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Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2605 new enhancement

bbPress 2.x Forum Import Template

Reported by: netweb's profile netweb Owned by: netweb's profile netweb
Milestone: 2.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: trunk
Component: API - Importers Keywords: needs-patch
Cc: robkk17@…


We have a wide array of importers but moving a bbPress 2.x forum from one WordPress site to another is not as easy as it should be. You can use the WordPress WXR Export/Import which works perfectly for Forums, Topics, Topic Tags and Replies.

The pitfall is users, currently you can only export user ID, user_login, user_email, display_name, user_first_name and user_last_name. With a bbPress 2.x to bbPress 2.x importer we can include all a users usermeta including bbPress roles and passwords.

WordPress Core improvements upstream eg #WP22435 are coming though support of user passwords and more general of what data should be able to be exported and imported has yet to be decided, these can be found in the export and import tickets.

Change History (6)

#1 @netweb
10 years ago

  • Owner set to netweb

#2 @PhillipGibbs
10 years ago


I'm hoping I can get a little help here.

We've redesigned a wordpress website that hosts a bbpress forum. During the offline redesign then forum has been active on what's now become the old site.

I now need to merge these together.

I was expecting that I could export all the forum data from the old site and import it all to the new site. Both sites use bbpress along with S2Member.

I've read through above info along with a previous post on this topic but I'm still a little unclear as to how to go about resolving this.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

#3 @netweb
10 years ago

See r5527 for updated hierarchical/threaded replies import changes using _bbp_old_reply_to_id

#4 @netweb
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.6 to 2.7

Punting 2.6 tickets without a patch to 2.7

#5 @Robkk
9 years ago

  • Cc robkk17@… added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #bbpress by casiepa. View the logs.

8 years ago

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