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Step by step for moving from group forums to the new sitewide forms

  • Avatar of mmcomber
    mmcomber
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    @mmcomber

    Hi all,

    I have upgraded to the latest release of BuddyPress. I currently have forum enabled for groups. But I want to take advantage of the new sitewide forums.

    However, I can’t seem to find a clear, simple step-by-step guide for unistalling group forums and installing sitewide forums. I have a feeling that simply clicking those buttons on the forums setting page is not all that it takes.

    Also, is there a way to save the old forum posts from the group forum install and populate those in the new sitewide forum? Or do I need to start from scratch?

    Many thanks.

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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    == I can’t seem to find a clear, simple step-by-step guide for unistalling group forums and installing sitewide forums. ==
    There is none at this time. Full integration and migration for bbPress 2.0 is scheduled for BP 1.6

    Avatar of mmcomber
    mmcomber
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    @mmcomber

    Thanks for the explanation. But why do we have the option for sitewide forums available in 1.5?

    I posted something that might be helpful over on the bbpress forum. WARNING, it is NOT simple! It is not without possibility of hazard. I would strongly recommend that you do all of your trial and error in a development environment, not on your live site!!!
    Why have both group forums and site wide? I think it makes a lot of sense in some cases. For example, a site wide forum can have a completely hierarchical structure without regard for any group. At the same time, a group can carry on a conversation that would be of no interest to the larger population. So a knitting group could have hundreds of posts about yarn, needles, etc, that are not visible on the site’s forum while the site’s forum could have announcements, talk about the local community, etc that are of general interest but not associated with any particular group.
    BTW, it appears (to me) that the “site wide” option installs the bbPress 2.0 plugin which uses wordpress custom post types, custom taxonomies, etc, while the group forums appear to use a version of bbPress 1.x that uses separate db tables. I could be mistaken in this.
    joe

    You’re correct.

    In BuddyPress 1.6, bbPress 2.1 will be integrated into groups (if you want, of course) and we’ll begin to encourage people to switch over.

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    Any idea on when BP 1.6 will be scheduled for release Paul?

    Avatar of rossagrant
    rossagrant
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    @rossagrant

    It’s alright Paul, just checked and JJJ wants BP 1.6 out at the same time as WP 3.3 which is scheduled for November 29th, so just about 6 weeks away!

    Great stuff!

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    lbrocka
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    @lbrocka

    @djoep – would a link to your post on the bbpress forum be possible, I’m not finding it. The site we’re developing is much like the scenario you describe, we need sitewide forums for general discussions and group specific forums for groups with specialized interests. I’ve got it working 90%, but getting 404 errors on child forums in the sitewide forums and just now discovered that attempting to post a comment/reply in the group forum gives 404. We can’t wait for end of Nov as this site has to be live by 11/15.

    Avatar of mmcomber
    mmcomber
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    @mmcomber

    Thanks all. So what if I don’t care about my existing forum topics and posts and just want to move from Group Forums to the Sitewide forums? Would it be as easy as hitting “Uninstall Group Forums” and then “Install Site Wide Forums?”

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