justjaneuk wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:55 am
It’s installed..so how do I convert my current forum? Will I have to set the permissions again? Does everything get converted?..posts,smilies,pm’s etc? Never done this before. I’m just practising on demos at the moment. Slowly getting the hang of it...
Maybe move this topic to the convertors forum might be better.
What's installed? Your former board? The convertor? A new phpBB? or the personal webserver?
As to permissions, once converted, recognised permissions from myBB will be converted to phpBB permissions but myBB and phpBB are different so I'm fairly certain you'll have to check (and modify) the converted permissions.
As to the question whether everything will be converted: the answer is: everything possible with the specific converter will be converted, but again: myBB and phpBB are different packages and the conversion will not deliver something ready out of the box. You will have to check and modify the phpBB configuration once the conversion is done.
If the convertor works properly, then the forums, topics, posts, users and user details (perhaps also the PMs) will be there. The myBB smilies and images will be replaced by phpBB assets (if possible), but any files and attachments probably not (if you have those it might be possible to re-attach them to the posts but that's something to worry about once the conversion is successful).
BTW this topic has already been moved to the 3.3 convertor forums, but I haven't checked to see if there is a direct convertor to 3.3 available. If not, you'll have to convert to 3.2 first, and then fix the remaining issues before upgrading to 3.3.
OK, I see Mick posted a link to the page with the available convertors: at first sight you'll have to convert to 3.2