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In case you are looking for the possibility to perform the SMF to phpBB migration in an easy way, then watch this presentation and find all the necessary information. With CMS2CMS migration service ...

In case you are looking for the possibility to perform the SMF to phpBB migration in an easy way, then watch this presentation and find all the necessary information. With CMS2CMS migration service the switch will be fully automated, accurate and really fast. More info you'll find here: http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/simple-machines-forum-to-phpbb-migration/.

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    How to Migrate SMF to phpBB How to Migrate SMF to phpBB Document Transcript

    • Administering a forum can be a pretty difficult task. When you really get to it, you come to realize that there are many details and peculiarities you need to pay attention to. Therefore it is really important what kind of CMS platform you choose for your forum. Some of the most popular open source CMS platforms are SMF (Simple Machines Forum) and phpBB (php Bulletin Board). Both platforms are professional grade software packages, offering a number of tools to customize your forum to fit your preferences and needs. Let’s take a closer look at them. If you are a newcomer in administering forums, SMF will be a good choice for you. It is a very advanced, but at the same time easy to use platform. It has a straightforward installation and a fast and set up process. Another unique feature in SMF is SSI (Server Side Includes). It allows creating a connection between your forum and your website. PhpBB, on the other hand, sometimes may require more programming skills. However, its long history on the market and great numbers of its community members can confirm the numerous benefits of this service. Some of them include: ● Extensive administration panel and the possibility to customize your bulletin board with ease. ● The opportunity to make changes in the code with no need to get the permission from phpBB Group. ● An effective security system, with the possibility to add special anti spam MODs and some additional security measures, like disabling HTML for regular forum users. If  you   are  currently  running  your  forum  on  SMF,  you  may  want  to try  phpBB  and see which one works best for you. Besides, instead of  creating  a  new  phpBB  forumfrom  scratch you can easily import your  existing  forum  to  a  new  platform  with  CMS2CMS,  migration service.  CMS2CMS allows you to have your entire forum imported fully automatically in only a few quick steps. Here is a step by step instruction for you Register an Account To   get  started  you  need  to  create  an  account  at  www.cms2cms.com  or   login  with  your
    • Facebook  or  Google  account. Indicate the URLs of Your Websites Type  the  URLs  of  your  Source  and  Target  websites  and  choose  their  CMS types, in our case it will  be   SMF  and  phpBB  respectively.
    • Download the Connection Bridge The  connection  bridge  is  needed  to  allow  the   interaction  between  your  Source  and  Target platforms. To proceed with installation you need to follow these steps: ● Download the bridge file (‘cms2cms’ zip) to your computer and extract the folder from the zip file. ● Connect  your  Source and Target  websites  via  FTP  (for  that  you  have  to know your host name, username, and password). ● Copy ‘cms2cms’ folder to the root directories of your SMF and phpBB websites.
    • Select your Migration Options After  verifying   the  connection  to  your  websites,  you  will  be  able  to  choose  the  extra  Migration options such as: ● ● ● ● migrate media; make URLs SEO friendly; clear current Target data get design suggestion.
    • Start your free Demo Migration Before  proceeding  to  the  Full Migration you can try free  Demo  Migration and see how the service works. After the Demo Migration is finished, you will be able to check the result on your website.
    • Start your Full Migration If  you  are  satisfied  with  the  results of your Demo Migration you  may proceed to the Full Migration from  your  SMF  to  phpBB  platform.  The  Migration  process  will  take  up  only  a  few  minutes  and after  it’s  over   you  will   be  able  to  enjoy  your  brand  new  forum!
    • Note,   if  you  want  to  make  your  migration  process  even  easier,  you  can  choose  the  option  of assisted  migration  service.  You  can  read  more  about  it   here http://www.cms2cms.com/assisted­migration­service/ So  are  you  excited  to  try  your  phpBB  forum?  Start  Demo  Migration right now and you’ll see how easy it is to move your forum from SMF to phpBB!