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Importing users?

  • I have about 10,000 users in a social network I run, in a proprietary format. I can, however, script an export from that system into any other format.

    Is there a way I can import the users into bbpress and preserve as much as possible, like username, email, creation date (very important since some users go back over a decade!) and whatever else I can take along. User avatar?



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  • bbPress 2.1 includes a conversion tool to import forums/topics/replies/users from some of the popular forum packages eg. bbPress or phpBB

    There is an ‘example’ file also included as a ‘reference template’ that if your 10,000 users are in a MySQL database then you could easily modify this to be a custom importer by matching the correct database tables/fields etc

    The file is called ‘example.php’ and is located in /wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-admin/converters

    I will take a look at the example file. Actually, my current site is not SQL based (it is an object-oriented database) so I have to script an export into some importable format, if possible.



    The easiest way would then be to export your data to a CSV file (or other flat file format) and setup a MySQL database to match your current user data fields, import that data and customize the bbPress import template to match.



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