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Help With YaBB 2.2 Conversion

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HighAce:
Even though i'm now using PHPBB myself i am still looking at this converter issues for a friend when i get the time, which i managed to do today and have found a fix that has at least worked for me with the PM's not starting on the first page.

Once again open your Sources folder, then find and open the file called PersonalMessage.php and look for the following code:


--- Code: ---// Otherwise use the defaults: ascending, by date.
    else
    {
        $context['sort_by'] = $_GET['sort'];
        $_GET['sort'] = $sort_methods[$_GET['sort']];
        $descending = isset($_GET['desc']);
    }

    if (!empty($options['view_newest_pm_first']))
        $descending = !$descending;
--- End code ---

And replace with:


--- Code: ---// Otherwise use the defaults: ascending, by date.
    else
    {
        $context['sort_by'] = $_GET['sort'];
        $_GET['sort'] = $sort_methods[$_GET['sort']];
        $descending = isset($_GET['desc']);
    }

    if (!empty($options['view_newest_pm_last']))
        $descending = !$descending;
--- End code ---

More or less just change the "view_newest_pm_first" bit to "view_newest_pm_last" , this at least allowed the PM's to start on page 1 and works perfectly now.

richerdjohn:
Well i downgraded my latest YaBB forum software from 2.4 to 2.2 so i could convert it over to SMF however it ran into a few problems.

HighAce:
To be brutally honest, don't put yourself through the stress of trying to convert, I spent months and months, probably much longer, trying to get it working, in the end I gave up and went with PHPBB, and it was the best thing I ever did, a friend of mine converted all the forum posts into an archival web site so all old posts were not lost and can be read when ever by registered members of the new forum by using their forum login details.

Seriously I have never looked back and should have started from scratch long ago as it didn't take long to build up the new forum, actually much quicker than all the time I spent trying to convert YaBB to SMF!!, I would have went with SMF but just preferred PHPBB because of a few personal reasons, SMF is great and had I of been able to convert to it I would have stayed with it, I'm still dabbling with the SMF converter when time permits for a friend who really wants to use SMF but doesn't want to start again like I did, so if I ever get it working I will post here about it.

Hope this helps.

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