How to Migrate From bbPress to phpBB


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If bbPress to phpBB conversion is on the horizon - have a look at the presenation which aims to help you perform the switch fast and error-free.
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How to Migrate From bbPress to phpBB

  1. 1. How to Migrate Forum from bbPress to phpBB by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013
  2. 2. How to Migrate from bbPress to phpBB? Automated Migration Service
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your WordPress with bbPress website. 2. Install phpBB. 3. Find FTP access details (for phpBB and WordPress) Find more info in this article
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types 2. Type in the URLs of your phpBB and WordPress websites
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
  7. 7. o Connect to your WordPress website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to WordPress root directory. o Connect to your phpBB website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to phpBB root folder index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Note. Root directory is the top folder with
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites"
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences 1. Check the box to activate forum modules migration. 2. Select extra options for your migration: Migrate Media - to have images moved (includes only images from website posts, forum images aren’t included). Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on WordPress website (doesn’t involve forum posts URLs). Clear Target website data - delete all content from WordPress website before the Migration. 3. Press ‘Confirm options’ button.
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new phpBB forum. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your bbPress forum content will be moved to phpBB. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new website!
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website!
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