Setup bbPress as a standalone WP install
I’m looking for advice on how to keep bbPress separate from my primary WP installation while still using the newest version of bbPress…..I think I know what to do but want to be sure I do it right before I start.
My plan is to create a fresh, empty installation of WP, add the bbPress Plugin, and then import my old bb_ tables, which I know will then go into the wp_posts table in the new install – I just don’t want them co-mingled with the content on my primary site.
I can then point a subdomain of my primary site (forums.mysite.com) to this install and just link to it from my site.
To head off questions and just get advice, the reason I want them separate is that I tried integrating the forum with the site (unintentionally) last year when I updated the bbPress plugin and found that it was no longer stand-alone. It created a major catastrophe that took me months to recover from and get back to the way it was previously, and both my site and forum were offline for an unacceptable length of time…..I just never want to go through that level of frustration and work again, as much as I love bbPress I’d rather use some other forum software to keep things separated if I have to.
BUT that said I want to keep my forum software up-to-date and I know that means using the current version.
Any advice, thoughts, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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