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Importing Ning Forums to BBPress

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    minnellium
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    @minnellium

    I think I know the answer to this one already, but given the enforced migration away from my Ning (300 + members – can’t afford the new charges) I wondered if anyone knew of anything that would help me import the forum posts from a ning – and import them to BB Press? The blog posts I can ‘steal’ by using the blogs RSS – but forums are valuable on my ning and moving to buddypress will be a real blow if I can’t get most of my content over from Ning…..

    Thanks in advance

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    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    Importing into BP wouldn’t be too hard in theory, but unfortunately Ning doesn’t give you an easy way to get your forum content out. If you can figure out a way to get it out in one piece, let me know and I’ll work on an importer – that would have a lot of value to the community.

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    Rich Spott
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    @richs0914

    http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/ning-to-buddypress-user-importer/

    That will help you transfer all of the users over to buddypress, but I don’t have any advice on the content

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    brianglanz
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    @brianglanz

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    Boone Gorges
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    @boonebgorges

    Or you could use the free version I built. Again, just for users and profiles. http://teleogistic.net/code/wordpresswordpress-mu/import-from-ning/

    @boonebgorges – can I use your plug-in to import a csv not from Ning? I have a list of students from a university that I want to upload to by WP 2.9.2 and BP (latest version).

    All the plug-ins I have looked into are for BP on WPMU or WP where you cannot import Xprofile data.

    Do you have a sample Ning export file for me to view (or at least the header/first row) so I can try and adjust my csv to work with your plug-in?

    Thanks,

    Kalman

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    minnellium
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    @minnellium

    Thanks all – I should have said that I have already imported users – and blog posts are reasonably easy to syndicate using the blog RSS from Ning, but it’s just the forum content that there doesn’t seem to be an automated solution for – I can see lots of database manipulation and massaging going on for me. Lesson: Don’t set up 3rd party sites like that without thinking through the consequences… I wish I had db access at Ning for a moment or two…!

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    tonyzeoli
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    @tonyzeoli

    Has anyone figured out a Ning Forums to BBPress solution?

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