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Dennis
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Hi,

I migrated from a phpbb board to wpforo. I used a cross-post plugin for phpbb and I had all my posts connected to my blog articles.

Is there a way to connect the migrated wpforo topics with my wordpress articles? And will they show up on my Wordpress site?

Thanks in advance!
Dennis

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Elvina
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Hi @dennis-spillmann,

If you want to cross-post old posts just use the [Synchronize] button. It'll find all non-cross-posted posts of selected category and cross-post to according forum as topics.

The option is located in the Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Addons > Cross Posting tab Auto Cross Posting sections.

See the screenshot below:

old posts

More info here: https://gvectors.com/product/wpforo-cross-posting/

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Dennis
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Hi @elvina,

my question was the other way around: There already are cross posted articles in the wpforo (from a phpbb import) but they are not connected to the wordpress articles.

For example: I published a blog article and my phpbb cross-poster posted an excerpt to my phpbb. My users commented on this article. After the migration to wpforo, I'm looking for a connection between the old forum posts alnd my wordpress articles. Is there a way to reconnect them, i.e can I target an already existing wpforo topic and connect it to a certain wp blog article?

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Astghik
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@dennis-spillmann

I'm really sorry, but this is not possible. As far as the cross-posted articles were being published before using the wpForo Blog Cross Posting add-on. As far as you've done the migration all those connections have been lost. The add-on cannot detect and reconnect the old cross-posted articles. 

Currently, we have plugin customization and custom addon development services. They can asses the work and create it for you if you can provide the old connection details. Just contact us via sales[at]gvectors.com email address.

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Dennis
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Posted by: @astghik

@dennis-spillmann

I'm really sorry, but this is not possible. As far as the cross-posted articles were being published before using the wpForo Blog Cross Posting add-on. As far as you've done the migration all those connections have been lost. The add-on cannot detect and reconnect the old cross-posted articles. 

Currently, we have plugin customization and custom addon development services. They can asses the work and create it for you if you can provide the old connection details. Just contact us via sales[at]gvectors.com email address.

Thanks for your answer.

Could you explain how the cross post plugin works? What is created in the database? Maybe I can figure out a way to manually connect the wpforo posts with my blog articles.

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Astghik
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@dennis-spillmann

Sorry for the late response.

Below are provided the keys you should use to link the old connections: 

POSTMETA

  • _wpforo_crossposting_forumid
  • _wpforo_crossposting_topicid
  • _wpforo_crossposting_disabled = 0

COMMENTMETA

  • _wpforo_crossposting_post
  • _wpforo_crossposting_source = blog

In the POSTMETA COMMENTMETA tables, you should add the keys above with according values for each blog post/comment.

Please don't change the values provided in the codes (red-colored values). Just add the missing values. The missing values you should get from the forum, for example, Topic ID or Forum ID. 

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