Migrating from another platform
Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can provide! I am trying to migrate forum data from another platform (I believe it’s a homegrown ASP.net-based forum). I have all the data in spreadsheets/csv files and am trying to put together the SQL statements I need to move it into bbPress.
I put together a small test import (a single post to a single forum) for ‘wp_posts’ that looks like it mostly worked: the imported data is visible under Topics in the WordPress admin but it doesn’t show up when you browse to the Forum it’s assigned to on the front-end.
I noticed that when I create a topic in the traditional way (through the front-end) that it creates several entries in ‘wp_postmeta’ also (like _bbp_topic_id, _bbp_forum_id, _bbp_author_ip, _bbp_last_active_time, etc).
Does anyone know if it’s the absence of post meta for my imported data that’s causing it not to display on the front-end? If so, how much of this info is required?
I have 4300+ posts across 1400+ topics that need to be imported. Some of the post_meta data (like forum and topic id) will be easier for me to cross reference but other data (like reply_count, last_active_time, etc) would be a very manual process to try to include in my import.
Any suggestions or advice on the best way to get this data into my database?
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