SMF to NodeBB
The 'tag' is what's wrapped in the square brackets. A lot of these are probably never going to be needed. I was going to remove the code portion, but noticed that they're still actively supporting IE4...
Hmm, I've spotted an issue slightly worse than the BBcode, but I'll send it to akhoury privately just to make sure.
The conversion should be
@Silvina looks like you're using nodebb-plugin-import#master, please use the published 0.2.1 version, I am in process of refactoring many parts and the master version is not stable.
Hi do you mean this (https://github.com/akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import/tree/0.2.0)? I can't seem to find the 0.2.1 version anywhere on github
it doesn't need to be github, just use npm:
# change directory to the NodeBB root directory cd /path/to/NodeBB # remove the one you already have rm -rf node_modules/nodebb-plugin-import # install from npm npm install nodebb-plugin-import
this will install the latest published one, 0.2.1
Note: I am publishing a slightly better version late tonight, if you want to wait, if not, just install 0.2.1 and play with it, I am aware of few bugs that I will be fixing in tonight's release
Just did an import using the latest version (0.2.1)
Much better on the BBCode to Markdown conversion, though still have some issues.
Will wait for your next release Really appreciate you efforts in this! Thanks in advance
do you have the markdown plugin enabled?
Nope, let me enable it and try again.
Enabled: Working great now.
There are some posts which i believe i will need to enable some other plugins.
Will test further Thanks a lot man!
I have a few threads that have more than 50+ posts, but all the imported threads only have 2 posts max.
new version delayed 1 or 2 days, I keep finding more work to get done.
no worries on that.
for tracking purposes https://github.com/akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import/issues/50
For those following this thread.
I just did an import recently, and the latest import seems to be working great.
There is even a new import interface. Do check it out!
@bentael Has the export process changed? Do I still create individual files for each category, topic, post, and user?
@julian no need to do anything.
Just install the plugin and use its interface from the ACP
You have to point it to the right DB (with credentials) and select the exporter from the list (populated via an npm search)
Also, the content conversion does not occur during the import anymore, it's provided with some post-import tools
Ah, so in that case, if I were building an importer for someone using custom software... any guides to follow? I'd much rather modify what I have so far, which is: currently dumping it all out into small little .json files.
it's really the same thing, except that you don't write to disk anymore.
there are many example, think this is the newest https://github.com/akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import-ipboard
the file dumps won't work anymore at least not with with -import 0.2.x version.
I can help you offline if you want, you know how to find me
but yea that's the guide
Can anyone describe how to do conversion from smf -> nodeBB as a noob in nodejs. I have working installation of NodeBB. I mean if i have mysql dump of smf then what to do next