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If upgrading from phpBB 3, is it possible to retain old emoticons?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by goldframedoor, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. goldframedoor

    goldframedoor New Member

    Sorry if this has been asked before, and if I have posted this in the wrong section, but I'm toying with the idea of upgrading my phpBB 3 based forum to XenForo. However, I was wondering if it is at all possible to upgrade from phpBB 3, AND retain the emoticons used in my phpBB 3 installation? If so, how does one go about it?

    It's just that I have seen some forums out and about on the internet that have upgraded from vBulletin to xenForo, but retained the old emoticons.

    Must I manually re-install them into my upgraded forum once the upgrade has completed, or is there a way of retaining the emoticons during the upgrade?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you can create custom smilies to match what you already have.

    You just need to create them in the ACP before/after the import.
     
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  3. goldframedoor

    goldframedoor New Member

    So, does that mean, that after the upgrade, I just need to go to the emoticons settings in the admin cp and point it to my old emoticons directory, then all of the old emoticons will appear in the posts just like before the upgrade, or must I re-add all of the old emoticons manually after the upgrade is complete?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I would recommend uploading the images to the new XenForo smilies directory and then defining them in the ACP.
     
  5. goldframedoor

    goldframedoor New Member

    Thanks for the recommendation, but would the theory of go to the emoticons settings in the admin cp and point it to my old emoticons directory, then all of the old emoticons will appear in the posts just like before the upgrade even work at all?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.

    Smilies in posts don't use the image path, they use code such as :) :D, etc. which is then parsed and converted to the image.
     
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  7. goldframedoor

    goldframedoor New Member

    Thanks, as I would have found it a pain in the bum otherwise to have to manually re-add the codes for all of my emoticons. :( (I have about at least 50 on my current phpBB installation!!)

    Would Xenforo be even able to cope with such a large amount of emoticons in the list? :eek:
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I suggest doing this. Spending 30 minutes to do it properly will save you a lot of headaches in the future.
     
  10. goldframedoor

    goldframedoor New Member

    Problems with the emoticons such as........?
     

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