Migrating from BBpress to WP Symposium Pro


This tool will migrate BBpress forums across to WP Symposium Pro forums. Because of the number of BBpress plugins available, the migration will copy across all content provided by the core BBpress plugin only.

As when doing anything significant with your site, we recommend first backing it up. Several plugins are available, please take a moment to check them out.

To migrate a forum from BBpress to WP Symposium Pro, access the Migration Tool in the admin dashboard via WPS Pro->Setup. Then select an existing BBpress forum and click the confirmation checkbox. Finally, click on the “Save Changes” button.


This will start the migration process, which migrates up to 50 topics at a time. If you have more than 50, you will be prompted to continue as follows:


You must click Continue until the migration process has completed.

When it has completed you will see a message like this:



Once migration has completed you must:

  1. De-activate BBpress for WP Symposium Pro forums to operate correctly (in particular when trying to view a single topic). Whilst they can run side-by-side, this issue will remain until you de-activate BBpress.
  2. Edit the new forum in WPS Pro->Manage All Forums and select the page that was created.
  3. If you are using Forum (Roles Security) set the forum permissions you want.


Provided in the Extensions Plugin.