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I downloaded WpForo and love this forum plugin.. I am using Phpbb because all the other wordpress forum plugins never really could even come close to a a real forum in capabilities..Until Now !

 

Is there a Bridge ?

 

 

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Morning.. Anyone?  How to move Phpbb forum to WPforo ?

 

 

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You can do it for free but I have no clue how clear it'll be performed. here are the steps:

  1. Migrate phpBB to bbPress
  2. Migrate bbPress to wpForo

Or you can use professional forum migration services:

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rakylem 06/11/2018 1:44 pm

Hi, would you know how to migrate wpforo from one domain to another so I don't have to create everything all again?

 

Thanks

Kyle

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That's funny Robert I was juts looking at that .. Phpbb to bbpress THEN bbpress to Wpforo..

 

I can do that on my own so thanks ..   

 

It may be easier though if I just start fresh with WPforo and manually move posts over since there are only 50 posts and mostly just me talking to myself (as I build out the main Directory).. the Post DATES are my only issue.. really wanted to keep those.. 

Working on a City Site 

http://stcloudmetro.com

http://stcloudmetro.com/forum/

 

But going to look so much better just having the form intergrated with my main theme using WPForo

  http://www.stcloudmetro.com/community/

 

Thank You !

 

 

I'll check out the addons and also make a Paypal donation (link please)  ..this is really the first Wordpress Forum Plugin that actually impressed me..yes so much more you can add to it but even as it is many thumbs up !

 

 

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Thank you bidawinner,

It's great to hear that wpForo helps to create WordPress forums and people like it. A good review would be the best donation. I'm sorry but we don't have donation options yet.

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@bidawinner You are better off directly going to wpforo instead of via bbpress.

After converting from bbpress to wpforo, even if you reset bbpress (which is supposed to completely remove all bbpress content) and later deactivate and delete bbpress plugin, it still leaves the content in your wp_posts table. This might make your wordpress installation sluggish especially if you are trying to move a bigger forum like me.

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Thanks Sam.. yeah I went ahead and manually moved everything..That's what I was thinking as well..once to bbpress then I still have a lot of clean up to do..

 

Anyway I think I have it roughly how I want it .. it's  coming along 

Here is what I am working on ..  http://www.stcloudmetro.com/st-cloud-community-forums/waite-park-community-open-discussions/aantons-ribs-excellent/#post-40

 

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Your forum looks very nice.

Are you using an addon to include images in your posts? When I attach an image file, it is showing up as a link.

 

 

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It is showing up as a link here as well

 

 

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Posted by: sam

It is showing up as a link here as well

We use the free core wpForo plugin here. There is no any addon installed in this community. So you see a regular link instead of tumbnails. Please read wpForo file attachment doc:

https://wpforo.com/docs/root/topics-posts/atatch-file-to-post/

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Posted by: bidawinner

Thanks Sam.. yeah I went ahead and manually moved everything..That's what I was thinking as well..once to bbpress then I still have a lot of clean up to do..

 

Anyway I think I have it roughly how I want it .. it's  coming along 

Here is what I am working on ..  http://www.stcloudmetro.com/st-cloud-community-forums/waite-park-community-open-discussions/aantons-ribs-excellent/#post-40

 

Hi Bidawinner,

Apologies to somewhat hijack your thread, however i'm considering moving my phpbb forum over to wpForo but i have a few questions one of which it seems you dealt with directly.

I'm a relative novice when it comes to these things, if i were to install wpForo, how did you move your posts manually?

Apologies once more,

Kindest Regards,

Cotty

 

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The first step is migrating phpBB to bbPress:

https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/phpbb-to-bbpress-converter-and-best-practice/

Second step is using Go2wpForo tool and converting bbPress to wpForo:

https://wpforo.com/community/migrate-to-wpforo-from-other-forum-plugins/migrate-to-wpforo-go2wpforo-tool/

 

Also you can use professional forum migration services:

 

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We just released Go2wpForo Migration Tool 2.0.0 version. It already supports phpBB to wpForo migration: https://wpforo.com/docs/root/migrate-to-wpforo/

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Hi @rakylem,

Please read this support topic:

https://wpforo.com/community/how-to-and-troubleshooting-2/how-to-export-forum-to-another-website/#post-13490

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