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wpForo 1.x.x How to migrate Forum from one website to another?

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abdallahtaleb
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Hello dears,
We are migrating our website to a different hosting, thus migrating everything. How to migrate the WPForo forum to another website? Is there a plugin or a tool for migration? What is the best solution?

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Robert
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Hi @abdallahtaleb,

This is not an easy task. All IDs are changed on the target website and database, they should be reconnected to each other during the migration (UserID <> ForumID <> TopicID <> PostID). So this is a large project. You should contact the migration services and let them do this work for you. There is no way to simply export and import databases.

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abdallahtaleb
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If we move the database to the new site, keeping the userIDs all the same, will this be possible? Why would the ForumID, topicID and postID change if we move the same database? 

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Robert
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@abdallahtaleb,

Yes, the following tables should be moved without any changes:

  • wp_users
  • wp_usermeta
  • All tables with wp_wpforo_ prefix.

Once all are moved, you should go to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > General Tab and click [Update Options] button to update the base URL

Then click the [Delete all caches] button in Dashboard >Forums > Dashboard admin page.

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