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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #860 on: May 29, 2018, 06:12:11 AM »
Hhmm....  At first, when I found all these many support materials and support boards for converting and merging forums, I was excited.  I'm investigating the possibility of bringing 2 different forums together.  One relatively large phpBB 3.1 and one relatively small SMF 2.0.15.  I would much prefer phpBB to SMF, but I'm only part of the team which is working on this, so it could go either way.  But anyway, after looking under the surface, I see that:

The last version of phpBB which can convert SMF is 3.0.  The SMF version is not known (or I haven't found it).  So, SMF unknown to phpBB 3.0. 

I have posted on phpBB support forum, for that answer.  It sounds like we would have to convert SMF (unknown version, waiting for answer) to phpBB 3.0.  And then upgrade to the current phpBB 3.2.

The last version of phpBB which SMF can convert is 3.0.  So far, I haven't found which version of SMF can accept phpBB 3.0 conversion.  So it's phpBB 3.0 to SMF unknown.

Does anyone know which version of SMF would be the result (using the converter in this topic)?
Would we have to downgrade the current 3.1 forum to 3.0, to make the converter work properly?


Thank you very much!

(Edit - sorry, probably should have posted a new topic....please move this if necessary  :-[ )
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #861 on: May 29, 2018, 09:50:28 AM »
I believe vbgamer45 posted in some other threads, about other converters (maybe even this one), that he's had a lot of success with SMF 2.0.12.
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #862 on: May 30, 2018, 11:27:09 PM »
Thanks GigaWatt.  But I don't understand what you mean.

Do you mean that when I get ready to convert the phpBB forum, I should have the 2.012 version of SMF installed?  (I haven't started reading through the wiki and other instructions in very much detail, yet.)
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #863 on: May 30, 2018, 11:58:21 PM »
Yes I would advise that then convert then upgrade SMF.
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #864 on: May 31, 2018, 01:10:20 PM »
Ok, thanks for everyone's info and comments.

Much appreciated!
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