Converting PhPBB Plus 1.52 to PhPBB 2.x

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Converting PhPBB Plus 1.52 to PhPBB 2.x

Post by mecha50 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:30 am

Hello,

I would like to know if this is possible.

Reasons:
- We think PHPBB is faster
- We don't need a lot of the features of Plus

Requirement:
- Sub forums should still be available


The database is already around 100mb.

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Post by TZX » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:36 pm

You can convert im sure there is a converter, but the subforums will go bye-bye unless you re-install that modification into your forums.

use the search function for the converter, i think i remember seeing one :)

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Post by D¡cky » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:04 pm

There is no convertor necessary. It is a matter of getting rid of the extras that phpbb2 plus has.
Do you have the latest version of phpbb2 plus?

First step and very important: Make a backup of your database and of your forum files.

2a) Go into your phpbb2 Administration Panel. Under General Configuration, set the board default style to subSilver.
2b) Check "Yes" to Override user style preferences.
3) Delete all your present forum files except for config.php
4) Get the full phpBB2 package from the Downloads page.
5) Upload all the files except for config.php and the install & contrib directories.
6) Get, install and run the Clean phpBB SQL Tables tool.
7) If you do not have the latest version of phpbb2 plus, you need to update your database to 2.0.21. From the download package, upload install/update_to_latest.php and run it.

You will now a have a clean phpBB forum with no modifications.
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Post by mecha50 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:47 am

Thanks guys. Actually, I found Dicky's procedure a while back and tried it on the forum. Unfortunately, all topics and post went caput! Maybe I shouldn't have remove all the unknown tables by default. Anyway, I can still log on. And good thing that it was only a test forum and not the actual forum itself.


I think I already know the mod responsible for the categories. I just need to know the tables I should retain. Once that's done, I just need to install a clean phpbb, apply the mod and hope it works. :D


Anybody know the tables being creatied by "Categories Hierarchy" mod?

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Post by D¡cky » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:50 am

Are you saying that you have Categories Hierarchy installed on phpbb Plus? If you have, read through the Clean Tables topic. You will find some very interesting comments.

Awaiting your answer to give you more info.
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Post by mecha50 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:44 am

Hi Dicky, PhPbb Plus is just a version of phpBB with pre-installed mods and one of them is Categories Hierarchy. I have upgraded to the latest version of phpbb plus to 1.53 and applied the phpbb 2.0.21 patch in order to make the transition to phpbb 2.0.21 easier (hopefully). So now, the forum is running phpBB Plus 1.53 with phpbb 2.0.21 code.

Here are the mods pre-installed on phpbb Plus 1.53
phpBB 2.0.20 ;)
Template FI Subsilver Shadow 2.11 (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Categories Hierarchie Mod 2.0.4 Final (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Announces Suite 3.0.2 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Split topic type Mod 2.0.1 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Birthday Mod 1.5.6 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Birthday Addon Zodiac 1.0.5 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Birthday Addon Chinese Zodiac 1.0.1 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Birthday Addon Chinese Zodiac in Viewtopic 1.0.0 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Gender Mod 1.2.6 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Attachment Mod 2.4.1 (Meik Sievertsen - Opentools)
Junior Admin Mod 2.0.5 (Nivisec - Nivisec.com)
Today at / Yesterday at Mod 1.2.2 (akzhaiyk)
Color Groups Mod 1.2.0 incl. Oxpus Speed up Color Groups Mod (Nivisec - Nivisec.com / Oxpus - Oxpus.de)
Last Visit Mod 1.2.8 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Country Flags Mod 2.2.0 (Nuttzy99 - Blizzhackers)
Anti Robotic Reg 1.1.4 (Smartor - Smartors Site)
EzPortal Mod 2.1.8 (Smartor - Smartors Site)
Pafiledb Mod 0.0.9d (Mohd - Mohds Site)
Photo Album 2.0.51 (Smartor - Smartors Site)
Photo Album Block Add-on 0.9.2 (Kooky - Kookys Site)
Posts Icons Mod 1.0.1 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Topic Calendar Mod 1.0.1 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Default Avatar Mod 1.0.0 (own creation)
Advanced Quick Reply Mod 1.1.1 (own creation)
Recent Topics Block for Smartor's ezPortal 1.0.0 (Smartor - Smartors Site)
Online Offline Status Mod 1.3.2 (Romans1423 - Ricks Site)
Staff Site Mod 2.2.0 (Acid - Phpbbhacks)
Bookmarks Mod 1.1.1a (Philipp Kordowich - Philipps Site)
Admin Account Actions 1.2.1 (Acid - Phpbbhacks)
Admin User Register Mod 0.10.4 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Complete Banner Mod 1.3.6 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Ranks summarize Mod 1.0.4 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Number of Posts since last visit Mod 1.0.2 (mitsubishi - Mitsubishis Site)
Glow and Shadow effects BBcode Mod 2.0.6 (davidls - Davidls Site)
Shoutbox Mod 1.1.5 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Slash News Mod 1.0.1 (CodemonkeyX - CodemonkeyX Site)
Heavy Integration of Slash News Mod into EzPortal (own creation)
Smilie Creator Mod 1.0.3 (esperitox - Powerforum)
Supercharged Album Pack 1 for Smartors Album Mod (Volodymyr (CLowN) Skoryk)
Tell a Friend Mod (unknown Version)
FI Navslices Mod (Viewtopic) (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Who viewed a Topic Mod 1.0.3 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Print this Topic Mod 1.0.0 (unknown Version)
Recent Topics Mod 1.2.2 (Acid - Phpbbhacks)
Hacks/Mods List 1.2.0 (Nivisec - Nivisec.com)
Private Message Info in Browser Status Bar 1.0.0 (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
BBCode Highlight 1.2.0 (davidls - Davidls Site)
BBCode FlipV / FlipH Mod 1.6.0 (Brewjah)
Left and Right IMG tags 1.6.0 (Nuttzy99 - Blizzhackers)
PHP Syntax Highlighter BBCode 3.0.3 (Fubonis - Fubonis Site)
Board Statistics Mod 2.1.5 (Meik Sievertsen - Opentools)
Advanced Links Mod 1.2.2b (stefan2k1/CRLin - phpBB2.de / CRLin Site)
Topic View Page Bottom Link (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Smartors Photo Album Addon 2.x View Topic Link (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Smartors Photo Album Addon 2.x Member List Link (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Smartors Photo Album Addon 2.x View Profile Link (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Google Search BBCode Mod 1.1.2 (wGEric - wGErics Site)
Yellow Card Mod 1.4.11 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Protect user account Mod 1.2.9 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
BBCode Line-through Mod 1.0.2 (Acid - Phpbbhacks)
Topic Description Mod 1.0.5 (Morpheus2matrix - Morpheus Site)
Prune users Mod 1.4.3 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
eXtreme Styles mod 2.3.1 (CyberAlien - Cyberaliens Site)
Count Posts Mod 1.0.0 (Antony Bailey)
BBCode Box Mod 4.5.0 (with own Modifications) (AL Tnen)
Topic in Who is online Mod 1.2.9 (Niels Chr. Denmark - mods.db9.dk)
Bottom aligned signature Mod 1.0.3 (-=ET=- - ETs Site)
Admin Userlist 1.1.0 (Smartor - Smartors Site)
Admin Email List 1.0.2 (Jamer - JamersPad)
Minical 2.0.4 beta (Netclectic - Netclectics Site)
Moved Folder Mod 1.0.0 (Darren Burnhill - Forumimages)
Kontakt Mod 1.0.0 (Carsten Schaefer)
Acronyms Mod 0.9.5 (CodemonkeyX - CodemonkeyX Site)
Disable Board Message Mod 1.0.0 (Sko22 - Sko22s Site)
Signature Editor/Preview Deluxe 1.0.0 (EGO2000)
ezPortal Admin for phpBB2 (Marcus Thiel - Markus Site)
Absent User Mod 1.1.7 (Oxpus - Oxpus.de)
Album Hierarchy Mod 1.1.0 (IdleVoid)
Portal Polls Upgrade 2.0.0 (vgan)
Modcp Extension 1.1.3 (Netclectic - Netclectics Site)
Simply Merge Threads 1.0.1 (Pthirik - RPGNet)
Dates for Humans Mod 1.0.1 (Lars Janssen - UKMix)
Descriptive Time Zone Mod 1.0.2 (kender - Kenders Site)
Search Form in Viewforum 1.0.1 (Meik Sievertsen - Opentools)
Google Visit Counter 1.0.0 (Dr. DLP - Dr. DLPs Site)
Fix message_die for multiple errors MOD 1.0.3 (markus_petrux - PHPmix)
Search Engine ShortURLs Mod 1.0.0 (Larsneo)
Cracker Tracker Professional 4.1.1 (Cback - Cbacks Site)
Run stats 1.0.2 (Ptirhiik - Home of Categorie Hierarchy)
Visual Confirmation for Guests 1.0.0 (Kanuck - Kanucks Site)
Custom Profile Fields 1.0.6 (with own Modifications) (Blankety Blank Man - Blankety Blank Mans Site)
AJAX features 1.0.0 (Alcaeus - Site)
Advanced Visual Confirmation 1.1.0 (AmigaLink - Site)


If my guess is right, I just need to keep the mod "Categories Hierarchy" in order for the sub-forums to work and weed out the other tables that are not needed.

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Post by D¡cky » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:14 am

I didn't know that phpbb Plus came with Categories Hierarchy. I need to get out more. The version of CH does seem to be a very old version, though.

I assume you want to keep the Attachment MOD also?

I wasn't able to get a copy of phpbb plus. The site seems to be down more than it is up lately, but this is what I would do.

Venture on over to http://ptifo.clanmckeen.com and get the premodded phpBB 2.0.21 with the CH 2.1.6 files. Also, get the Attachment MOD there to be used with CH 2.1.6, ATT 1.0.0
Backup your database and forum files.
Delete all files and folders except config.php, images directory and files directory. I am assuming the files directory is used for uploading attachments.

Extract the files from mod_CH_216_installed.zip to your server root directory. You will see a root directory. Copy the files from this directory to your forum root directory.

Do the same procedure for mod_ATT.zip.

With your browser, browse to your forum root directory. CH will automatically install. When you have followed all the instructions and CH is installed, browse to your forum root directory again and the Attachment MOD will automatically install.

Now, if you would like to clean your tables, this is the table structure for phpBB 2.0.21 with CH 2.1.6 and ATT 1.0.0, structure
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Post by mecha50 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:40 am

Thanks Dicky! I was able to convert the forum to PhPBB 2.0.21 with sub-forums intact. :D

The procedures I did was almost the same as yours . I deleted the phpbb plus files and uploaded the premodded phpBB 2.0.21 with the CH 2.1.6 files. Followed the prompts and the test forum was up in no time. I still need to weed out the tables that has no relation with phpBB and CH. The link you have provided about the table structures would really help me with this task.

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