Converting topics/replies to posts/comments using xml exporter/importer
I want to convert my bbpress forum to wordpress type posts. There are older posts about plugins for this but seems like they are not working now.
So… I tried exporting the topics and (separately the) replies using the xml exporter. I did a search and replace on the whole file for types [topics] _topics_ and replaced with [post] and _post_
(well I think they were the replacements as afterwards I tried several others for the replies).
Anyway, this worked when importing the topics as posts into wordpress – I was very happy with that. Then I though it would be great if I could also get the topic replies converted to post comments. I tried several replacement tags (changing reply to comment, comments …) but the only one to get imported was changing [reply] to [post].
It imported but did not add as a thread of comments but each one as a new post “RE: Topic title”.
Is there any way I can use the export/import function to get my topics and replies over to a blog style post with comments?
Or a way of editing the xml file to import correctly and add the replies as comments to the original post?
I was almost there but fell at the last fence.
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