Sorry....gonna need to be walked thru this conversion....
Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:46 PM
Instructions are kind of poor....
The first instruction says
"Upload all the files contained in the "upload" folder of the converters distribution"
Upload to where, exactly?
Also....I am looking to convert both WordPress and a SimplePress forum I have installed.....is that even possible?
If not, then my preference is to just move my USERS over to IPB and start from scratch...just so long as my Members can login with their old usernames and passwords.
Once I convert, is there a way to scrap/delete it if I don't like how it turns out? Or am I stuck?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:28 AM
My first recommendation to you is to have a test area since it is likely that you'll want to do this multiple times. The source database shouldn't be changed at all in the conversion, as the data should be copied to your IPB database and the source left unchanged. So, upload to where exactly?
Each IPB installation has a "home" directory. This is the directory that contains all the folders and files necessary to run the forum. Among the folders and files are "Admin" "Cache" "Interface" etc and the files like conf_global.dist.php (and after installation conf_global.php which is your forum's configuration file)
Once your IPB software is installed, you will install the converters. When you downloaded the zip file and unzipped it you should have 3 folders in the converters area. Documentation, Tools and upload. You are interested in installing the contents of upload to the root directory of your forum.
With a good FTP program copy (drag) the contents of the upload directory, which should be the folders admin and interface to the root directory of your installed forum (see above). This will copy all the necessary files for installation. To install, you go to the administrator control panel (ACP) and click on the "Other Apps" button. You should then see Applications Not Installed and converters should be one of them. Click install.
After install, click on Other Apps again, then click on Converters which will bring up the converters screen.
When I did my forum, I elected to have a complete scratch area and completely deleted the area and fresh installed on each test iteration. To do it this way, you need to just delete the directory (the home directory for IPB) then delete the database from mysql (drop database your.database), then re-install everything and do it again. I did it this way because my test area was on a different computer than my production area and I wanted to develop a process which could be repeated.
As for the specifics of your conversion, I don't know because I converted from phpBB3, not the products you use. BUT the process should be similar and your current system will remain unaffected by the conversion.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:32 PM
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