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WildThing Migrator/Converter for Vanilla

edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've written a migration tool that works with Vanilla 1.0. It should convert all your users, categories, discussions, posts, user roles and more. Also it tries to figure out if you use Discussion View Counter, IpHistory and Notify -- if so, that data is migrated as well. All BB codes can be converted to working HTML-code (or text if wanted). You can map users and roles to more suitable ones if wanted (or ignore uses that already exists in vanilla).

It can easily be extended to work with other forums. Since I figured no-one uses this obsolete forum I tried to make it generic. You only need to write one class with 5 or 6 functions.

I read that someone is working on a generic migration script for vanilla. But I didn't have the time to wait, so I wrote one myself. Therefor I've used PHP 5 and PDO. It's tested with PHP 5.1.4. You should be able to convert it to PHP 4.

Do whatever you'd like with it. It's licensed under GPL as Vanilla. Download it from here.

Update: Fixed some permission problems. You can now run the migrator without beeing logged in as an administrator.


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    Awesome work. I'll have to check it out.
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    what exactly is this suppose to do import data from an existing forum into vanilla ? where does it pull the data form, I don't see any path to old forum and into the new
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    I think you have to write your own classes to pull the data but it should make it easier. I'm still working on my panel sorting extension so i've not got round to looking at it yet.
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