To add to this.
Old Kunena forums ver. Kunena 2.0.4 (MYSQL 5.0 – Hosted by GoDaddy)
Below is the error we get when running the import tool that is provided in WordPress/bbPress.
Repair any missing information: Continue
WordPress database error: [Unknown character set: ‘utf8mb4’]
SELECT convert(kunena_topics.id USING “utf8mb4”) AS id,convert(kunena_topics.posts USING “utf8mb4”) AS posts,convert(kunena_topics.category_id USING “utf8mb4”) AS category_id,convert(kunena_topics.first_post_userid USING “utf8mb4”) AS first_post_userid,convert(kunena_messages.ip USING “utf8mb4”) AS ip,convert(kunena_topics.first_post_message USING “utf8mb4”) AS first_post_message,convert(kunena_topics.subject USING “utf8mb4”) AS subject,convert(kunena_topics.first_post_time USING “utf8mb4”) AS first_post_time,convert(kunena_topics.last_post_time USING “utf8mb4”) AS last_post_time,convert(kunena_topics.locked USING “utf8mb4”) AS locked FROM jos_kunena_topics AS kunena_topics LEFT JOIN jos_kunena_messages AS kunena_messages USING (id) LIMIT 0, 100
No topics to convert
No forum parents to convert
We resolved this. The simple solution was to go into GoDaddy (I know.. I know..) and create a new DB that I called ForumDBTest. Then I backed up the old database that had the old Kunena ver 2. Then restore that to the ForumDBTest which was on a higher MYSQL version equal to the one we built on the new site. Then I imported from ForumDBTest to the database we built. Worked like a charm! Everything came over.
Great – glad you are fixed, and thank you also for posting back how you resolved – that will help others coming to this topic in future