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Solved How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by stevmo on March 11th 2014, 10:48 pm

I currently host my forum through PHPBB but have been having a lot of issues with it and have decided to move to invision but as it is a existing forum with several topics and posts we wish to transfer all this over to the new forum. Does anyone know how this is done?

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by musket on March 12th 2014, 12:45 am

One way would be to go to hitskin, browse through the various Invision skins preview the skins by putting your forum URL in the preview box until you find something near to your liking, then install that skin, you can then modify it later to more suit you taste. ie change background buttons etc;

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by stevmo on March 12th 2014, 12:55 am

its not the theme thats the issue. its the content as we have sorted the theme we wanted but all the active topics and posts and forum members are on our old forum and we wish to transfer them to the new one

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by SLGray on March 12th 2014, 12:57 am

Changing versions only changes the version, but what is on the forum (posts, messages, topics, members) will stay the same. It will erased all customizes CSS codes.

You are not transferring from one version to another.


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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by Leviosa on March 12th 2014, 9:22 am

As SLGray said, changing the version will not modify your forum content. Only the skin will change.

For your information you can have this option via your admin panel:



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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by stevmo on March 12th 2014, 10:58 am

more specifically changing host.

We are currently with PHP and going to forumotion

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by musket on March 12th 2014, 11:27 am

You cannot bring your forum content ie members posts from another host to forumotion host.. Forum content belongs to the original host

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by Base on March 12th 2014, 4:24 pm

Hello,

Changing hosts will not be possible. Forumotion does not hand out its databases as explained in this topic: http://help.forumotion.com/t6668-forumotion-s-forum-databases

Is this problem solved?

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by SLGray on March 12th 2014, 4:25 pm

Are you referring to this forum - http://mwnewforum.forumotion.co.uk/ ?


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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by stevmo on March 13th 2014, 12:20 am

yes, that is our new one. our original one is www.mondeoworld.co.uk (we own the url so will be transferring that over)

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by SLGray on March 13th 2014, 4:01 am

So you want to change this - http://mwnewforum.forumotion.co.uk/ - to Invision?


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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by stevmo on March 13th 2014, 7:26 am

well right now we want to transfer our content from the original to the new one. then worry about invision

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by Base on March 13th 2014, 10:28 am

As I stated above, it will not be possible to transfer another forum's content onto a Forumotion forum.

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by Helena S on March 13th 2014, 11:14 am

Hi
I have a bit similar problem, so I won't make a new topic of my question.
I have a forum created with phpbb(www.s8.createphpbb.com) and the service has been unavailable for a month now (previously it has been unavailable every couple of weeks, so it's very unsteady). I finallydecided to move my forum elsewhere and landed here. If I have a back up of the old forum, can I copy the posts to my new forum http://basenji.palstani.com? Sorry, I'm not very "tech savvy" so I justhave to make sure this is the same case as transferring from phpbb to Invision.

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by musket on March 13th 2014, 2:11 pm

^ The only way forum databases are exchangeable is when one forum host sells out to another forum host, other than that there is no way to put your members posts from a createphpbb forum onto forumotion forum ..even if you have a backup there is no way to utilize it... You can however repost posts you previously made on the old forum onto your new forum by copy and paste.

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Solved Re: How do I transfer my forum from PHPBB to Invision

Post by Leviosa on March 13th 2014, 2:18 pm

As Musket said, what you ask is not possible.

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