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Forums update to …… PHBB3

Forums update to …… PHBB3


I decide to migrate to PHBB and went away from SMF!

Don’t understand it wrongly, SMF was great for me in the last 3 years: stable, easy to use and not much targeted by hackers 😉



I leave SMF mainly as:

  • There is no bridge available in #Joomla! (bridge is discontinued and considered unsafe)
  • I would like to unify login across all my sub domains in the near future. The idea is to let you log yourself only once in #Joomla, and have access to forums, bug tracker, wiki and continuous build  and so on,
  • Joomla! forums are also using PHPBB so scaling should not be an issue (they have currently Total posts 1578894 | Total topics 352041 | Total members 268363)  🙂

How to go from SMF to PHPBB

The converter plugin found at  SMF 1.1 to phpBB3 Convertor did work well for me and has not shown any problem till now.

So last but not least:


About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.