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  • remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    Hello,

    I’m trying to import our Mingle forum into BBpress, but have so far had no luck.

    The website is http://www.kylekushman.com

    The forum is located at http://kylekushman.com/community/message-board/

    I have entered “kushman_wrdp1″ as my database name, and for prefix “wp_”

    Everytime I hit start it returns with

    “Repair any missing information: Continue

    Conversion Complete

    No reply_to parents to convert

    No replies to convert

    No tags to convert

    No super stickies to stick

    No stickies to stick

    No topics to convert

    No forum parents to convert

    No forums to convert

    No data to clean

    Starting Conversion”

    Any idea what I am doing wrong?

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  • kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    what are you using for password? check your wp.config, make sure your using the DB_USER name and the DB_PASSWORD password make sure you are using the correct database name, look for DB_NAME, keep it on local host, make sure your prefix is correct, some reason I named my tables rufus so mine looked like rufus_forum_ or something like that, I converted a forum with 1000 members and 30,000 posts, took like 15 minutes, yours should be pretty quick, good luck


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    My db user and db pw were automatically propagated in the fields, so I didn’t touch them. Thanks for your help, worked like a charm.

    Any other steps you recommend I take a look at, to make sure it fully converted.


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    check threads where you posted videos, if you used the embed codes, it will just show up blank, I noticed on some threads the original post was wrong, I’m getting some errors in my log whenever someone makes a post, I’m trying to work through that now

    you can see my forum here

    http://thehomesteadingboards.com/forums/

    you can keep the same tiered set up you you have now, just go under forums for bbpress, create a forum say cannabis cultivation and set it as a category under types in forum attributes, then take your soils, outdoor grows etc and set category as a parent, enter your orders for the forums to have the correct order displayed,

    that’s the biggest things I can think of right now


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    also you want to set up redirects if you have shared links somewhere so people don’t get a page not found when they go to your old links, not sure who you are hosting on, but we used these redirect rules

    source ^/forum/.+/.+/(.+)-thread.+

    your would look like this I think source ^/message-board/.+/.+/(.+)-thread.+
    destination /forums/topic/$1/

    now all the links on reddit, facebook, google etc will now go to the correct new topic instead of a 404 page


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    Would you mind telling me where exactly I would create those redirect rules?
    Inside my cpanel redirect tab? or in WP?

    Thank you for your help.


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    We have our hosting on wp-engine and can set up our redirects right through our admin page with them

    I’m not sure how your hosting would do it, I would contact them and ask, they might be able to point you in the right direction


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    almost forgot we also added this redirect

    that way someone would be redirected to the forums, not a page not found, so based off your old structure your source would probably look like this

    ^/message-board/?$


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    I added the redirects like you said, but I don’t think its working correctly because when I type in http://www.kylekushman.com/message-board it does not redirect me to the new forum page… which is http://www.kylekushman.com/forum

    Would you be so kind as to take a look at the pictures to see if maybe the redirects are configured improperly?

    Example of what my redirect page looks like.


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    try removing the s on forums and see if that works, you use forum as your root


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    I did that, and still nothing forwarded correctly. I’m contacting host, but in the meantime,

    would you mind telling me what the ^/ is necessary before message-board?

    What happens if I were to remove that?

    This is a screenshot of current redirects…


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    the help desk and one of my forum members are the ones who helped me with it, if I tried explaining it, I’m sure I would mess it up, here is the thread where we worked through it, it might give you a better idea what you are looking at

    http://thehomesteadingboards.com/forums/topic/anyone-know-how-to-set-up-url-redirection/


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    Cool, I’m on the phone with Host Gator….

    They were saying on our host the “^/” in the beginning was redundant, so it wasn’t needed.

    Also when you type in http://www.kylekushman.com/message-board

    since it points to http://www.kylekushman.com/community/message-board

    I had to add the “/community” in order to get the redirect to work properly.

    Now working on the second redirect with the host, but they have me on hold so I’ll let you

    know results. Thanks for your help bud ;)!


    remymedranda
    Participant

    @remymedranda

    Also your forum looks amazing bud, is there any way you could tell me how I could get mine looking like yours? :)


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    thank-you, you want to see a awesome forum, look here

    http://www.itinerantangler.com/blog/board/forums/

    zach was kind enough to share his css with me on this thread

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/fly-fishing-site/

    so I copied and pasted it into my themes custom css and tried it, some things worked well, some things didn’t with my theme, so it got me thinking, since I know pretty much nothing about css, I started looking at other bbpress forums and just started inspecting elements to see how they got the affect that I liked, I spent about two weeks doing this, here is the css I ended up with and I use that loop-forums on the other thread, not sure why it’s giving errors for you, I found another example of a loop-forums I found and tested on my staging server and it is pretty close to what you want I think, the link for that is on the other thread

    .single .entry-title { display: none; }
    
    .entry-title { display: none; }
    
    div.bbp-template-notice.info {
    border: #B6A9A6 1px solid;
    background-color: #f0ead6;
    }
    
    #bbpress-forums div.even,
    #bbpress-forums ul.even {
    	background-color: #fbfbfb;
    }
    #bbpress-forums div.odd,
    #bbpress-forums ul.odd {
    	background-color: #fff;
    }
    
    /* =Breadcrumb and Tags
    -------------------------------------------------------------- */
    div.bbp-breadcrumb {
    	float: none;
    	display:block;
    	border: 1px solid #e4e4e4;
    	padding:9px;
    	-moz-border-radius: 3px;
    	-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
    	border-radius: 3px;
    	-moz-background-clip: padding;
    	-webkit-background-clip: padding-box;
    	background-clip: padding-box;
    	background-color: #f5f5f5;
    }
    div.bbp-breadcrumb p{
    	margin:0 !important;
    }
    .bbp-breadcrumb a{
    	position:relative;
    }
    .bbp-breadcrumb a:before{
    	border-bottom: 20px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
        border-left: 18px solid #E1E1E1;
        border-top: 20px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
        content: " ";
        display: block;
        height: 0;
        left: 100%;
        margin-left: -7px;
        margin-top: -19px;
        position: absolute;
        top: 49%;
        width: 0;
        z-index: 1;
    }
    .bbp-breadcrumb a:after{
    	border-bottom: 20px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
        border-left: 18px solid #F5F5F5;
        border-top: 20px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
        content: " ";
        display: block;
        height: 0;
        left: 100%;
        margin-left: -8px;
        margin-top: -19px;
        position: absolute;
        top: 49%;
        width: 0;
        z-index: 1;
    }
    a.bbp-breadcrumb-home,
    a.bbp-breadcrumb-root,
    a.bbp-breadcrumb-forum,
    a.bbp-breadcrumb-search,
    span.bbp-breadcrumb-current  {
        display: inline-block;
        line-height: 20px;
        padding: 0 10px;
    	font-size: 1em;
    	color:#818181;
    }
    div.bbp-breadcrumb,
    div.bbp-topic-tags {
    	font-size: 12px;
    }
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-breadcrumb p,
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-topic-tags p {
    	margin-bottom: 10px
    }
    div.bbp-topic-tags {
    	float: right;
    }
    div.topic-author-displayname,
    div.reply-author-displayname {
    	
    	color: #EB4B00;
    	font-size: 16px;
    }
    	.user-id-1 div.topic-author-displayname,
    	.user-id-1 div.reply-author-displayname{ 
    		font-weight: bold;
    	}
    
    /* =Forms
    -------------------------------------------------------------- */
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form legend {
    	padding: 5px;
    }
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form label {
    	margin: 0;
    	display: inline-block; 
    }
    #bbp-edit-topic-tag.bbp-form fieldset.bbp-form label,
    #bbp-login fieldset label,
    #bbp-register fieldset label,
    #bbp-lost-pass fieldset label {
    	width: 100px;
    }
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form p,
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form textarea,
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form select,
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-form input {
    	margin: 0 0 8px;
    }
    form#bbp-your-profile fieldset.submit {
    	border: none;
    }
    textarea#bbp_reply_content,
    textarea#bbp_topic_content,
    textarea#bbp_forum_content {
    	width: 98%;
    	box-sizing: border-box;
    	-webkit-box-sizing:border-box;
    	-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
    	-ms-box-sizing: border-box;
    }
    textarea#bbp_forum_content {
    	height: 210px;
    }
    #bbpress-forums fieldset.bbp-forum-form-attributes {
    	width: 200px;
    	float: right;
    	clear: none;
    	margin-left: 25px;
    }
    .bbp-topic-form,
    .bbp-reply-form,
    .bbp-topic-tag-form {
    	clear: left;
    }
    body.topic-edit .bbp-topic-form div.avatar img,
    body.reply-edit .bbp-reply-form div.avatar img,
    body.single-forum .bbp-topic-form div.avatar img,
    body.single-reply .bbp-reply-form div.avatar img {
    	margin-right: 0;
    	padding: 10px;
    	border: 1px solid #ddd;
    	line-height: 0;
    	background-color: #efefef;
    }
    body.page .bbp-reply-form code,
    body.page .bbp-topic-form code,
    body.single-topic .bbp-reply-form code,
    body.single-forum .bbp-topic-form code,
    body.topic-edit .bbp-topic-form code,
    body.reply-edit .bbp-reply-form code {
    	font-size: 10px;
    	background-color: #f0fff8;
    	border: 1px solid #CEEFE1;
    	display: block;
    	padding: 8px;
    	margin-top: 5px;
    	width: 369px;
    }
    	.form-allowed-tags code {
    		background: #bcd7f3 !important;
    		font-size: 11px !important;
    		border: none !important;
    		width: auto !important;
    		color:#333 !important; 
    		white-space: normal !important;
    	}
    #merge_tag,
    #delete_tag {
    	display: inline;
    }
    div.bbp-submit-wrapper {
    	margin-top: 15px;
    	float: left;
    	clear: both;
    }
    
    #bbpress-forums div.odd,#bbpress-forums ul.odd {
    background-color: #f3f3f3;
    }
    
    #access {
    background: #D9D9D9;
    padding-left: 0 !important;
    padding-right: 0 !important;
    }
    
    #bbpress-forums li.bbp-header {
    background: #D9D9D9;
    border-top: none !important;
    width: 99%;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #d3d3d3 !important;
    }
    
    #footer-area {
    background: #D9D9D9;
    }
    
    .bbp-footer {
    background: #D9D9D9;
    }
    
    #bbpress-forums li.bbp-header {
            font-size: 1.3em;
    }
    
    .bbp-topic-title {
       font-size: 1.1em;
    }
    
    .widget_display_topics .bbp-author-avatar { display: none ! important; }
    
    .bbp-topic-freshness-author  .bbp-author-avatar { display: none ! important; }
    
    blockquote:before {content: ā€˜\275dā€™; color: #555; font-size: 15px; width: 15px; height: 15px; line-height: 15px; margin-left: -70px; margin-top: 10px; float:left; }
    
    #bbpress-forums div.bbp-reply-header {
    background-color: #afafaf;
    }
    
    .bbp-admin-links a {
    color: #00548c !important;
    }
    
    .bbp-admin-links a:hover {
    color: #d54e21 !important;
    }

    Oh! I missed seeing this thread until now :(

    @remymedranda Glad you have got your forums imported now :)

    @kvr28 Awesome, thanks a bunch for helping out :)


    kvr28
    Participant

    @kvr28

    rem, shoot me a note through my contact form, I need to talk to you about something

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