How to Migrate from SMF to phpBB

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This is rich in details instruction that shows how to convert SMF forum into phpBB in a few minutes. For more info go here: http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/simple-machines-forum-to-phpbb-migration/

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How to Migrate from SMF to phpBB

  1. 1. How to Migrate Forum from SMF to phpBB by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013 www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. How to Migrate from SMF to phpBB? Automated Migration Service www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your SMF website. 2. Install phpBB. 3. Find FTP access details (for phpBB and SMF) 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 vBulletin 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. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites o o Connect to your SMF website via FTP Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to SMF root directory. o Connect to your phpBB website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to phpBB root folder Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. www.cms2cms.com
  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 Select extra options for your migration: • • • Migrate Image Files Make URLs SEO Friendly Clear Current Target Data 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. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away. www.cms2cms.com
  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 SMF 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! www.cms2cms.com
  12. 12. Go ahead and start the new life of your website! www.cms2cms.com Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!

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