PhpBB to Kunena Migrator

PhpBB to Kunena migrator is an open source script that converts your PhpBB forums to Kunena within your MySQL database.

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How to Use this Script?
  • Install Toad for MySQL on your computer.
  • Install Joomla on your computer.
  • Download your PhpBB database backup.
  • Restore the PhpBB database locally (No need to install PhpBB).
  • Download the migration project on your computer.
  • Open the migration script "mixerp-phpbb-to-kunena-migration.sql".
  • Find and replace the token "phpbb_database_name" to the name of PhpBB database.
  • Find and replace the token "joomla_database_name" to the name of Joomla database.
  • Find and replace the token "jos_" to whatever prefix you have in your joomla installation.
  • Run the script on Toad for MySQL.
Please Note
  • This script will delete all the contents of Kunena forum and joomla users. Make a backup before you proceed.
  • To migrate attachments from phpBB, copy the files inside phpBB attachment folder and paste those on 'media/kunena/attachments/migrated/'. Add file extensions to the files (generally .jpg).
  • This script will migrate all phpBB users except password. The existing forum users will have to use the joomla feature "forgot password" in order to reset their password.
  • The script will create a new administrator account "mixerp" with password "secret".
  • This script is licensed under GNU/GPLv2.
This tool has successfully migrated some PhpBB installations to Kunena, including our own. If you need a human assistance, you can purchase migration support from us for $69.00. All improvements will be committed to the github repository and shared with the Joomla! community.