phpBB2CH to phpBB3

Converting phpBB2CH aka Ptifo to phpBB3

On my  installed board (still partially found on I installed phpBB2CH (Categories Hierarchy)  also known as Ptifo.

Basically it adds sub-forums, forum links, advanced permissions, board announcements and many more features.
It broke support with most (or better said with almost all) mods for phpBB2. But had or has a pretty large community ( is offline at the moment of writing).

As phpBB3 came out and there was also build-in support for those features, I wished to upgrade. But because of the changes on phpBB2, the phpBB2 converters wasn’t converting half of my forum settings. So I needed to create a converter. As the basics where the same I could use the phpBB2 converter to start with.

Yesterday somebody contacted me, and said the converter wasn’t working any more. As my converter was basically made for phpBB 3.0.2 and the current version is phpBB 3.0.7-PL1, I can understand why.

I updated my converter to work with phpBB 3.0.7-PL1, and so here you can find the converter for phpbb2CH to phpBB 3.0.7-PL1.
It isn’t 100% testing on all functions, but most stuff is converted. The predefined permissions aren’t, as they are (almost) impossible to do.

A few thing you maybe want to know:

  • main admins will be admins with founder status
  • admins and main admins will both in the admin group.
  • attachments are converted

If you find any bugs, tell me, I’m happy to solve them. (298 downloads)