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has anyone converted BP forums to bbpress?

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    kriskl
    Participant

    @kriskl

    Hi, we would like to migrate forums from BP to bbPress
    now that bbPress 2.2 is out, it is possible with BP 1.6? or do we have to wait for BP 1.7?

    in WP Tools> Forum > Import Forums
    I do not see BP as an option in select platform.
    if it is possible to import BP into BBpress. which option do I choose?

    thanks
    kris

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  • It should be possible with 1.6. You’ll need to remember to turn off the “Forums” component in BuddyPress (wp-admin > Settings > BuddyPress). I am not totally sure of the steps to do the migration; I’ll ask JJJ if this has been documented.

    Profile photo of kriskl
    kriskl
    Participant

    @kriskl

    Thanks Paul for quick reply
    I tried with forums on, will try with forums turned off

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    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    * Backup your database (you may need to restore if migration fails)
    * Disable BuddyPress’s Forums component
    * Tools > Forums > Import
    * Choose bbPress1
    * Run the converter
    * Visit Tools > Forums
    * Run all of the repair tools (most likely one at a time)
    * Visit Settings > Forums
    * Make sure “Enable Group Forums” is checked
    * Make sure the BuddyPress root forum is correct
    * Done

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Cool, thanks JJJ.

    I’ve added an article to the codex:
    `https://codex.buddypress.org/buddypress-site-administration/migrating-from-old-forums-to-bbpress-2/`

    Anyone, feel free to edit!

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    kriskl
    Participant

    @kriskl

    Thank you John!
    because it was on a test server I had wrong name of the database, but your instructions made it clear and it started converting

    thanks
    Kris

    So just to be clear we should be ignoring the warning on that screen that says:

    ‘Using the Forum Root is not recommended. Changing this does not move existing forums.’

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