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[Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:32 am
by D¡cky
The previous topic for the vBulletin3 to phpBB3 convertor has been closed. Thanks to wlx for starting the convertor and thanks to all the others who have contributed to the development of the convertor.

Instructions on using the convertor are in Convert How To.

This convertor is hardcoded for languages with iso-8859-1 encoding. If your vBulletin is using a language that is not iso-8859-1:

OPEN functions_vb30.php

FIND

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	$encoding = 'ISO-8859-1';
REPLACE ISO-8859-1 with the encoding that your board is using.

The font type and align Custom BBCodes are automatically added when the convertor is run. There may be other bbcodes that may need to be added BEFORE running the convertor if you have added bbcodes to vBulletin. See the following post, http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p10392015

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:55 am
by D¡cky
The following BBCodes may be added to phpBB3 before running the vB3.x convertor. If you have added these codes to vBulletin, they will display correctly on phpBB3 after the conversion.

Optional BBCodes
Glow
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[glow={COLOR}]{TEXT}[/glow]
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<span style="filter: glow(color={COLOR}); height:20">{TEXT}</span>
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[glow=red]Message[/glow] or [glow=#000000]Message[/glow]
Shadow
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[shadow={COLOR}]{TEXT}[/shadow]
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<span style="filter: shadow(color={COLOR}); height:20">{TEXT}</span>
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[shadow=red]Message[/shadow] or [shadow=#000000]Message[/shadow]
Horizontal Rule
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[hr][/hr]
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<hr />
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[hr][/hr]  *Note: no in-between text is necessary.
Strikeout
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[s]{TEXT}[/s]
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<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">{TEXT}</span>
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[s]strikethrough text[/s]
Subscript
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[sub]{TEXT}[/sub]
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<span style="vertical-align: sub;">{TEXT}</span>
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H[sub]2[/sub]O
Superscript
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[super]{TEXT}[/super]
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<span style="vertical-align: super;">{TEXT}</span>
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x[super]3[/super]

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:18 pm
by Juanporro
This convertor is missing something. I think the index file is not there or I am doind something wrong. Please help me here.

Thanks

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:25 am
by Juanporro
No one has an answer for this?

The file is missing the index file and does not work.

Can someone tell me where to get the convertor that works?

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:36 am
by wwalla
I followed the instructions two times. I got 404 errors both times when I went to the phpbb root directory with the:

install/index.php at the end.


Anyone had better luck getting Vbulletin to transfer. this is no good.

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:49 am
by D¡cky
wwalla and Juanporro

When doing a conversion, you need to have the install directory in place from the initial install of phpBB3. If you have renamed or deleted this directory then you need to put it back in place.

Once the install directory is in place, then you upload the convertor files to the install directory. Then you are able to go to {phpBB3_root}/install/index.php, click the Convert tab and select the vBulletin convertor.

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:18 am
by wwalla
Wow, thanks for the quick response. I have gone in and uninstalled the phpbb. And now reinstalled it. Now I copy the 3 files in that folder the (root) that I created on the scripted install. then I go to it and I get the 404 error.
I logged in to the brand new install with the credentials. It was running fine.

this is the version below.

Installing phpBB 3.0.5

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:30 am
by wwalla
There is no
install/index.php

in the install folder just the converter folder

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:38 am
by D¡cky
Did you install phpBB3 with the package available here at the Downloads page or did you install with a one-click install provided by your host?

The one-click install provided by your host automatically deletes the install directory after installation. This is only one of many reasons why we recommend that you download phpBB3 from here and install it yourself.
If you used the one-click install, instructions should be provided by your host as to what to do when you need to convert.

If you did use the one-click install, I recommend that you uninstall phpBB once again and install using the package available here. An alternative is to download phpBB3 from here, unzip to your computer and upload the install directory to your phpBB3 root directory.

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:40 am
by wwalla
Great! I will do that right now and get back with you on this, many thanks.

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:27 am
by wwalla
Yes, that was it now I am getting an erro here which seems common. I am converting FROM Vbulletin.

Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.
» ./forums was specified as the source path.

please help

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:19 am
by wwalla
Anyone else please lend a hand. I believe I have followed all instructions and now am at this error that many have had on the settings page of the conversion. I have tried many many "paths" every variation that I could think of and have read about. Also, after that I read i might need to disable my Vbulletin board and so I did that. Then did all the path variation again and had no success. Any more ideas please help b/c my board is in limbo!
Just one EXample below of the error I get every time:
Verifying conversion options:
Could not find path to your former board. Please check your settings and try again.
» ../forum was specified as the source path.

TIA

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:29 pm
by D¡cky
From Convert How To:
The vBulletin files and vBulletin database need to be on the same server as the phpBB3 installation and the files need to be in the same domain. If you are using subdomains, the files need to be in the same subdomain.

If the old board is located at http://www.yourdomain.com/forum and the phpBB3 installation is located at http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB3, then the correct value would be ../forum

If you are still having trouble determining the path, post the addresses to the vBulletin installation and to the phpBB installation and someone will help you.

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:54 am
by wwalla
Okay-That is exactly right.

www.ccieadvisor.com/forum (vbulletin OLD board.)
http://www.ccieadvisor.com/cisconetwork ... /index.php

../forum is what I had tried to use 20 varations of..

any ideas?

Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:12 am
by D¡cky
wwalla wrote:any ideas?
You haven't uploaded the vBulletin convertor or else you have uploaded it to the wrong place.

When you have uploaded the convertor files properly (all 3 of them), you will see two convertors listed when you click the Convert tab, the phpBB2 convertor and the vB3 convertor.