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Help – Importing NING members to BP?

  • Avatar of ukrawfoodnetwork
    ukrawfoodnetwork
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    @ukrawfoodnetwork

    Hi Folks, I’m new here.
    I have done some searching but not found a clear answer to my question.
    I am transferring 1500 members over from a Ning network to buddypress.
    I have several questions:
    Thank you in advance for any input :)

    Firstly I have exported my old ning network to my mac.
    I have followed this: http://teleogistic.net/code/wordpresswordpress-mu/import-from-ning/
    but it does not make sense.
    I cannot see how to import my ning members and discussions etc. The article above states: Go To – Dashboard>BP>IMport but that tree does not exist.
    I can go to: Settings>BP> but there is nothing about Ning in there?
    I can also go to Tools>Import but again nothing about Ning or members.
    I have enabled the plugin: Import from Ning.
    But I am at a loss??

    I downloaded WP this week so it is the latest version.
    Same with BP.
    my site: http://www.ukrawfoodnetwork.co.uk

    ALSO:
    Is there a way to manage member applications? I have had 7 new members in 2 days and all spammers. So i need to moderate this, is there a way to turn this on?

    Also:
    In BP – I cannot see how to make my blogs show up on the home page in Full Size (only summary)

    Any help greatly appreciated :)
    Thank you and all the best,

    James :)

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  • Avatar of shanebpdev
    shanebp
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    @shanebp

    re spammers: while dev’ing your site, go to Dashboard > Settings > General and unselect ‘Anyone can register’. Eventually you’ll need to turn that on and then will have to google for the various methods of limiting spammers.

    re: I cannot see how to make my blogs show up on the home page in Full Size (only summary)
    You’ll have to track down the template for your home page and probably change the_excerpt() to the_content().

    re: ning
    That plugin is very old. There may be a newer one.
    The only sure-fire way is to write your own import script which will require you to have a solid understanding of the WP / BP table structure and Ning structure and php/mysql. Or hire a developer: http://buddypress.org/support/forum/plugin-forums/bp-jobs-board/

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    @modemlooper
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    Avatar of brianlarson
    Brian Larson
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    @brianlarson

    Looks like the WPMU premium plugin still only imports user data? Is the custom import script mentioned above still the only route for getting discussions/threads from Ning into BuddyPress and/or bbPress? Thanks in advance for any help!

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