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Juju
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SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by Juju » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:26 pm

As I was trying to convert my own forum from SMF 2.0 to phpBB, I found this thing that only works with phpBB 3.0, I went ahead and made it work on phpBB 3.2.

Here's the result of my work: https://github.com/juju2143/smf2-phpbb-convertor
Download latest version: https://github.com/juju2143/smf2-phpbb- ... master.zip

Be sure to install the extension before installing your board, or at least before converting, and please tell me if you find any issues.

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by Blacktiger63 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:04 am

Great you converted it and we can try this now, but before I try I can already tell you I found an issue before starting to try it.

I had a look at the content of the functions_smf20.php file and found the same problem I found and mentioned in my topic (with the fix).
It's about this statement:

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$message = preg_replace('/\[quote=(.*?)\]/s', '[quote="\1"]', $message);
and 3 similar once right below it. This will cause strange quote text stuff.
You need to replace " by just " to fix this.

I described my issue and this solution in my thread here in the 3rd post:
viewtopic.php?f=561&t=2444941

I will correct this and give it a try to see if I find any other issues also occuring with the older conversion tool (message parser error and img code stuff).

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by vero » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:44 am

Today, I fixed the code and made a pull request to this importer in the repository in Github and it looks like Juju approved it.

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by Blacktiger63 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:18 am

Yep, I've seen it, thank you.
I also noted it as an issue with a link to this thread.

However, this quote was an easy fix. The other issues are a bit more problematic.

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by vero » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:25 am

Care to share what issues you're having with the import programme? I haven't had an opportunity to test it yet, as I am planning on converting a SMF forum to phpBB in a couple weeks so I would like to get this import tool fixed as soon as possible.

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by Blacktiger63 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:48 am

Have a look at github. It's a heavy failure on user conversion. ;)

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Re: SMF 2.x to phpBB 3.2

Post by SirLouen » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:05 pm

I've been wanting to convert from ages ago, but one of the things that draws me back from converting is that my forum has pretty-urls functionality, and obviously for SEO purposes if I convert and the new forum does not have the exact same urls, there will be hundreds of 404 in my site.

Any ideas on how to manage this?

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