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Post by Kelsea on September 1st 2014, 11:28 pm

I saw that an external forum can be imported to forumotion and the explanation on how to do so when you first create your forum under the FAQ section. As I already created my forum a week or two back, I wanted to know if it is still possible for an external forum to imported into my existing forum (even if that means overwriting what is currently there).

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Post by Ramdaman on September 1st 2014, 11:49 pm

Hi,

I might be wrong but, if you mean to have a forum redirect, you can do so by following these steps:

1. Head over to Admin Panel > General > Forum > Categories and forums

Select or make a new forum and make the name as the following.

Code:
<a href="LINK_HERE">Forum Name</a>

You can also stylize it, such as:

Code:
<font color="#------"><b><a href="LINK_HERE">Forum Name</a></b></font>

Hope this helped Smile
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Post by Kelsea on September 2nd 2014, 12:17 am

thanks, but thats not what I'm after..

I would like to do the procedure stated http://help.forumotion.com/t133904-how-to-import-your-external-forum-on-forumotion#901545

So I wanted to know:

1. can this only be done upon creation of a new forum?
2. when I tried to create from scratch and do this process, I received a message that the database file was too big (the zipped file is 236MB). Is it possible to send the file to an admin/mod to have it imported?

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Post by Derri on September 2nd 2014, 12:17 am

@Kelsea wrote:I saw that an external forum can be imported to forumotion and the explanation on how to do so when you first create your forum under the FAQ section. As I already created my forum a week or two back, I wanted to know if it is still possible for an external forum to imported into my existing forum (even if that means overwriting what is currently there).

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Hi,

From what has been said recently you cannot import an external forum after forum creation.
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Post by Kelsea on September 2nd 2014, 12:29 am

@Derri wrote:
Hi,

From what has been said recently you cannot import an external forum after forum creation.

Thanks

Also is there a size limit on the database file?

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Post by APE on September 2nd 2014, 12:49 am

Not as far as i know NO there is just a limit on when you can do this right now as we do not have server side right's after the forum is made.

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Post by Shadow on September 2nd 2014, 9:53 am

Hello

Infact, you have to create a Forumotion forum first and import your database once you arrive to the step 4 of creation. The version of your external forum must be PhpBB, Invision or PunBB.
The size of the database is not a problem. Our technicians will make the necessary things to import them. However depending on the size of your external it may take some longer to import the database.


If any questions feel free to ask Smile


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Post by Kelsea on September 2nd 2014, 10:51 pm

I tried again with a new forum and got the error message below when I tried to upload a file (this file was 159 MB)


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Post by Derri on September 3rd 2014, 9:23 am

@Kelsea wrote:I tried again with a new forum and got the error message below when I tried to upload a file (this file was 159 MB)


I've asked our Pro Admin about this Very Happy
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Post by Shadow on September 3rd 2014, 10:01 am

Ok Problem reported to our technicians. Thanks for your patience Smile

Could you test again? Our technicians made a modification so that you be able to upload your file properly Smile



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Post by Kelsea on September 3rd 2014, 8:38 pm

I just tried it out again but it gave me the same error message unfortunately

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Post by Shadow on September 4th 2014, 9:31 am

Ok could you please send to us your external forum?
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