I dont know if it helps but I had the permalinks problem after converted from phpBB.
I solved the problem by correcting the “topic_slug” fields for each topic in topics table.
With 1.0.1, the rewrite rules were added to the .htaccess for me. Check your .htaccess and see if the rules are already there. If not, maybe bbPress could not write to the file.
i’ve been battling with the Pretty Permalinks for a while now too. Same situation as jleuze. No rewrite rules were generated and the rewrite-rules.php take me to the setting page. i found some examples of the rules in the forum, i copied em and the “Numeric” Permalink type works ok, but not the name based type.
Thank you for the info, it was very helpful!
@chrishajer – I checked my .htaccess file, and the permissions were incorrect, II tweaked that, and bbPress added the rewrite rules without issue.
@incirus – Yes, my forum is converted from phpBB as well, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. I checked a new topic, the pretty permalink worked just fine. I checked an old topic in the database, no slug. i added a slug and it worked great.
Unfortunately I have 875 topics that I would have to edit my hand… That’s too bad, one of the draws of migrating to bbPress are the useful permalinks.
Has anyone out there come up with a handy script to solve this problem? I’d imagine the code is already there, since bbPress already converts your topic title into a slug, it would just be a matter of having it process all of the old titles. But I think that’s a bit out of my league!
Hell, I’d settle for a way to use slugs from here in out, but fall back on the default permalinks if there is no slug, but I think that would be more complicated.
well, I used excel. here is the dummy script for excel
replace blank, and all other unwanted characters with the underscore
create your sql and you are good to go
I couldnt find the perfect converter but I am so happy that I convert to bbPress.
simplicity is the poetry
I forgot to say you can also create your sql query with the excel too
Thanks for the tip incirus, I’ll check that out.
Yeah there is something about the minimalism of bbPress that I find very liberating!