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Importing bbpress forum

  • mmaumio


    I’d like to import my bbpress forum(with user, topics and replies) from one site to another.
    Is it possible?
    Both domain are in the same server. So, I see the database is same for both domain on the server.
    I’m not very clear about that. And It doesn’t work for me as well.
    Can anyone help me ASAP.
    I’m in A SERIOUS trouble.

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  • As per the link you mention above

    You should be able to import with these settings:

    – Select the source platform that you are importing from: bbPress
    – Database Name eg. old_bbpress_db
    – Database User Name eg. db_user
    – Database User Password eg. ********
    – Table Prefix eg. bb_



    Thanks a lot for help Stephen,
    I’ve few more concerns:
    My main domain is
    and I’ve another domain on the same server
    I’ve the database for
    How do I get access on the’s database.
    when I log into the phpmyadmin I see the database of which has all the table/fields of the bbpress.

    How to get the user and password of the’s databse?
    I want to import the wishlist from to both domains are on the same server.
    I’m sorry If i sound silly.
    Thank you again.
    Hope I was clear enough.
    Looking forward to your reply.
    Take Care.

    Lets step back a step or two for a moment…

    What version of bbPress are you trying to import?

    If you are just trying to copy/move forums/topics/replies from a bbPress 2.2.3 install eg to a bbPress 2.2.3 install on you can ‘export’ these via WordPress’ built-in tools (/wp-admin/export.php) and then import to using the Import (/wp-admin/import.php) tool.

    If you are importing from bbPress ‘Stand Alone’ 1.1 or 1.2 you should look for a file named ‘bb-config.php’ and that will contain the correct info you need to import with the bbPress Forum Import tool.


    // ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for bbPress */
    define( 'BBDB_NAME', 'my_database_name' );

    /** MySQL database username */
    define( 'BBDB_USER', 'my_database_username' );

    /** MySQL database password */
    define( 'BBDB_PASSWORD', '1234567890' );

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define( 'BBDB_HOST', 'localhost' );

    And a little further down in that file is the bbPress table prefix
    $bb_table_prefix = 'bb_';

    They are the values you would use in the bbPress Import Tool setting.



    It was GREAT Stephen,
    I’m using bbpress Version 2.2.2 .
    Is there any difference on the procedure of exporting/importing the entire forum than the 2.2.3 version?

    So, I need the wp-admin for the and
    I’ve the login for now. If I need to manage the’s then let me know.
    I’ve to export bbpress from the and import to the as I’m wanting to import the’s forum to ?
    Is that all I’ve to do?

    Thank You Stephen!

    I wish you all the very best for your future life for extending the helping hand.
    Take Care.



    Hi there, im moving from bbpress1.1 to bbpress 2.3, into a wordpress multisite environment.
    I already import all data, i can see it in mysql.
    Also, i can see the topics in the site admin dashboard (Topics->All Topics).
    The issue is that i cant see the actual topic/post, if i click on view | edit, it always send me to a 404 error page.

    How do I debug this?

    Best regards

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