bbpress install that uses separate database from WP database: path to 2.0?
I would like to be able to move over to the bbpress 2.0 plugin. Unfortunately, a year ago when I created my forum, I chose to put it on a separate database from my WordPress database since there was no reason to integrate them.
Now it seems as if there is no path to bringing over a bbpress forum (with both users and posts) that is on its own database into a bbpress 2.0 plugin install, is this correct? Is there a method for me to get my separate-database bbpress install useable for import into the 2.0 plugin install or am I out of luck entirely? I have tried the following:
1. Doing a user import using the 2.0 plugin import tool (fails drastically, not surprisingly since it is not intended for that purpose)
2. Doing a forum import using the 2.0 plugin import tool (works great but all posts are anonymous)
3. Trying to do WordPress integration in bbpress to prepare to try #1 again (this just resulted in all posts in bbpress being set to anonymous and the keymaster account being removed despite having mapped the user roles, and no user accounts were added to WP in the process so I don’t quite know what happened there but I had a backup so it was no big deal).
One (very unattractive) option seems like it would be to somehow manually create all of the bbpress users in WP, and then try option 2 again, and then somehow manually assign all of the correct posters to the anonymous posts, but I don’t really have that kind of time to be honest. I guess I’d probably do it if it were the only way, since I don’t want to be permanently stuck with a legacy forum version and there are a couple of aspects of the plugin that prefer to the 1.0 implementation.
Anyway, I hope someone can give me some help, especially since I’m sure this is not an uncommon issue since there wasn’t a strong impetus to choose to use the same database previously.
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