GD bbPress Attachments
[resolved] Move from U Buddypress Forum Attachments to GD bbPress Attachments (7 posts)

  1. gemonon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey there,

    has anybody here successfully moved from

    to GD bbPress Attachments?

    I am trying to move from buddypress legacy group forums to the new bbpress buddypress forums and U BuddyPress Forum Attachments are lost that way :/

    So I would need to somehow transform the database entries for attachments from one software to another but don't have a clue right now how to do this...

    Any ideas or experiences?

    Warm regards,


  2. Milan Petrovic
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    U BuddyPress Forum Attachments is not compatible with WordPress bbPress plugin, it was made for standalone bbPress 1.0. Converting attachments from it to my plugin is very complicated, and I don't plan on implementing it.

  3. mrjarbenne
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We were stuck in bbpress 1.o on our BuddyPress install because of the U Forum Attachments plugin, so we had this built so we could move to bbPress 2.x and the GD Forum Attachments plugin.


    Worked like a charm for us.

  4. gemonon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, thanks a lot. Worked for me as well and made me very happy since I was now able to upgrade buddypress without any issues :D

    Just one thing to note, as I found out afterwards, you need to keep U Forum Attachments plugin installed and active for the "Legacy Attachments" to continue working - otherwise you will receive a "file not found" error.

    Might be worth mentioning in the readme :)

    All the best and again, thank you sooo very much!

  5. mrjarbenne
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's odd. That hasn't been our experience. I've deactivated the U forum plugin and the files are still there.

    Is it a specific file type you are having issues with?

  6. gemonon
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey there,

    I investigated my previous steps and redid it all. The results below. For now for the lazy, the process works and works well - I am really grateful for the plugin! Doing everything like in the readme works great!

    However, I did not stop there ;)

    Deactivating the old U BuddyPress Forum Attachment plugin indeed as you suggested works.

    However, deinstalling the old U BuddyPress Forum Attachment plugin leads to file not found errors. Maybe the readme could advise against this as for a non-programmer like me, removing and deactivating a plugin were nearly identical ;)

    Reinstalling the old U BuddyPress Forum Attachment plugin afterwards makes it even worse. After clicking on Download the page reloads without an error but no file is served :/

    Just for completion - deactivating your migration plugin is also not a good idea, since then the attachments vanish again ;) Maybe it could be mentioned in the readme that this needs to be permanently active?

    In any case, wonderful work - really, really appreciated and works really well <3

  7. mrjarbenne
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I hope in testing all this out you haven't lost access to you files. It sounds like your testing took you down a dark road ;)

    I'm going to assume from the last statement that you are up and running. I"ll let the developer know your feedback.


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