoops may be easy or complicated depending on what's contained in the original site. This article contains a script that'll convert phpNuke users into Xoops users. In addition you may want to convert entries in a news section, the forums and so on. This will be covered elsewhere.

NOTE: The following script will need to be edited. Paste it into your favourite text editor and read it through, instructions are on top.

<?
/*************************************************
Script to convert phpNuke users into Xoops users.

I wrote this because I couldn't find it elsewhere.
Don't get mad if it doesn't work without hacking for you,
I had to hack a lot to make it work for me... :o)

Written by earplane (http://www.earplane.com)
Released as is, use at your own risk. Please know what you're doing.

Requirements:
1. A clean working Xoops site with only one registered user, the Admin account.
2. Preferably phpMyAdmin access.
3. Know your MySQL username and password.
4. Know your MySQL host name and the name of your xoops database.
5. Make sure that your Admin account username hasn't been used by a phpnuke user.

Steps:
1. Export the table nuke_users with structure and data from the phpNuke database.
2. Run the sql file to insert the nuke_users table inside your Xoops database.
3. Edit this file entering you mySQL username and password
4. Upload this script to your site.
5. Make a backup of your xoops_user table, naming the copy xoops_users_old.
6. Run this script from a browser window. IMPORTANT!!! RUN THIS SCRIPT ONLY ONCE!!!
7. Browse output to check for error messages. If there are error messages you'll
have to edit this script to get rid of them. IMPORTANT: if a user failed it'll most
likely be because of some comma somewhere. If you find the problem you can skip the
offending fields in the queries below and try again. BUT!!!! You'll first have to
drop your xoops_users table and restore it from the xoops_users_old copy. You don't
want duplicate entries, that will break this script.
8. Delete this script from your site.
*******************************************************/

/********************************
TODO:
1. Make a user interface for this script?

***********************************/


/*********** Edit this section to suit your needs! **********/

/* Enter your mySQL host name */
$dbHost "localhost";

/* Enter your mySQL username */
$dbUser "myDBusername";

/* Enter your mySQL password */
$dbPass "myDBpassword";

/* Enter the name of your xoops database */
$xoopsDB "myDBdatabase";

/********** End of edit section *******/

// Connect to DataBase
$db mysql_connect($dbHost$dbUser$dbPass)
or die(
"Could not connect: " mysql_error());

if (
$xoopsDB!="" and !@mysql_select_db($xoopsDB))
die(
"The site database is unavailable.");

// Get phpNuke Users
$sql "SELECT * FROM nuke_users ORDER BY 1";
$result mysql_query($sql);

$userIndex 1// This is the Xoops Admin userid, and the index will increment from it.

while ($row mysql_fetch_array($resultMYSQL_ASSOC))
{
// phpNuke has Anonymous as first user while Xoops has admin, so skip the first user.
if ($row["user_id"] == '1') {
echo 
"Admin skipped! <br>";
continue;
}

// Read info from user:
$uid $row["user_id"];
$name $row["name"];
$uname $row["username"];
$email $row["user_email"];
$url $row["user_website"];
$user_avatar $row["user_avatar"];
$user_regdate strtotime($row["user_regdate"]);
$user_icq $row["user_icq"];
$user_from $row["user_from"];
$user_sig $row["user_sig"];
$user_viewemail $row["user_viewemail"];
$actkey $row["user_actkey"];
$user_aim $row["user_aim"];
$user_yim $row["user_yim"];
$user_msnm $row["user_msnm"];
$pass $row["user_password"];
$posts $row["user_posts"];
$attachsig $row["user_attachsig"];
$rank $row["user_rank"];
$level $row["user_level"];
$theme $row["theme"];
$timezone_offset $row["user_timezone"];
$last_login $row["user_lastvisit"];
$umode $row["umode"];
$uorder $row["uorder"];
$notify_method 0;
$user_occ $row["user_occ"];
$bio $row["bio"];
$user_intrest $row["user_interests"];
$user_mailok $row["user_notify"];

$sql "INSERT INTO xoops_users SET name='$name', uname='$uname', email='$email',
url='
$url', user_avatar='$user_avatar', user_regdate='$user_regdate',
user_icq='
$user_icq', user_from='$user_from', user_sig='$user_sig',
user_viewemail='
$user_viewemail', actkey='$actkey', user_aim='$user_aim',
user_yim='
$user_yim', user_msnm='$user_msnm', pass='$pass', posts='$posts',
attachsig='
$attachsig', rank='$rank', level='$level', theme='$theme',
timezone_offset='
$timezone_offset', last_login='$last_login', umode='$umode',
uorder='
$uorder', notify_method='$notify_method', user_occ='$user_occ', bio='$bio',
user_intrest='
$user_intrest', user_mailok='$user_mailok'";

// Insert converted user in xoops database
if (mysql_query($sql)) {
echo 
$uname " was successfully converted.<br>";
} else {
// If fail there may have been a comma somewhere that broke things.
echo "Second attempt on " $uname ": <br>";
// Try without bio, interests, avatar and signature
$sql "INSERT INTO xoops_users SET name='$name', uname='$uname', email='$email',
url='
$url', user_regdate='$user_regdate',
user_icq='
$user_icq', user_from='$user_from',
user_viewemail='
$user_viewemail', actkey='$actkey', user_aim='$user_aim',
user_yim='
$user_yim', user_msnm='$user_msnm', pass='$pass', posts='$posts',
attachsig='
$attachsig', rank='$rank', level='$level', theme='$theme',
timezone_offset='
$timezone_offset', last_login='$last_login', umode='$umode',
uorder='
$uorder', notify_method='$notify_method', user_occ='$user_occ',
user_mailok='
$user_mailok'";

if (
mysql_query($sql)) {
echo 
$uname " was successfully converted on the second attempt.<br>";
} else {
// Sorry, there is no third attempt in this script. Try to spot the problem from the output...
echo "<br>Ooops! The second attempt failed on" $uname "!!!!!!!<br><br>" $sql "<br><br>";
}
}

/**** Update the user ID *****/
$sql "UPDATE xoops_users SET uid='$uid' WHERE uname='$uname'";
mysql_query($sql);


/*** Set group link *****/
$sql "INSERT INTO xoops_groups_users_link SET groupid=2, uid='$uid'";
mysql_query($sql);
}

?>


Mithrandir was kind to "Xoopsify" the code for me. My version worked fine for me, so I haven't tried his code. But I've learnt a lot about the Xoops way of thinking from reading it:

<?php

// Pop this in the XOOPS root folder
require "mainfile.php";

// Get member handler instance for later use
$member_handler =& xoops_gethandler('member');

// Get phpNuke Users
$sql "SELECT * FROM nuke_users WHERE user_id > 1";
$result $xoopsDB->query($sql);
while (
$row $xoopsDB->fetchArray($result))
{
// create user object
$user =& $member_handler->create();
$user->setVar('uid'$row["user_id"]);
$user->setVar('name'$row["name"]);
$user->setVar('uname'$row["username"]);
$user->setVar('email'$row["user_email"]);
$user->setVar('url'$row["user_website"]);
$user->setVar('user_avatar'$row["user_avatar"]);
$user->setVar('user_regdate'strtotime($row["user_regdate"]));
$user->setVar('user_icq'$row["user_icq"]);
$user->setVar('user_from'$row["user_from"]);
$user->setVar('user_sig'$row["user_sig"]);
$user->setVar('user_viewemail'$row["user_viewemail"]);
$user->setVar('actkey'$row["user_actkey"]);
$user->setVar('user_aim'$row["user_aim"]);
$user->setVar('user_yim'$row["user_yim"]);
$user->setVar('user_msnm'$row["user_msnm"]);
$user->setVar('pass'$row["user_password"]);
$user->setVar('posts'$row["user_posts"]);
$user->setVar('attachsig'$row["user_attachsig"]);
$user->setVar('rank'$row["user_rank"]);
$user->setVar('level'$row["user_level"]);
$user->setVar('theme'$row["theme"]);
$user->setVar('timezone_offset'$row["user_timezone"]);
$user->setVar('last_login'$row["user_lastvisit"]);
$user->setVar('umode'$row["umode"]);
$user->setVar('uorder'$row["uorder"]);
$user->setVar('notify_method'0);
$user->setVar('user_occ'$row["user_occ"]);
$user->setVar('bio'$row["bio"]);
$user->setVar('user_intrest'$row["user_interests"]);
$user->setVar('user_mailok'$row["user_notify"]);

// Insert converted user in xoops database
if ($member_handler->insertUser($user)) {
     echo 
$uname " was successfully converted.<br>";
} else {
echo 
"<br />Insertion failed on" $uname "!<br /><br />".$user->getHtmlErrors().""";
}

/*** Set group link *****/
$member_handler->addUserToGroup(XOOPS_GROUP_USERS, $user->getVar('uid'));
}
?>


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  • Not too shy to talk

 converting NUKE -> XOOPS

Great FAQ,

this script can be used for just about any nuke fork with very little adaptation.

 
  • Just popping in

 migrating forum, news, links etc from phpnuke

"In addition you may want to convert entries in a news section, the forums and so on. This will be covered elsewhere."

where can i find this? i've looked, not sure if i'm just simple or something.

 
  • Just popping in

 Re: migrating forum, news, links etc from phpnuke

Sorry, I never came around to do it myself, I decided I'm happy with just the users. Anyone else?