Upgrade bbPress 1.0.2 to 2.1.2
I have a WordPress 3.4.2 installation that has bbPress 1.0.2 running on it.
I would like to upgrade bbPress to version 2.1.2
As I understand it, bbPress used to be a seperate product back when this was set up?
And now it’s a plugin for WordPress and I can find it under the plugins sections for WordPress.
But how to I go about updating the forum? Should I just leave the files as they are and install the bbPress plugin on top of it?
Ok, just copying those files over and overwriting doesn’t seem to work. There is no change. Can anyone help please?
smiga said: Migration tool just makes copy from bbpress tables to wptables
So I can just import to a new set up and it will not affect my current 1.0.2 forum?
honestscott, yes, old forum is not affected by migration tool.
I´m having the exact same problem as Limbobski is questioning. And nobody here is bothering to answer him either.
This question needs a proper solution. There are many of us who have been with BBPress for YEARS now, and we have WordPress and forums on different databases. We need a step-by-step guide on how to keep the content and merge the two together. To successfully update to the newest version of BBpress.
I am fairly new around here and have hardly touched the old standalone bbPress.
The following page in the docs was last updated 341 days ago, that said I don’t think there should be that many differences in upgrading from 1.0.x to 1.1/1.2 based on these docs.
Has anyone actually tried this? What breaks if you do follow these steps?
Remember: Constantly make backups of your site with FTP and your SQL Database/s with myPhpAdmin.
Just saying it doesn’t work is not enough, give us detailed information: on what breaks, what doesn’t work, detailed specs of your site, extremely detailed error messages, steps for us and others to reproduce the problem and with this type of information we can all help each other.
I ended up just installing the new version… This gave me new tables for a brand new forum.
When the new forum was installed, it included an ‘Import Forum’ tool that I pointed at the old forum tables and everything got moved correctly. So I am running the new forum now
Limbobski, I have tried to import the old forums, but it did not work for me.
Did you have the old forum on a different database?
Were the users able to continue using the new forum?
I was using the same database.
Users were already in WordPress, because it was the same installation, so the users could continue using the new forum without problems.
After a few failed attempts, I was able to successfully do the conversion from bbpress 1.02 standalone version to the latest plugin version (2.2.4). Doing this requires a few steps and I might do a blog post about this later but for now:
1. You need to update the standalone version to 1.2. I tried importing without doing this and some data, like parent forums didn’t get converted so I ended up with a bunch of forums with no parent (and if you have a big forum, you don’t want that).
To update you need to download version 1.2 from http://bbpress.org/download/legacy/ and then download the backpress and pomo files that you see below version 1.2. You then need to create a folder called “backpress” in the “bb-includes” folder and dump in all files that come in the backpress-1.2-bbpress includes folder.
So you’ll have: bbpress>bb-includes>backpress>class.bp-log.php and so on…
Then download the pomo files and create a folder called “pomo” inside the “backpress” folder. Dump in the files you downloaded in there.
So you’ll have: bbpress>bb-includes>backpress>pomo>entry.php and so on…
Now you can update your standalone version to 1.2 as you did in the past. Be careful not to delete your bb-config.php and your old templates (if you had custom templates). Make sure you log in to your admin panel so the database gets updated.
2. Now you are ready to import using the import tool in wordpress. Download and install latest bbpress plugin version, then go to Tools>Forums>Import Forums and follow the instructions to import all your information (don’t forget to put “bb_” as your table prefix).
Hope this helps
@fontadoni – Thanks for the info. I have tried several times and not having any luck.
Here are somethings I have tried and still have not been successful:
1. install bbPress 1.2 as a standalone without WP integration on a local test domain (bbpress.dev)
2. Install WP with bbPress 2.3.2 on a local test domain (wordpress.dev) and then tried to do an import from bbPress1, using separate DB tables.
3. installed WP and bbPress 1.2 in another local test domain (wordpressbbpress.dev), using the same DB, and selected the WP integration when I installed bbPress. Then I installed bbPress 2.3.2 and tried to do the import and no joy.
In all the scenarios above, I get the yellow “Starting Conversion” box but then it shows:
Conversion Complete No replies to convert Converting topic tags (0 - 99) Converting topics (0 - 99) No forum parents to convert
Anyone have any other suggestions? I do have test data entered and forums created for testing but I don’t understand why it doesn’t find them. And yes, I did verify the prefix as bb_
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