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  • ronh5
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    @ronh5

    I’ve inherited a WordPress site (v3.2.1) running bbPress v2.0. I’d like to update everything to current releases and then see about adding some features. I’ve run into roadblocks at every turn.

    Because of custom plugins, I can’t upgrade anything, as it all breaks right away, so I thought I’d start with a fresh install of WordPress (v4.9.4) and bbPress (v2.5.14) and try to re-create the site.

    I can’t get the old posts out of the old site and into the new one.

    I tried “bbPress Import & Export”, which doesn’t do anything (blank screen when I try to export), but was able to get an XML file out of the Tools->Export page.

    When I tried to import it on the new site, I was asked to match up all the users (a pain with over 200 to do one-by-one), which seemed successful, but I ended up with a main forums page that looks right as far as Topics and Posts go, but the Freshness column says “No Topics” and clicking into a thread results in a “Oh bother! No topics were found here!” message.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

    http://newvht.ronhiggins.com/forums
    u/p: vhtbb

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  • ronh5
    Participant

    @ronh5

    Now all the counts are at zero after I run the “Recalculate the position of each reply” repair from under Tools->Forums. I suppose not too much is lost, since nothing was working any way….


    krioteh
    Participant

    @krioteh

    Are themes and answers displayed in the console?
    Type of record when importing has not changed?

    Perhaps the topics were imported as posts, then this plugin can help: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbp-move-topics/

    You can also try to put bbPress 2.6RC5, in it there are some additional tools …


    ronh5
    Participant

    @ronh5

    If it helps, the structure of the db on the old site is:
    wp_commentmeta
    wp_comments
    wp_links
    wp_messages
    wp_options
    wp_pm
    wp_postmeta
    wp_posts
    wp_PO_groups
    wp_PO_post_plugins
    wp_PO_url_plugins
    wp_terms
    wp_term_relationships
    wp_term_taxonomy
    wp_usermeta
    wp_users

    The structure of the db on the new site is wildly different for some reason:
    wdsrj_assets
    wdsrj_associations
    wdsrj_banners
    wdsrj_banner_clients
    wdsrj_banner_tracks
    wdsrj_categories
    wdsrj_contact_details
    wdsrj_content
    wdsrj_contentitem_tag_map
    wdsrj_content_frontpage
    wdsrj_content_rating
    wdsrj_content_types
    wdsrj_core_log_searches
    wdsrj_extensions
    wdsrj_fields
    wdsrj_fields_categories
    wdsrj_fields_groups
    wdsrj_fields_values
    wdsrj_finder_filters
    wdsrj_finder_links
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms0
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms1
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms2
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms3
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms4
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms5
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms6
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms7
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms8
    wdsrj_finder_links_terms9
    wdsrj_finder_links_termsa
    wdsrj_finder_links_termsb
    wdsrj_finder_links_termsc
    wdsrj_finder_links_termsd
    wdsrj_finder_links_termse
    wdsrj_finder_links_termsf
    wdsrj_finder_taxonomy
    wdsrj_finder_taxonomy_map
    wdsrj_finder_terms
    wdsrj_finder_terms_common
    wdsrj_finder_tokens
    wdsrj_finder_tokens_aggregate
    wdsrj_finder_types
    wdsrj_languages
    wdsrj_menu
    wdsrj_menu_types
    wdsrj_messages
    wdsrj_messages_cfg
    wdsrj_modules
    wdsrj_modules_menu
    wdsrj_newsfeeds
    wdsrj_overrider
    wdsrj_postinstall_messages
    wdsrj_redirect_links
    wdsrj_schemas
    wdsrj_session
    wdsrj_tags
    wdsrj_template_styles
    wdsrj_ucm_base
    wdsrj_ucm_content
    wdsrj_ucm_history
    wdsrj_updates
    wdsrj_update_sites
    wdsrj_update_sites_extensions
    wdsrj_usergroups
    wdsrj_users
    wdsrj_user_keys
    wdsrj_user_notes
    wdsrj_user_profiles
    wdsrj_user_usergroup_map
    wdsrj_utf8_conversion
    wdsrj_viewlevels
    wp_commentmeta
    wp_comments
    wp_links
    wp_options
    wp_postmeta
    wp_posts
    wp_termmeta
    wp_terms
    wp_term_relationships
    wp_term_taxonomy
    wp_usermeta
    wp_users


    krioteh
    Participant

    @krioteh

    The structure is the same, you have in one database two sites

    Tables with the prefix wp_ – tables WordPress

    wdsrj_ – this seems to be Joomla? – they do not affect WP in any way


    ronh5
    Participant

    @ronh5

    wdsrj_ – this seems to be Joomla? – they do not affect WP in any way

    Thanks for that, I had no idea, I’ve dropped those tables, dunno why they were created to begin with.


    ronh5
    Participant

    @ronh5

    Are themes and answers displayed in the console?
    Type of record when importing has not changed?

    Unfortunately, I don’t understand the questions.

    Just looking for the best way to get the data out of the old site, and onto the new one. If it helps, I have both old and new on the same server, but they use different databases.

    A snapshot of the existing site cane be seen here http://vht.ronhiggins.com/
    Same u/p as listed in the first post.


    krioteh
    Participant

    @krioteh

    Sorry, English is not my native language, I can distort phrases. I’ll try differently:

    After importing a new site in …wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=topic and wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=reply is there anything?
    Perhaps the topic and answer did not receive the correct post_type when importing

    You can try to update the old site.
    You can backup the database (in order to roll back in case of something), then:
    Disable all plugins.
    Update WordPress (if you can not get to the latest version, then you can add intermediate ones – they are available at https://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/)
    After updating WordPress update bbPress.

    P.S.Your links require authentication 🙂

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