Oh bother! No topics were found here!
I’m having a very frustrating time here.
I’m building a new site, and I need to transfer a BBPress powered forum from the old site.
Both sites are running BBPress 2.5.4.
The new site is running WordPress 4.0, the old site 3.9.2
My first surprise was when I realised that BBPress does not list BBPress in the list of platforms in the Tools -> Forums -> Import Forums dialog.
So I spent a couple of hours reading up and then set out to move the forums across to the new site.
I started out by using WP Migrate Pro to migrate wp_users and wp_usermeta from the old forum.
Then I used the WordPress Exporter to export Forums, Topics and Replies.
Then I used the WordPress Importer to import each of these three files.
As each file imported I manually specified which user should be given authorship of the forum, topic or reply. There are a lot of forums topics and users, this takes more than hour.
This seemed to go well, and at the end of the process I could see all of the forums, topics and replies in the BBPress admin screens of the site.
I went to the forums on the front-end, and I could see all the forums listed, together with the number of topics and replies in each one, and the last poster.
When I clicked through to view a forum, I saw the following message:
“This forum contains 1 topic and 7 replies, and was last updated by xxxx (name removed) 2 months, 2 weeks ago.”
Underneath that, another message:
“Oh bother! No topics were found here!”
So I Googled and Googled. I tried using the Tools -> Forums -> Repair Forums dialog, but this simply deleted all of my replies.
So I ran through the whole process again. Same result. I can see everything in the admin, but only the forums with no topics and no replies in the front end.
I’ve tried downgrading WordPress to 3.9.2, and also switching to the 2014 theme. Still no joy.
I’ve also tried disabling all of my other plugins. No dice.
I’ve also tried this:
I would be really grateful if somebody out there might be able to help me with this.
I thought BBPress is a well supported WordPress based forum. Surely the ability to easily move forums between different WordPress installs is a core requirement?
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