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How to login to phpBB after convert SMF ---> PhpBB latest

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:04 pm
by ST2006
I would appreciate if someone help me with this! :wink:

I converted SMF 1.1 rc3 to phpBB and all going someway correct, but when should be sure all working i didn't get into the forum and now i have exceeded my 5 try....where to manipulate this login so i can check out the conversion of smf to phpBB?

Thank you!

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:00 pm
by Lord_Striker

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but doe to the encrytion used in SMF 1.1, password conversion can not be made to work.

Every user on your forums must use the 'lost password' feature to get a new password emailed to them.


Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:55 pm
by ST2006
Yes, i have experienced it now..... that this converter not work!

I lost my database totally, also both forums.

My advice, do not never try to use converters, if you not know
100% that it will work 100% :(

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:25 am
by HNX
euh sry guys but id really appreciate if u guys could tell me wht smf is???

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:07 am
by ST2006
This is not advertisement. I skipped SMF but this user asked for info :oops:

Simple Machine Forum hxxp://

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:46 pm
by HNX
wow yo lol u sure know alot of stuff Lol thx alot;)

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:49 pm
by ST2006
I dont know alot, it is only one forum software of many out there. I only ansvered your question...because i have run it and i know it. I choosed to use phpBB instead of SMF because phpBB is easy to use for unexperienced users you have in forum. SMF is little too hard for many unexperienced forum users. 8)

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:32 am
by OssiR
ST2006 wrote: My advice, do not never try to use converters, if you not know
100% that it will work 100% :(

Or perphaps take at least backups before trying em.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:05 am
by itsonlybarney
You should always have a backup of the forum you are converting from, prior to making the actual conversion.

Conversion from SMF 1.1 to phpBB 2.0.21 does not copy the user passwords over. I tried it once before and I couldn't get it to work. I ended up resetting everyone's passwords and sending an email to all users to update their password, I gave them a week to change the password otherwise I deleted the user from the database to not compromise site security.