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How to Migrate from phpBB to bbPress

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You decided to switch your forum platform from phpBB to bbPress based on WordPress? It is no longer an impossible task! See this tut for guidance on swift and trouble-free forum migration from phpBB to bbPress using an automated webtool.
Find more details here: http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/phpbb-to-bb-press-migration

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How to Migrate from phpBB to bbPress

  1. 1. How to Migrate from phpBB to bbPress by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013 www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. How to Migrate from phpBB to bbPress? Automated Migration Service www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your phpBB website. 2. Install WordPress + bbPress. 3. Find FTP access details (for phpBB and bbPress) Find more info in this article www.cms2cms.com
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit www.cms2cms.com Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google www.cms2cms.com
  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 www.cms2cms.com
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip www.cms2cms.com
  7. 7. o Connect to your phpBB website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to phpBB root directory. o Connect to your WordPress website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to WordPress root folder index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites www.cms2cms.com 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" www.cms2cms.com
  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. 301 Redirects from Previous to New URLs – applicable only for website posts and pages, forum posts excluded. 3. Press ‘Confirm options’ button. www.cms2cms.com
  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. www.cms2cms.com 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 WordPress with bbPress forum. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your phpBB website content will be moved to bbPress. 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! www.cms2cms.com
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website! www.cms2cms.com

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