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SMF Support => Converting to SMF => Topic started by: Cathal on August 25, 2018, 05:14:50 PM

Title: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: Cathal on August 25, 2018, 05:14:50 PM
Can anyone tell me how hard it would be to move from Elkarte to SMF
Basically just copying the boards, topics and messages (everything else I don't mind setting up again) - I have no issue getting down and dirty with the DB, but the question is more to do with any differences in the way the aforementioned are different between the two forums and if I would run into any issue basically just importing the data?
The big one would be any user preferences, time zone, signature etc.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: Illori on August 25, 2018, 05:22:03 PM
we dont have a method available to convert back to SMF from Elkarte.
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: Cathal on August 25, 2018, 05:37:30 PM
we dont have a method available to convert back to SMF from Elkarte.

Guess I will have to look at the DB structure and see how much work it would be.
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: SychO on August 25, 2018, 05:43:47 PM
we dont have a method available to convert back to SMF from Elkarte.

Guess I will have to look at the DB structure and see how much work it would be.

Elkarte is based on SMF, so I think the db structure should be similar, unless heavy changes were made.

I don't know for sure though
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: vbgamer45 on August 25, 2018, 10:22:58 PM
Similar shouldn't be hard to copy the main structure over.
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: EthanR on September 05, 2018, 06:00:58 PM
I considered going to Elkarte but held back, would you mind sharing your reasons why Elkarte didnt work out?
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: albertlast on September 21, 2018, 02:30:44 AM
You should got in mind that the database schema design is something between smf 2.0 and 2.1
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: shinglis on September 21, 2018, 03:08:46 AM
I considered going to Elkarte but held back, would you mind sharing your reasons why Elkarte didnt work out?

Similar .. Elkarte seems to have the functionality of SMF 2.1 but for some reason or maybe just laziness didn't make the switch and continue to hold out for 2.1
Title: Re: Elkarte to SMF
Post by: Cathal on October 31, 2018, 02:18:34 PM
I considered going to Elkarte but held back, would you mind sharing your reasons why Elkarte didnt work out?

Far more designs/addons here than Elkarte - seems to be less development with the addons