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Hello

Did a few test migrations of your forum (on two different servers) but in all cases, previously registered users will not be able to log in to the new forum (wpForo) All the time get the message the password is wrong. How can this be corrected? the migration plug-in latest version 2.0.1 (phpBB3 -> wpForo)

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Hi AAVasilev,

Please note: the users need to reset their passwords after migration as the old passwords is not imported. 

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AAVasilev AAVasilev Topic starter 08/10/2018 10:13 am
Posted by: Sofy

the users need to reset their passwords after migration as the old passwords is not imported. 

Okay Sofy, thanks for the answer

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Hi @aavasilev

Please note, that user passwords will be preserved if you migration from WordPress plugins like bbPress, Simple:Press, Asgaros or from any Q&A forum plugins, because user passwords hashing/encrypting algorithm stays the same with WordPress functions. However if you migrate from stand-alone forum softwares like phpBB, SMF or MyBB there is no way to preserve passwords. The password hashing/encrypting algorithms are totally different and they don't match to WordPress. There is no way to decrypt password hashes, this is one way encryption process, thus all users password will be changed. Users should reset their passwords using "Lost your password?" link located under forum login form. You also can add a small note/message to forum users and put the reset password link in that message on top of your forum home page using Admin Note tool in Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Misc admin page.

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