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Handy tip number 7

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brogan, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Don't use custom BB Code.

    I've just imported my phpBB forum to vB and it's not pretty.

    It looks like someone dropped an IED into the post table [​IMG]
    Dan and Dragonfly like this.
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member


    WEll good luck with repairing it Paul! :)
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    So the idea here is .... bbcode tags give migration problems ?
    Is the problem that the Tags remain ? ie. [ wiki ] whatever [ / wiki ]

    I wonder if the BBcode Manager could somehow enable Xenforo users to migrate to another forum (if they had to) in a more effective way ?
  4. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Mass Post Find & Replace utility. :)
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Won't wok unfortunately as phpBB appends a different hex code to each BB Code/post combination.

    Regex will do it but that's voodoo as far as I'm concerned :D
  6. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    I absolutely hate custom bb codes for the exact same reason. It's not something a table dump and some regex magic using sed/awk/perl/whatever cannot solve, but it's still annoying and, depending on the size of the post table, can be extremely time consuming.

    Even the different usage of quote tags can be a pain when migrating to a different forum software.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to minimize the damage associated with using BBcodes ?... in case, certain xenforo members switch to other products ... etc. ?
  8. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    KingK made a bbcode manager that you can use. It lets you make your own bbcode and works great.
    I've used 24 custom bbcode on wetalk network and converted them all.

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