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How to Take the Headache Out of SMF to phpBB Migration


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Still think that the forum migration process is full of pitfalls and pain? It's because you didn't try CMS2CMS automated migration service. Have a look at the presentation and discover the simplest way for SMF to phpBB import.

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How to Take the Headache Out of SMF to phpBB Migration

  1. 1. How to take the headache out of SMF to phpBB migration
  2. 2. Choosing a forum board for a web project is not an easy task, indeed. bbPress, phpBB, SMF, vBulletin and many more names which are present on the market nowadays make the decision even more difficult. But what one has to do if current forum platform doesn't meet all the requirements and the number of content count a few thousands of items, which is definitely too much for manual import? In such cases, CMS2CMS, the automated migration service, comes in handy. Just a few quick steps - and your forum topics, forum posts, users, images, and even polls, are moved to the new forum board on phpBB.
  3. 3. To start your SMF to phpBB migration, the first thing you have to do is to sign up with CMS2CMS. Provide your name, email, phone number and choose a password. You can also sign in via your Facebook or Google+ account. For this, choose the appropriate option. Create Your CMS2CMS Account
  4. 4. Specify Your SMF forum Details Choose Simple Machines Forum as your Existing forum type and enter its URL into the provided field.
  5. 5. Establish the Connection to Your SMF Board Now you are to set up the connection to your Simple Machines Forum. For doing this, download and install the Connection Bridge to your computer. Here is the video tutorial, where the process of installation is shown in details. When you’ve done with that, press “Verify Connection” button.
  6. 6. Provide Your phpBB forum Details Next step would be to specify your new forum board type. In this case, choose phpBB. Then provide its URL in the corresponding field.
  7. 7. Connect to Your phpBB Board On this step, you have to establish the connection to your phpBB forum. For doing that, again download and install the Connection Bridge. When finished, press “Verify Connection” button.
  8. 8. While using CMS2CMS service as your SMF to phpBB converter, you may preview the future look of your migrated forum and run Free Demo migration. Choose the Entities and needed additional options you are going to move. In case you want to migrate all your data without Demo, you may skip this step. Start Free Demo Migration
  9. 9. Start a Final Transfer from SMF to phpBB Forum Before starting a complete migration to phpBB forum board, you can check the Free Demo result and see how your migrated topics and posts look like on the new platform. Just go to your New forum, and check how SMF to phpBB converter works. If you are satisfied with the result, you may complete the migration.
  10. 10. Finish!!! That’s it! Now you are a happy owner of a phpBB-powered forum board with all your SMF content on it.
  11. 11. What CMS2CMS offers? Finest Migration Quality High Speed of Data Transfer 12+ CMS Platforms Supported Widest Range of Supported Entities Pricing Estimator Free Demo Available Live Support Migration Insurance