Alright, so ... I am trying to move my website from one host to another. From WordPress to WebHost.Pro. My website has WPforo, which has been great.
Despite WebHost.Pro's best efforts, they could not just move the site so I am having to rebuild it.
Before beginning that arduous journey, I attempted to use a plugin with exports an entire WordPress site, and then imports it to a new WordPress site location.
That plugin failed to actually transfer the site in a useful way, and so I had to wipe everything and just do the hard part of rebuilding.
HOWEVER, the failed program did seem to transfer my plugins. One of which is WPforp. And EVERYTIME I try to activate the WPforo plugin, the entire site, save for the main page goes 404 and the site cannot update.
That was not a problem that was fixed by deactivating or deleting the WPforo. The only way I was able to fix that issue was to wipe the site and start over again ... AGAIN.
So, here is my fear.
Even though I have since deactivated and deleted that transferred WPforo installation if I redownload it, will it pull in whatever data it had been using that made it break the site?
The rebuilding your website was not a good idea. Moving a WordPress website from one hosting to another should not be difficult.
If now all is ok, you should not worry. Just keep backuping your database. wpForo doesn't pull old data, it works with the current data.