problems w/ importing phpBB again
I’m taking you up on your invite to talk about phpBB imports.
In advance of upgrading a client’s site from (very VERY outdated WP and phpBB) I created a sandbox with WP 3.5.1 and phpBB 3.
There’s not a whole lot here, as I’m just using it to find the best way to integrate the bulletin board w/ the WP site, so the BB can be access-controlled for paid members.
Imported forum: http://sdocplayground.com/wordpress/index.php/forums/
bbPress v 2.3 beta 2
Theme = twenty twelve
The phpBB install has about 1400 users and at least 50K posts and was created in mid-2004. My client wants to keep *everything*.
Here’s what happens when I run the import:
Default settings are left alone (pause after 100 lines, 1 second between, etc
All users are imported seamlessly.
When the import process gets to “calculating board hierarchy”, it hangs. I let the import run for an hour then check the results in the “forum” admin tab.
It appears that all of the posts have been imported. (The numbers in each of the categories is right.) But when you try to visit any of the forums/categories, they’re empty.
So then I run the “repair” functions one by one. Now it seems that most of the posts are gone and the most recent are from 2004. (Most recent should be from 11/2012). Some posts are visible but there are no responses where they should be.
Am I missing a step, or is some setting not correct, or is the beta version of the plugin just not doing what I need it to do? I would love to have all of my site’s content in one interface but I can’t find where the content goes. What am I missing?
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