Support » Plugin: wpForo Forum » Move to New Domain

  • Resolved hanlonwebdevs


    Hello we would like to move our forum to a new website we own, is there a way to move users, posts, topics, etc. to a new domain/wordpress installation? Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author gVectors Team


    Hi @hanlonwebdevs,
    First you should install a fresh wpForo on
    Make sure the 1 (source site) and 2 (target site) websites table prefix is the same (e.g.: wp_ )
    Then backup wpForo tables with DROP TABLE command (all tables with wpforo_ secondary prefix, e.g.: wp_wpforo_… ) from and import to database.

    If the target WP ( ) has more than one user you can’t do this migration. You should ask Migration Services. UserIDs are unique, and you can’t import website users to website users table. If you can’t migrate users then forum can not be migrated too. wpForo is based on WordPress users table. if you move wpForo tables to new WordPress website the user IDs will be changed. The easiest why to migrate wpForo tables with _users and _usermeta table. In this case you just need to migrate tables, and all will work fine, but the WordPress admin login details will be changed to admin login details.

    However this is not a simple task. Forum to Forum database migration services provided by specialized teams like ProfProject or gConverter



    OK I will follow up after further testing, thank you.

    Thank so much!

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