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Re: How to move a forum?

Those plugins come default for 1.0alpha2 under the plugins tab, you have to turn them on. I suspect it’s POSSIBLE if you downloaded the alpha version, they might work in a non-alpha install, but it’s untested.

But really, if you’re just moving your domain, you can pretty much do what you’d do for WordPress or any other PHP/SQL driven site. You have two basic options.

  1. Download a copy of the main bbpress files from your OLD server to your hard drive and edit wp-config.php to suit the new server.
  2. Go back to your OLD forum and go to options and change the url (both of them) to that of your new site.
  3. Download your database (but keep the old one just in case), upload this new database and the copy of the wordpress core files with the edited bb-config.php to your NEW server.


  1. Install a new forum on the new server.
  2. Export the forum content from the OLD server into a BBXF file
  3. Import the data into the new forum.

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