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Migrates a phpBB forum into a bbPress forum.

Does your plugin support the bbPress found on BuddyPress

No. The data tables differ for bbPress 2.0.

Will you support bbPress found on BuddyPress

Maybe. BuddyPress does not support subforums or subgroups making the conversion process non-trivial.

What does "Use BBCode instead of HTML markup" do

If you check this option, the converter will utilize "BBcode Lite for bbPress" markup. Unchecking this option will make the converter use HTML markup.

What do I put for server prefix

This might be phpbb_ depending on your phpBB setup.

What do I put for server upload path

This should point to the folder containing your attachments. For phpBB this may be contained in phpBB_InstallationFolder/files. Use backslashes for windows servers or forward slashes for unix or unix like servers.

How do I get BBCode Lite recognize my BBCode produced by ForumConverter

We do not support BBPress Lite. But it is trivial to bring BBCode Lite up-to-date to support bbPress 2.0.

How do I get my plugin to support attachments produced by ForumConverter

ForumConverter does not utilize extra tables found in bbPress Attachments plugin and phpBB but rather utilizes wp_posts table itself. Attachments reference their topic or posts ID in that same table.

How do I get forum members to take on a different WordPress group permission

You can modify the source code to place that user in a different user permission.

What sort of destructive conversion does this plugin do?

The plugin will delete existing bbPress 2.0 posts, replies, and post meta. In addition, it may do destructive conversion of users if it encounters an already existing WordPress user.

Can I deactivate this plugin?

If you are using password protected forums or phpBB password features do not deactivate this plugin to ensure that phpBB password protected forums and phpBB login passwords work properly.

With version 1.03 you can disable the conversion module and then activate the

Will upgrades update previous conversions missing features of the current version?


What password should be used?

Before 1.03, Any user with a phpBB account will use the phpBB username and password.

If your using 1.03, merged users with existing WordPress accounts must use the same WordPress username and password with the phpBB username lost in the conversion if a email match is found. Any account that failed to match a WordPress username, or email will need to use the phpBB username and password.

I get "conversion is not supported" message

Make sure you activate bbPress before you do the conversion. If this doesn't work you may try to disable the check in the source code yourself.

The conversion dies suddenly in the middle of the conversion

You need to increase your PHP script timeout period longer. PHP kills a script after a certain amount of time. Modify the source code and set set_time_limit to a higher value so that the conversion completes for slower CPUs. Also there is a similar limit for MySQL also that needs to be adjusted to prevent mysql server from timing out.

Requires: 3.2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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