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How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by user-name » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:06 am

Hi there!. I was wondering if there's any way to make a special 'conversion' of a phpbb3 forum, specifically, how to have an 'offline' version or copy of an existing phpbb3. So it is, how to have a 'copy' running in a CD, for example. Maybe converting to html or something like that? :oops:

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by D¡cky » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:18 pm

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by user-name » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:48 pm

Thanks Dicky, but I wasn't thinking about a local host, it's "too" complex. I was thinking about something like a "readable backup", something "easy" to use for a "non-specialized" user. Maybe save (or convert) phpbb3 into a certain format that could be used as a "stand-alone snapshot" of a forum's content until the moment this "backup" is done. (Do I explain myself? ;) )

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by D¡cky » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:00 pm

localhost is not too complex, even for an inexperienced user. I recommend Wampserver. It is very easy to install and maintain, plus it is great for doing development work on your site before going "live."

That being said, I have heard of programs that can go through your site and create html pages. I don't have any experience with these and don't know what is available or where they are.
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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by user-name » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:41 am

Ok Dicky, thanks for your opinion.

Maybe any ohter suggestion?

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by wadie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:49 pm

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by KeithR » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:46 pm

wadie wrote:
Page Not Found! :roll:
It's this one: Practical.Running phpBB3 on localhost ;)

There is also this link from the blog: How to set up a test board for modding :)

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by ForumJoe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:32 am

Please forgive me to reply to this thread so late.
I've made some scripts to download an entire forum for viewing it offline (or online), as a collection of static html pages.
If anyone is interested, then let me know.
Also I would need a forum to better test it - but a moderate sized forum, not a gigantic forum like this one.

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by Mick » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:23 pm

You can follow Knowledge Base - Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server and then play with the files on your home PC.
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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:13 pm

just keep in mind that what you wind up with is not an active forum. it would strictly be an archive to read.

nobody would be able to post or sign up or anything but read it.


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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by ForumJoe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:just keep in mind that what you wind up with is not an active forum. it would strictly be an archive to read.

nobody would be able to post or sign up or anything but read it.
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Of course. That's the whole point - to make a readable copy. For the regular users, it's highly impractical to install Apache, Php, MySQL when they only want the archive of a former forum.
The regular computer user doesn't have the energy to learn how to install and configure all that software.

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Re: How to have an 'offline' copy of phpbb3

Post by Brf » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:30 pm

ForumJoe wrote: For the regular users, it's highly impractical to install Apache, Php, MySQL when they only want the archive of a former forum.
The regular computer user doesn't have the energy to learn how to install and configure all that software.
There is no need to install all those.
Did you even read this?
Mick wrote:You can follow Knowledge Base - Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server and then play with the files on your home PC.

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