convert html to bbcode in old posts

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daniel x
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convert html to bbcode in old posts

Post by daniel x » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:25 am


I have successfully converted from phpBB 2.0.22 to 3.2.x. using the instructions in the documentation.

Now I see that many old posts contain html tags which were not converted to a format that is displayed in 3.2.x
Unfortunately theses posts are very hard to read. :shock:

Is there any script or method that can be used to convert html to bbcode in all of these posts?

I found older discussions here where users asked for the same thing. But there seemed to be no automated method at the time.
viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2360831&hilit=htm ... conversion

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Re: convert html to bbcode in old posts

Post by picaron » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi Daniel, if you have access to the server through SSL as root ... It is very simple !!! ...

If so, follow these steps:

Disable the forum from the ACP.
From Putty as root.
Enter the forum folder.

Deactivate the abbc3 extension
/usr/bin/php -f bin/phpbbcli.php extension:disable vse/abbc3

Reparse all the BBcodes of the forum
/usr/bin/php -f bin/phpbbcli.php reparser:reparse

Activate the abbc3
/usr/bin/php -f bin/phpbbcli.php extension:enable vse/abbc3

Enable the forum from the ACP.

Source --- >>>> ... x/faq/2011

That's all.... xD
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