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Converting from SMF to Vanilla

edited March 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I have an SMF forum coupled with Jfusion and Joomla.

Is there any converters are there to convert SMF to Vanilla?


  • I thought someone was working on the porter plugin and then specifically for SMF, but I'm not sure.
    There's always the manual way of doing a MySQL select and inserting it into Vanilla, but I'm almost sure someone is working on it.
    Let's see what @Lincoln has to say about this question :-)

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  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    You'd still need to convert to phpBB and then to Vanilla. We don't have an exporter built for SMF yet, sorry. :-/ Haven't worked on the exporter since December because we're trying to get some other features & fixes out the door.
  • Hello, i'm still worked on smf to vanilla converter for vanilla porter. Now my converter success export users (members in smf), roles (membergroups), user roles (primary group, posting group, additional group), categories (boards), discussions (topics). But smf use for hashing password & username. But current CheckPassword not support it. I'm think create patch for vanilla and coverter to vanilla porter.
  • UnderDogUnderDog MVP
    edited March 2011
    That is great news, norguhtar.
    If there is some way you can reset all passwords in vanilla, then you can import everything, reset the passwords and the users can log in vanilla after they've created a new password.

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    SMF password patch. This patch enable login by smf hash
    smf class for vanilla porter
    ready to work vanilla porter

    What now imported:
    - User with birthdate, email, member_name and password
    - Role form membergroups
    - User_Role from id_group and additional group for user. post_group not included!
    - Category & Boards. Category imported as root category in vanilla forum. Hierarchy saved.
    - Discussions from topic + first_message as body and subject
    - Comments from messages without first_message topic

    - User avatars
    - Attach to discussion & comment
    - Category permissions by group
    - Conversations aka Private Message

  • UPD I'm send patch Vanilla Porter author
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