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Migrating from old forums to bbPress 2.2+

So you’ve been using BuddyPress’ built-in group forums since BuddyPress 1.5, but would like to use the new bbPress plugin to power your forums instead.

Gotcha.  You’ll need to migrate your existing group forum content over to bbPress as well.  Don’t worry!  This is what this article is all about.

Let’s get started!

(1) Backup your database

It’s always wise to backup your database, just in case you need to restore your database backup if migration fails.

(2) Install bbPress 2.3 or higher (if you’re using bbPress 2.2, upgrade to 2.3)

Install bbPress and activate it.

Also make sure you’re using at least BuddyPress 1.6.1.

(3) Remove “Forums” page from BuddyPress

(4) Disable BuddyPress’ Forums Component

(5) Import old forums to bbPress 2

(6) Repair bbPress 2 forum relationships

(7) Configure bbPress settings for BuddyPress

(8) Make “Forums” page a sitewide index (optional)