Do you know where bbPress places the database tables. What is the default table prefix?
I am not sure why this is so complex. I have imported through WP/Dashboard/Tools/Import – Forums, Topics and Replies individually through xml files.
I have a static page that calls the forum index using the shortcode : [bbp-forum-index]
This page displays OK. It will show the # of topics but when I click on the forum itself it opens up the forum but shows 0 topics. All the topics, forums and replies are in the WP Dashboard assigned to the proper author.
I tried that but with little success. Everything imported but the forums, topics, and replies were all assigned to the admin user account I used to import the data – even though I imported all of the WP users first from the old site to the new site and selected that each user account be assigned to the imported forum, topic, reply. In addition the forums also were not displaying when I would go to http://www.mysite/forums.