How to Convert?

Started by Rasyr, December 16, 2021, 01:29:51 PM

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Rasyr

I am preparing to convert my website from WordPress - using bbpress forums to SMF (using Tiny Portal).

I am not sure about how the process is supposed to go, what the individual steps are, in order.

If somebody could just give me a run down of the steps to take, I would really appreciate it (for exampe, I know that I am not doing anything with Tiny Portal until after I have done the conversion, but should I delete the wordpress files and install SMF before converting? I am wanting it to be on the same root URL as the current site, not in a sub-folder)

Also, I know there there is a SQL file that there is the converter that I downloaded, and there is the SQL file from this thread -- https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=575897.msg4074901#msg4074901 --- does the one from the thread replace the original converter? is it run afterwards? This is where I am getting most confused.

Any help would be appreciated!!

thank you in advance!

Kindred

from what I can tell, get the 0.8.3 converter and then use the sql in that thread to REPLACE the bbpress_to_smf.sql file that come with the converter.
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Rasyr

Does bbpress have a stand-alone?

I have bbpress as a wordpress plugin, and I am wondering if that makes any difference?


Rasyr

ok, created a test install of SMF and trying to run the converter.

It is asking for where bbpress is installed, I tried putting the path to the plugin folder, but it is not liking that. Is there a version of this convert.php where I can just enter the DB name and information?

Or some way to figure out what the correct path is (I tried the root, which is where Wordpress is installed.

All help is appreciated!!

Rasyr

Finally got it to see the config file

Now, it started the conversion

Main conversion is highlighted on the left, and on the right it says

Converting...
Successful.
Recalculating forum statistics...

And has been that way for nearly half an hour, and when I look in the SMF DB (using PHP myAdmin), I am not seeing any posts as shown to be imported

(did discover that all the bbpress forum posts are part of the posts table (which is where front page posts on wordpress also go (I think)

Rasyr

Ok, definitely having issue. Will start a new thread to explain what is happening (and/or what I think is going on and/or what I have found)

walrus2019

Hi, Rasyr, what is your REAL aim? Do you want to convert a WordPress BLOG with a sql database? Or do you have a forum ASSOCIATED with the blog?

We want to convert a real WordPress blog to SMF and are curious if anyone succeeded with such a transfer.
Regards

Kindred

Rasyr is converting a bbpress forum to SMF forum.


Converting a wordpress BLOG to an SMF forum is a whole 'nother beast entirely.
I don't know that anyone every built such a converter since blogs and forums are two separate approaches.
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Rasyr

Correct, I was converting the BBpress portion of Wordpress (I have multiple sites, so I manually moved my posts & pages (as I am also using TinyPortal, and knew how to export DB tables from the other site to import to the one I wanted them on once I converted tbe bbpress posts), so I was not worried about converting them

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