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Am I stuck with phpbb forever?

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Msg#: 3711539 posted 8:17 pm on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)


I have a phpbb forum and would like a social network for my website such as LinkedIn, MySpace, or Facebook. What are my options? Am I stuck forever and ever with a phpbb forum? I don't care about the phpbb software, I just want to keep the posts because they contain a lot of valuable information. I need a forum with the new software so that members can continue to communicate.

In layman's terms, can someone explain where/how the posts are stored and why they can't convert to other forum software?

Thanks so much for help/suggestions.




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Msg#: 3711539 posted 2:29 am on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

You are not stuck. phpBB can be converted to other forum software.

I just did a search for social network mod for a forum and found one called Zoints, for vbulletin. There are probably more. If you search around a bit you may begin to find social networking add-ons for forums then simply convert your forum to the appropriate forum software then add on the appropriate social networking mod/hack/software.

Good luck.


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