Kunena 6.3.2 released

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 6.3.2 [K 6.3.2] in stable which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.4.x/5.0.x/5.1.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.2 / K 6.3 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.3
Note: Please go to the Kunena Dashboard after an upgrade so that the Kunena database tables are also updated.

This is for users to help other users, to discuss topics that relate to migrating from other web-based forums and converting the data into a form that will operate with Kunena.

It is important to note that the Kunena team does not have a standard, recommended or supported protocol for these ideas and that posting questions in this category may not receive advice from team members.

Question phpbb to Kunena

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10 months 3 weeks ago #1 by sushidog
phpbb to Kunena was created by sushidog
The most recent posts about this that I can find are a few years old. I thought I'd read there was some sort of importer or migration tool you could use, and that migration from phpbb to Kunena was simple. Am I dreaming?

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10 months 3 weeks ago #2 by Leen
Replied by Leen on topic phpbb to Kunena
I found it on this forum if I searched a bit
forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=975225
at the bottom that's pretty much the last date that has done something like this
and he refers to this explanation
www.viska.se/nyheter1/339-joomla/7375-tu...joomlas-kunena-forum

L.v.d.A

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10 months 2 weeks ago #3 by Slacker
Replied by Slacker on topic phpbb to Kunena
I did a conversion some years ago. It was complicated as I used the bridge JFusion, which had an own userid different from phpBB and Joomla. Another disadvantage of the script was that members with no posts was wiped out. But then there were a fix for that. Why not try if a conversion works?

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8 months 1 week ago #4 by Goldie
Replied by Goldie on topic phpbb to Kunena
Hi,

I have recently converted a phpBB2 board to Kunena using the script of mixerp: github.com/mixerp/phpbb-to-kunena

First the good things:
  1. Imported all users with same userid
  2. Imported all categories, topics and posts with same id
  3. Easy to handle - you just need to edit database names and passwords
It worked but it had several problems out of my memory:
  1. Syntax error in script
  2. Could not import phpBB2 - I had to upgrade to phpBB3 firstä
  3. Did not import user avatars
  4. Did not populate table __kunena_user_topics . I had to write a special PHP program to build up that table. Important for user post count
  5. Lots of troubles with old links to topics and especially posts inside forum
  6. Lots of troubles with emoticons and special chars
It took me and a team of 2 testers 2 weeks to sort out all these issues.

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7 months 4 weeks ago - 7 months 4 weeks ago #5 by Slacker
Replied by Slacker on topic phpbb to Kunena
Copy avatars from phpBB3 to

media/kunena/gallery

I copied members personal avatars to:

media/kunena/gallery/members

I did that as avatars settings are lost in the conversion and personal avatars, must be possible to choose for members.

Then copy your rank images from phpBB3 to Kunena.

media/kunena/ranks

Then copy smilies from phpBB3 to Kunena:

media/kunena/emoticons

I did not fix __kunena_user_topic and instead I recalculated statistics in kunena admin.

Some old smilies code disturbed some messages, but that I fixed with extension ReReplacer in the database. But youtube code in posts was not possible to remove automatically as they varied. People were pretty pleased with the new forum, but they had to choose their personal avatar again.
Last edit: 7 months 4 weeks ago by Slacker.

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