You can transfer all of the forums and member accounts from phpBB to IPB! There is a converter that walks you through everything step by step! I originally converted from phpBB myself and everything transfered over fine!!!
Im using IP Download 2.5.3! I have close to 400 files but they are stored in ftp with .ipb extensions! Is there a way to backup the files in their .zip and .rar formats as they were originally submitted with IP Downloads instead of having to download every single file through the public side on my site just to be able to retireve their original formats?
Cynapz, You won't go wrong with switching from phpbb3 to ipb!! I made the switch from phpbb3 myself and it was the best thing I could do for my forum website! There are many features that ipb has over phpbb3 so you won't be disappointed!! :)
As for webhosting, I have had Bluehost before and I would not suggest them to anyone!! I have had poor customer service with them and when I canceled hosting with them, they did not even offer to keep my business in any shape or form!!! I use Site5 for webhosting and have been a customer for over 3 years!!
You do not pay $300 a year for an IPB license.. your initial cost is $149 which grants you the use of a license for as long as you use it!! After 6 months, you pay $25 dollars to continue support from IPB but if you do not renew, you can still use your IPB license! The 6 month renewal is just for support or things like being able to download from the IPS Marketplace, download updates to the IPB software etc.!!! You can always renew at any time even if your 6 months had gone by and say you want to renew 2 or 3 months etc. after the 6 months has expired!!
As far as "Licensed to" goes.. people usually put that as the name of their business or website name or whatever you want that to be!! IPB will request that you put the url of the website you are using their software on in your client area on IPB!! Wordpress can be integrated nicely with IPB, there are programs and SDK's available to do just that!!! :)
dogpatch, calm down boy, have a bone chief lol!! The sdk on ipbwi.com works perfectly fine as I know someone that uses it!!! It really comes down to whether you want to pay $50 for this hook or the sdk from ipbwi.com!! For those of you with minimal to no coding knowledge, Id suggest Alex's hook so not to bad mouth this hook as Im sure it does the job easily, I merely suggested the alternative lol!!!
[quote name='AndyMillne' timestamp='1309897928'] Classifieds 1.1 will not work on 3.1.4 but the 1.0 version will continue to be supported until official IPS support for 3.1.4 is discontinued.
3.2 is not even released yet as a stable version and Im sure 3.1.4 will continue to be supported as the main stable release for quite awhile!! For those of us and Im sure theres a high number, that have modded boards with 3.1.4.. I feel its ridiculous not to be able to have cross-compatibility!! I can understand not supporting 3.0.5 for instance but since Clasiifieds 1.1 is more than just an update for 3.2, by the time we can update this for our boards... there will already be IPB 3.3 and then we go through the same deal all over again lol.. I like your application, dont get me wrong but this is crazy!!!
I will have to agree with the 3.1.4 compatibility as 3.2 isnt even out of the beta stages and should not even be released for 3.2 until 3.2 has gone its course of stability and other related factors! The majority of the mods I have on my board havent even been updated for 3.2 and the fact that most mod authors are releasing updates of their mods for 3.2 and not 3.1.4 is ridiculous lol...