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Move group forum topic to different group

  • Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
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    @daneglerum

    Hi guys,

    First of all thanks for creating and supporting this wonderful piece of software.

    I have buddypress 1.6 running on a WP 3.4.2 network install with group forums setup.
    Sometimes topics created in one group forums would be more appropriate in a different group.

    Is there a simple way to move topics between group forums ? Am I missing something really obvious here?

    Cheers,

    Dane.

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  • Avatar of Aron Prins
    Aron Prins
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    @aronprins

    Dane,
    Thanks for your thorough readthrough of the forums and knowing what to put in you posts ;). Welcome to BuddyPress!

    Unfortunatly this is currently not possible. To my knowledge the people of bbPress and BuddyPress ( a select few awesome peeps ) are making bbPress(.org) more compatible with BuddyPress which should enhance it’s features ( if you ask me… ).

    Checkout this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-topic-mover/

    Cheers, Aron

    Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
    Participant

    @daneglerum

    Thanks @aronprins

    I’ve tried that plugin but did not have any luck.

    I’m starting to wonder if group forums were the best architectural decision for my community. I like the ability to segregate conversations by group and to have private groups and forums but perhaps there is too much segregation. The decision for buddypress.org to move away from group based forums factors into my thinking too.

    I’ll do some more reading on how sitewide forums can be used. It seems like this implementation of bbpress is a bit more flexible.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    You could use bbPress plugin’s innate function to move topics to the appropriate forum  if you convert Group Forums to the bbPress plugin forums. If you’d like to give it a try, back up database and server files, then see how to do it http://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/migrating-from-old-forums-to-bbpress-2/

    Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
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    @daneglerum

    @mercime thanks for that. Stupid question but does this migration mean I’ll be moving my group forums to bbpress 2.0 or is it just a way to setup site wide forums?

    ps. the link isn’t working for me.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    does this migration mean I’ll be moving my group forums to bbpress 2.0 or is it just a way to setup site wide forums?

    @daneglerum The link is working for me. Try to access via another browser perhaps? Or clear browser cache…

    The BP Group Forums are being merged into the bbPress plugin (Sitewide Forums) http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3598 So at this point, you would be well-advised to start with Sitewide Forums and follow instructions in link posted earlier.

    Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
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    @daneglerum

    I’ve worked through the guide but am still having some issues. I’m doing some troubleshooting now and hopefully will get things working but I’ll post my issues here in case anyone has any good tips.

    1. Group forums are not appearing in the Dashboard forum screen (wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=forum) I would have expected them to appear here after the import.
    2. Previous group forums do not appear to be linked to the group any longer. The forum tab for the group simply says ‘The group does not have any forums’. Reactivating the old buddypress discussion component resolves this.

    Troubleshooting so far …
    After some digging around I discovered that the buddypress bbconfig.php file has a different table prefix set for the forums. Suspect that the forums didn’t actually import because wp_bb wasn’t used.

    Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
    Participant

    @daneglerum

    Yep. Setting the correct prefix fixed things.

    Can I suggest we update the guide to include a note to ‘check your bp-config.php file to confirm the table prefix’

    Cheers,

    Dane

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    Hi,

    i had the same request. And finally built a plugin based on this one.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-topic-mover/

    works now with 1.6.1 and WP 3.4.2

     

    Avatar of daneglerum
    daneglerum
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    @daneglerum

    Thanks @chouf1

    I’ve finished moving the group forums to bbpress 2.x now so I don’t think it is required but it is great ot have this response here for future googlers.

    Avatar of aminima
    AmiNimA
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    @aminima

    @Chouf1 could you please upload the plugin you’ve built? The world really need it!
    Thanks in advance

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Can I suggest we update the guide to include a note to ‘check your bp-config.php file to confirm the table prefix’

    Good call, daneglerum.  I’ve updated the codex article.  Feel free to update it yourself!  Anyone who has access on buddypress.org should have access to edit any article on codex.buddypress.org.

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    @aminima I doubt you’re “the world” :D

    Anyway here’s the link to upload the plugin.

    Note that you probably will have to adjust a little bit your template, to have a clear access to the topic mover menu. In some situation it overrides a bit the group menu… Don’t  remeber exactly, but some div and CSS adjustment will to the job.

    Plugin Authors: @imath and @chouf1

    Provided as is. No support.

    Pot file and french mo file included

    http://bp-fr.net/wp-content/uploads/bp-topicmover.zip

    Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    Forget to specify that this plugin works only for group forums, not standalone or general forum

    Avatar of aminima
    AmiNimA
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    @aminima

    Thank you very much :)

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