From BuddyPress to BBpress
I manage a community about electric cars and we have a wordpress with buddypress. Our buddypress installation is only used for the forum (+ profiles and IM).
I’d like to move from buddypress to BBpress. Do you know if there is a easy way for me to transfer all messages from the buddypress forums to the BBpress forums ? Do you have some advices to success my transition ?
The only thing I have heard of is forumconverter https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forumconverter/
Not sure it works, though.
I have the same issue. Would love to hear if it worked out for you
Same here. I found Buddypress to be “too much” for my users. Would love to hear some advice.
If you have been using BuddyPress with bbPress 2.0 installed, it should work fine if you merely deactivate BuddyPress. The bbPress functionality should continue to operate.
Please advise if you find that this is not the case.
I’m trying to migrate from Buddypress to sitewide bbpress too. Any ideas how to make this happen?
Basically I have already been using Buddypress with its built in groups+forums, but I find a sitewide bbpress forum is better. I would like to keep all the previous discussions in Buddypress forums. Any help is much appreciated…
We’ve done a little tutorial video to show how you can setup either a BuddyPress Group Forum, a SiteWide bbPress 2.0 Forum, or a custom hybrid forum page using shortcodes. You can have all three at one time. Hope this helps
You can keep the previous forums, but the data from BuddyPress group forums does not migrate automatically into bbPress site wide forums.
Thanks, Spence for the wonderful tutorial. I do know how to set up the sitewide bbPres forum alongside a Buddypress Group Forum. But I think having both can be confusing for the buddypress users of my site.
So I would like to move everything from the Buddypress Group Forum to sitewide bbPress. Is there a manual way to do this?
My pleasure. There is, unfortunately, no easy way to move data from the group forums to the sitewide bbPress forums, other than copy/paste or some involved database manipulation.
My suggestion, based on years of working with customers, is that you simply obfuscate the old forums from plain view in your navigation menus and pages, but then refer to them in a link or button at the top of your new forums pages for anyone who may with to refer back to them. This “human engineering” trick will likely satisfy those who seek to find the old content (like a dusty old book), but will force all new content to be added to the new sitewide forums.
This usually works like a charm, as the old content is always available (directly or in wayback machine or google cache), but people don’t add to it anymore.
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