ForumConverter migrates post, topics, and users from one forum to a WordPress compatible forum. Currently, ForumConverter supports phpBB 3.0.9 to bbPress 2.0 Beta 4 conversion in addition to migrating users as subscribers to your WordPress blog.
ForumConverter migrates users from the source forum database to WordPress compatible forum so that migraters can take advantage of BuddyPress social networking. This is not a bridge.
For phpBB-to-bbPress conversions, ForumConverter is capable of…
* reproducing the same forum tree structure for bbPress
* reproducing forum post using the same same user, timestamps, sticky flag
* allowing converted users to sign on using their existing phpBB password.
* converting between BBCode or native bbPress HTML markup
* supporting inline attachment conversion and whole topic/reply attachment conversion.
* migrating of instant messenger info, global moderator membership, and emails.
* password protected forums support using the same phpBB password
Some things that are impossible to do for ForumConverter for phpBB-to-bbPress conversions
* Complete conversion of custom BBCode. Only YouTube BBCode is supported but BBCode lite does not support YouTube tags.
Security Fix: Sanitize signatures.
Bug Fix: Redirect the user back to the signature page after save.
Correct versioning for all plugins.
Cosmetic fixes for support for bbPress 2.0.
Few fixes to bbcode conversion markup contributed by Vato.
Fixes to signature plugin to edit the signature onto the current user profile.
Bugfix: Fix incorrect url generated for attachments that are not inline.
Bugfix: Fix displaying of signatures under ie8
Created the “Orphaned Topics” forum to store orphaned topics
References to missing users now link to Anonymous by default
Bugfix: Fixed (mismatch) problem
Added FormConverter forum passwords editor/remover in the “Forum Attributes” panel
Signature rendering added with BuddyPress and WordPress signature editors
Bugfix: Fixed infinite loop for database retry
Cosmetic changes for support for bbPress 2.0 Release Candidate 4
Update avatar support for BuddyPress 1.5 beta 2
Prevent empty folder creation for posts without attachments
Add buddypress avatar support
Reconnect on disconnect
Bugfix: increase execution time to 1 hour for those who don’t have it in their php.ini
Bugfix: fix attachments for those not attached inline
Remove end of file whitespace to get rid of plugin activation warnings.
Cosmetic changes for bbPress 2.0 rc 2
Sticky now really become stickies
Support for global announcement to super sticky conversion
Support for topic locking
Support for forum post locking
Support automated forum conversion resulting in forums being automatically marked hidden, read only, or read or writable
Bugfix: keep messages contained in log viewer
Prevent banned users from subscribing, or replying or creating topics
Better user merging to prevent orphaned ownership and better preservation of user capabilities. Existing users on
WordPress installation no longer get deleted.
Prevent bots from being listed as subscribed user
Seperate post conversion auth module
Bugfix: fix role to show it properly on combobox.
Duplicate attachment resolution
Suppress file removal warnings
phpBB password protected forums support
Recoursive cleanup of attachments for failed conversion
This plugin is free under the terms of GPL version 2 but a donation is appreciated. You may grab a copy of it here.