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wpForo 1.x.x How to move wpForo forum from one site to another site without losing data/contents?

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rsaepuloh
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Hi there,

I am WordPress user but would not consider myself as a tech savy.
I have a wpForo forum which is used for our team communication. My company build another wordpress site with different domain and hosting provider and would like to move our current forum to the new site with the new domain and hosting provider.

So my question is how can I export the whole forum from the current site and import it to the new site?

I tried to look for this information in the community forum but I have not found anything related to this situation. I would really appreciate any information and solution.

Regards,

Ian

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Robert
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Hi @rsaepuloh,

This is not an easy task. All topics and posts are connected to users and user IDs, if the target WordPress already has some users then it's impossible to move. You should migrate data with regenerating all related IDs. This is a large work and can be performed by migration services like gConverter or ProfProjects.

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rsaepuloh
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Hi @robert thank you for your reply. I understand the complexity of the task. However, I would like to add more details that this forum is our company forum so all users are the same employees in both old and new sites. I am not so worried about the urls and the ID name but more interested in keeping the post contents that have been produced on the old site so that we do not have to redo all the post as they are archives of our activities, tasks, and discussions.

With that being said, is there any simple way to move the contents or is this something that an expert should handle?

I look forward to hearing back from you.

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Robert
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dimalifragis
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If i was doing that, i would install an exact copy (backup) to the NEW domain and then delete and change/edit whatever is needed.

Not much work to do and it will work as expected.

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