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The issue has been resolved. It was not a bug in the “repair tools” but my host restricting access to the database due to having exceeded its maximum allowed limit.
Thanks again Stephen for helping me find the source of my problem.
Ok, thanks. I have created the ticket, let me know if you need any more info.
Hi Stephen, I appreciate your taking the time to look into this. I followed your guidelines but unfortunately the issue was not fixed.
I remember running all repair tools at once right before this happened, don’t know if this could have caused the problem but I am aware that I am supposed to run them individually. I also had been having problems posting anything on my boards (either as admin or moderator). I would get “ERROR: Invalid author name submitted!”.
Edit: Is there any other way I can force the “wp_options table” to update its settings, say through phpMyAdmin?
I’m guessing this has to be a bug in the bbpress “repair forum” tools. My board has been down for a week already, so I’m hoping somebody will pitch in soon (now that it’s two of us, and probably more of us eventually). Let me know if you are able to find a solution.
would you mind explaining what you did in order to resolve this issue. the link you provided is from a very old thread and the fix requires using phpMyAdmin.
Sorry it didn’t work out for you brian. The last thing you can try to do, if you haven’t done it already, is to try to do the import anyway. I say this because I ran into the same problem with another forum I was upgrading, I got the blank screen after uploading exactly the same files that had worked for other two forums I have. The only difference was that this one was hosted somewhere else. So this could might as well be a host related problem, although I can’t say for sure. I didn’t want to waste a lot of time and tried the import and it worked! Go figure. Give it a try and see what happens.In reply to: Import from bbPress 1 FAIL
What standalone version do you have installed? I was able to do the conversion a couple of months ago. You need to update your standalone version manually to 1.2 as explained here: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/upgrade-bbpress-1-0-2-to-2-1-2/page/2/#post-127780
Then do the conversion.
Hope this helps.
are you able to access the admin panel (yoursite.com/forums/bb-login.php)? where you able to get to the point where you upgrade the database?
Make sure you upgrade the standalone version of bbpress as explained here:
You probably didn’t add the files mentioned there to the bbpress folder?In reply to: Simple registration question
I’m using Akismet and Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin and I’m not getting much spam, but I have a small board. Still I get some spam registrations every now and then but no post spam.In reply to: I just don't get it
My breadcrumbs work as they should. You mean your “Home” breadcrumb does not take you to your index but goes to /forums instead?In reply to: Install Plugins button not showing up
Plugins in the old version of bbpress need to be uploaded by ftp, there’s no button or search for that. I advise you install wordpress and use the latest bbpress plugin version instead, even if you don’t want to use wordpress. I just converted from the standalone version a few weeks ago and I’m glad I did.
Why would you want to install a version that’s not supported anymore, when you have the option to start fresh with the latest version? You’ll run into a lot of problems eventually so might as well do it now.In reply to: Need registration URL
Create a new wordpress page called “registration” (or whatever you wish to call it). On that new page add the shortcode [bbp-register] and publish it. Then add the link to the new page you just created on the sidebar widget, for example: your site.com/registration/
Here’s a list of all the shortcodes you can use: https://codex.bbpress.org/shortcodes/
The answer might be a no brainer for others that have been using the plugin version of bbpress for a while, but just like you I just migrated from the standalone version and suddenly I felt completely lost as I was used to editing the php templates for everything. I probably missed this explanation as it’s been a while since I visit bbpress.org.
Here’s the deal. You need to use the shortcodes provided here: https://codex.bbpress.org/shortcodes/
That’s the short answer. What I didn’t know was that you need to add these shortcodes on the page you create in WordPress for your forums. So, say you have your forums at yoursite.com/forums. You need to create a page in wordpress called “forums”, after you have done that, you can add the shortcodes on the page to customize bbpress to your liking (others can correct me if I’m wrong as I just recently figured this out).
So adding [bbp-forum-index], will display your entire forum index. Then you would need to add [bbp-topic-index] to display the most recent 15 topics across all your forums with pagination.
What I still have not been able to figure out is that when you add the login tag [bbp-login] on the homepage (not the sidebar), there’s no option for login out once you’re logged in. If you find the answer for this, let me know. Hope this helps.In reply to: Simple-Press to bbPress, all posts are by admin?
I just converted my forums from the standalone version of bbpress to the plugin version of bbpress. Even thought we’re not talking about the same thing here, I did have to experiment a little bit with the settings during the import to finally get it right around the third time.In reply to: Upgrading from Stand-Alone to Plugin Version
yes cavenewt, check out my post here: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/upgrade-bbpress-1-0-2-to-2-1-2/page/2/#post-127780In reply to: Upgrade bbPress 1.0.2 to 2.1.2
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 https://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 helpsIn reply to: A phpBB to bbPress database converter
The script worked for me last night and this is the second phpbb 2 board I convert. A few tips I can give whoever will try this script:
Follow the steps that come in the given file but make sure to:
1. Install bbPress 0.7 first, then upgrade to 0.8 when you have done the conversion. You can download 0,7 here: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/download-previous-versions-of-bbpress#post-17770
Then you can go ahead and upgrade to the latest version (1.0.2). Make sure you update the settings in your admin panel (board path, name, etc) as you will need to get rid of your old config.php file when you upgrade to 0.8
2. If you’re hosted on 1and1, switch EXPORT_TO_FILE to false and AUTO_IMPORT_EXPORTED_DATA to true. Also add teh following code to your .htaccess file: AddType x-mapp-php5 .php (not sure if this is necessary but it worked for me).
3. I got an error saying that some query was empty, but it seems that the conversion went without any problems.
I just did some testing and I’m pretty sure the “Subscribe to Topic” plugin was causing the error on my board. I read today _CK_ saying that most of her plugins are not yet supported for version 1.x , so I checked…
I was able to find what was going on. The problem went away when I deactivated some of the plugins I had. There must be a compatibility issue with some plugins and the new version 1.0.