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vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by AntiThesis » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:46 pm

I recently came over to phpBB from vBulletin 3.6.8 and after converting with This Converter I came across a couple of things I had to do afterwards.

These included:
  • Updating avatars to correctly display after moving
  • Importing smilies from vBulletin
Avatars
The converter seems to move all your avatars over fine but instead of inserting the records into the phpBB database in the format used by phpBB 3.0, it inserts the file names in the format {avatar_salt}_{userid}.{extension} rather than {10 digit time substring}_{userid}.{extension} that phpBB uses for avatars.

Smilies
Smilies aren't imported at all by the converter. Not really a problem though as it's fairly simple to get them in there.

The toolkit will so far perform both of these tasks. If there are any other tasks anyone converting over would like, please let me know and I'll build it in. Eventually I hope to have something quite useful.

You can grab the Toolkit zip file here. Simply create a folder under your phpBB root and upload the files there. Read the readme.txt first please :)

Any questions, don't hesitate to yell :)
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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by amagab » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:39 pm

Great idea! I think you should include something that parses bbcode after conversion because my smilie code needed to be refreshed after conversion.

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by MikeD096 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:03 am

I second the re-parse of the BBCode.

I was also thinking it might be better/easier (for end-users) if you updated/modified the existing converter files. That way we would only have to run the converter, vs having to run the converter, then run another process to clean up what the converter should have done in the first place.

From what I can tell, the converter was simply a copy of the phpBB2 to phpBB3 converter, modified for use with vB3.x. There was a second modification to incorporate/resolve problems that were encountered with the initial files. So there should be no problem if you just modified the files again to fix the avatar names and add in the smilies and BBCode re-parse.

All the header text in the files need to be cleaned up/corrected and contributing member's names added.

Thanks again for your help and work on this converter/toolkit!

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by AntiThesis » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:53 am

Thanks for the feedback/ideas :) I think I will incorporate them and will make changes to a converter as well as maintain the toolkit. It's more for those poor folks like me who have already converted and then been sad :)

So then to add (toolkit):
  • BBCode Reparsing
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  • Support for Avatar Revisions
  • Smilie Import
  • Proper handling of sub-forums
That's all I can think of for the moment.
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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by MikeD096 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:05 pm

Tested the Toolkit successfully.
• No errors with avatars. They were not visible prior, and are visible now.
• Smilies imported but are not display in posts. This is most likely due to the BBCode re-parse needed. If I edit a post and save without changes, the smilies appear.

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by chilled » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:43 pm

The link is dead to the convertor, is there any way someone can repost the link please.

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Post by amagab » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:34 pm

MikeD096 wrote:Tested the Toolkit successfully.
• No errors with avatars. They were not visible prior, and are visible now.
• Smilies imported but are not display in posts. This is most likely due to the BBCode re-parse needed. If I edit a post and save without changes, the smilies appear.
Sounds great! Has anyone been able to re-parse the BBcode? I dearly need it! Thanks!

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:31 pm

chilled wrote:The link is dead to the convertor, is there any way someone can repost the link please.
The link is working for me.
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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by chilled » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:06 pm

A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:
chilled wrote:The link is dead to the convertor, is there any way someone can repost the link please.
The link is working for me.
the link to the toolkit works
the link to the convertor doesnt

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by MikeD096 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:28 pm

The converter does... if you read the last page of the thread. Check this post

I've asked the moderators to update the first post in that thread to include the updated files, but it appears it hasn't been done yet. I need to make 1-2 more small changes to the converter then I'll just start a new thread so people will stop trying to download the old and broken converter.

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by xnitelifex » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:54 pm

Does this toolkit also include the fix for attachments?

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by AntiThesis » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:51 am

Which fix for attachments? The converter does manage to import attachments properly.

Sorry I've been so scarce, many things intruding on my fun :) It's weird how work just don't seem to understand that they come second right? :D
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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by xnitelifex » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:28 pm

AntiThesis wrote:Which fix for attachments? The converter does manage to import attachments properly.

Sorry I've been so scarce, many things intruding on my fun :) It's weird how work just don't seem to understand that they come second right? :D
attachment error reference:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5#p3582405
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5#p3531685

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by harrykhurana » Thu May 14, 2009 2:25 pm

Plz send me the download link for

vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

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Re: vB 3.6.x -> phpBB 3.0 After Conversion Toolkit

Post by bulletbs » Tue May 19, 2009 6:56 am

All links are dead :(
can anybody post here link for Toolkit ?

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