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  • sacredandsequential
    Participant

    @sacredandsequential

    I have started http://www.sacredandsequential.org just recently, and I am trying to move over the forums from http://www.captionbox.net. Both domains are running WordPress 3.9.1 and the bbPress 2.5.4. The forums can be found at http://www.captionbox.net/forums/forum/empanelment/

    After going to Tools -> Forums and selecting the Import Forums tab, I am entering what I believe to be all of my correct database information. (The only info I am uncertain of is the Table Prefix, but I have tried wp_bb_, forums_, forum_, and even utf8_ to no avail.)

    Would anyone have advice as to what I’m overlooking or how to remedy this? I would rather not abandon all the discussions we’ve had leading up to this new site!

    Please help!

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ok, funnily enough there is no ‘importer’ for bbpress 2.x – it is in plan, but not yet written

    You can use
    on the old site
    tools>export and select forums topics and replies
    on the new site
    tools>import (and select wordpress if needed)

    But this is not perfect – if you don’t have the users matching between sites, then this will/can/may (not sure which) fail.

    How have you set users up on the new site?


    sacredandsequential
    Participant

    @sacredandsequential

    Ok, I did as you suggested, and the WordPress export/import functions seemed to run pretty well. In the dashboard, it now claims I have all my topics and replies.

    …Yet, when I got to the forum page itself, it says, “Oh bother! No topics were found here!” This, despite the fact that it lists the number of topics and replies at the top. How can I get them recognized/visible?

    See http://www.sacredandsequential.org/?p=705


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    suggest you run the forum repair tools

    Dashboard>tools>forums>repair forums, and run one at a time


    sacredandsequential
    Participant

    @sacredandsequential

    Argh!

    I started doing that, then, after running the “Recalculate the sticky relationship of each topic,” even the count of topics disappeared!


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    suggest you keep going, and see what you get at the end.

    Repair just repair relationships, it doesn’t delete entries

    Hmmm… There ‘might’ be something else at play here, I had a weird issue myself late last week that I am still trying to determine what it actually is with the WordPress WXR Export/Import, I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with the imported ID’s not matching the post_parent ID.

    I’ll dig around more on this later in the week when I finish up the bbPress 2.x importer (it’s 75% complete), so watch out for any patches added to this bbPress ticket #2605


    sacredandsequential
    Participant

    @sacredandsequential

    Any update on this, Stephen? I remain quite stuck and without all my old forums…

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