BuddyPress SMF Import

Imports boards and users from SMF 1.1x forums to BuddyPress (forums) / WordPress (users)

Author:Normen Hansen (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:WP 2.9.2,
WordPress version tested:WP 3.0, BP
Plugin version:0.9.7
Added to WordPress repository:23-06-2010
Last updated:10-09-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypres...
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This plugin imports boards and users from SMF 1.1x forums to BuddyPress (forums) / WordPress (users)


  • Preserves current WordPress users if name exists
  • Create groups for forums after import (optional)
  • Main plugin adds admin panel for all functions
  • Separate plugin successively converts the sha-1 encoded passwords from SMF on user login
  • Includes php script that can be put into old forum directory for redirection to new topic locations

Known issues:

  • Only intended for initial forum imports, it clears all current forums before importing due to the initial 0.7.3 db format requirement (users/groups etc. are kept intact)
  • Depending on forum size, the PHP memory and exec time requirements can be a bit high

The plugin is based on a modified phpbb import PHP script for bbpress 0.7.3. It uses its own version of bbpress to convert from the initial 0.7.3 bbpress db format to a buddypress compatible one.