Migrating from WordPress/BBPress



  • Hello,

    I use BBPress and BuddyPress on my WordPress site but BBPress is pretty awful in large part because of its abandoned plugins.

    I'm looking for a replacement and am considering Vanilla/Discourse/VB. Esentially after my nightmare with BBPress I just want something that works and that I don't need to devote many hours to fixing. I came across Node on the Discourse forums this evening and have been looking at it for the past couple of hours.

    Firstly, I love how NodeBB looks so it's a tick for aesthetics, and for functionality too.

    I have a few questions on Node. There is not much information on it on https://nodebb.org and no mention of BBPress at all. Can you easily migrate from BBPress to NodeBB? Do they have a tool/plugin for this?

    Node has a lot of plugins. Are they carefully managed and approved before being issued? Plugins are one of the main reasons why BBPress works so badly.

    Does anyone know of any WordPress sites that use NodeBB?

    Many thanks 🙂



  • You can import your data using nodebb-plugin-import.

    https://github.com/akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import/issues/56

    akhoury created this issue in akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import

    closed [exporter] WordPress #56


  • Admin

    The BBPress plugin works quite well. It's the wordpress exporter, but you need to pass in the bbpress: true flag to import the right topics/posts. The wordpress exporter repo contains the instructions, at any rate.

    As for plugins, we have a versioning system that should be smart enough to install the correct version of a plugin (as long as the plugin maintainer has explicitly said so). It is up to the board admin to determine which plugins are compatible with their install, though we try our best to make sure there are few bumps 🙂



  • How about discourse to NodeBB I have the similar case here https://community.nodebb.org/topic/6559/migrating-from-discourse-to-nodebb/1



  • @julian documentation is not even clear on how to use the plugin is there any tutorial on how to import the wordpress post to nodebb



  • @rnovino said:

    @julian documentation is not even clear on how to use the plugin is there any tutorial on how to import the wordpress post to nodebb

    The question would be what your actual question is. I do not want to offend you, but the doc is quite clear for me.




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