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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.
Quote from: sharks on July 06, 2010, 07:32:08 PMWhen you say "this one is used by a large number of blogging platforms." i think you mean the minority compared to the dominance of WordPress.
QuoteAll we need is an SMF converter to import WordPress posts. The rest of the blogging platforms can already be converted to WordPress anyway.
QuoteBut i think this topic is now probably already defunct of purpose, as there exists a WordPress plugin that will do the conversion perfectly fine (i have tested this several times and in fact, i am using it on my current successfully converted forum) from WordPress posts to SMF topics, even though it currently only supports export to SMF 2.0, but the genius developer has promised to make it work for SMF 1.1 soon:http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=387438.0
Quote from: Nao on July 07, 2010, 02:44:12 AMAnd no, it's not "defunct of purpose"... We're talking about an official converter, aren't we? I don't know the official SMF policy, but wouldn't they rather import from a WXR file, which is the official way of doing it? Or at least have a mod that doesn't encourage one to buy anyone an alcoholic beverage?
Quote from: sharks on July 07, 2010, 09:20:32 AMI'm glad you managed to realize that.
QuoteThat is also the same reason why i didn't inform you earlier as the approach to the conversion is different.
QuoteEven then, there should be no need for me to inform you, as you should have come across the WP to SMF plugin post, as it's always been roaming on the first page of this board's message index.
QuoteAs for the beer, i think it's optional. At least, it's not like the Charter fees that SMF used to force (and ultimately failed) on everyone to be able to download the latest 2.0 RC.
QuoteEither way, i hope something worthwhile eventually comes out of this thread.
Quote from: Nao on July 07, 2010, 10:39:12 AMI'm afraid your comment wasn't a likely candidate for worthiness.
Quote from: sharks on July 07, 2010, 11:24:30 AMHey, i'm just stating the facts about what happened with the Charter fees. Whatever brought that concept to fruition or whatever happened to cause it to be canceled eventually,
Quoteis not the point here
Quoteand i have no interest in the internal company matters, other than making the software better. I never stated that i'm unhappy with SMF or the team. But i am indeed extremely disappointed with your unwillingness to do anything without a personal reason that would benefit your own interests.
QuoteEver since you first replied in this thread, you have shown only passing interest, so it doesn't change anything at all. There was no hope to begin with. IMHO, this converter is never going to happen anyway.
Quote from: Nao on July 07, 2010, 11:39:26 AMProbably not by ME, and certainly not for YOU! That's for sure.
QuoteHey manI don't know why you get angry so fast, but i was not trying to pick up a fight with you or anyone else for that matter.I love SMF more than any other forum software. FYI, i have spent the past long years of my life, daily for many hours on my SMF forum. So, you could say that i have spent more time with SMF than with my gf. Anyway, i just wanted to make it clear that i do not hold any bad feelings against you. If the SMF team appointed you as a staff member, then you must be smart. If you do not want to help me, then it is OK. I completely respect that. It is your choice. This forum and software and everything else here is provided for free, which is a miracle in itself. And i certainly appreciate that, along with the millions of other people who use SMF everyday.So, good luck with whatever projects you are working on and thank you for all the code work you have already done in the past.Peace.