Converting from phpBB (link)

Thank you for choosing to convert from phpBB to Aura Forum Software. The following versions of phpBB are supported: 3.1. To get started, please read the below instructions.

From phpBB, we can convert:

  • attachments
  • banlist
  • config
  • forums
  • groups
  • moderator_cache
  • poll_options
  • posts
  • ranks
  • reports
  • topics
  • topics_watch
  • forums_watch
  • users
  • warnings
  • words

We cannot convert:

  • acl_groups
  • acl_options
  • acl_roles
  • acl_roles_data
  • acl_users
  • bbcodes
  • bookmarks
  • bots
  • config_text
  • confirm
  • disallow
  • drafts
  • ext
  • extensions
  • extension_groups
  • forums_access
  • forums_track
  • icons
  • lang
  • log
  • login_attempts
  • migrations
  • modules
  • notifications
  • notification_types
  • oath_accounts
  • oath_tokens
  • privmsgs
  • privmsgs_folder
  • privmsgs_rules
  • privmsgs_to
  • profile_fields
  • profile_fields_data
  • profile_fields_lang
  • profile_lang
  • search_results
  • search_wordlist
  • search_wordmatch
  • sessions
  • sessions_keys
  • sitelist
  • smilies
  • styles
  • teampage
  • topics_posted
  • topics_track
  • user_group
  • user_notifications
  • zebra

The primary reason why so many tables are unable to be converted is due to the fact they are simply not used.

There are also additional tables, such as 'acl_groups' which are used differently, therefore cannot be converted. Other things such as private messages are optimised so badly it's almost impossible to port them across.

After running the conversion tool, the following extensions will be automatically installed:

NOTE: These extensions are required after converting from phpBB and without these, you will not be able to login to your forum and may encounter other issues.

If they are unable to be installed, you will be notified. In this instance, please download them, and upload them to the converter manually. After you have done so, you will be free to visit the forum index.