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Started by hstraf, January 26, 2006, 10:37:55 AM
Quote from: Liam. on June 06, 2010, 07:34:50 AMThen, I'm sure there's a conversion tool on the site from WordPress --> SMF.
Quote from: Nao on June 06, 2010, 11:54:18 AMConverters are for converting from other boards, and just that (I think). I've checked in the SVN and there's no WordPress converter.Of course, it can be done (http://nao.noisen.com is running with my custom SMF and I used Blogger, and then WordPress to run it, until I manually converted to SMF...)My conversion script was done in Delphi, though (string manipulation on SQL files.)At the time (2005) I had very little knowledge of PHP.I don't know about the database structure either, but again, if you just want to convert blog posts and comments, I'm sure a converter can be made in a couple of days at most.It remains to be seen how much interest this gathers. I mean, a vanilla SMF 2.0 doesn't exactly have the tools to make a proper blog system.
Quote from: sharks on June 07, 2010, 01:08:05 PMUnfortunately, no such thing exists at this time. It would be extremely useful though, as most of the world use Wordpress, and the rest is just on the waiting list to move from Blogger to Wordpress. Wordpress doesn't offer the superior interactivity of a full-fledged forum, so many people seeking to extend their offerings to their members, will most probably consider shifting to SMF.
QuoteYour converted forum looks very nice!
QuoteCould you please consider making a converter from Wordpress?
QuoteI am sure that many many people will enjoy this, as Wordpress is the most popular blogging tool in the world, and it is not showing any signs of slowing down.
QuoteI just think that people gave up when they saw nothing mentioned about a Wordpress converter.
QuoteI am very impatiently waiting to launch my converted Wordpress > SMF forum. I have been working on this for over a week and i thought up the long way of doing this (probably the only way do this, at this time?), by converting Wordpress to Drupal and then to SMF. A Drupal to SMF converter exists but it has a LOT of bugs and despite having tried everything, it doesn't convert the topics and posts to SMF.
QuoteNao, i would much appreciate if you could explain to me how to manually convert my Wordpress blog to SMF, like you have so splendidly done for your site.