I want to import users from a Wordpress installation to another.
Same domain, but complete different websites.
- Website A (old, 700 users): running WP3.0 plain installation + BBPress 1.x
- Website B (new, no users): WP3.3.1 MULTISITE installation + BBPress 2.0 + Buddypress 1.5.4
database will change as well, Website B will use a new database - therefore the table prefixes won't match
what's the best practice to import user base from website A to website B in this scenario? I wish users could retain their login data and passwords. Many of them have created topics and discussions in BB1.0 they need to retain the ownership of their forum topics in BB2.0.
BB2.0 has a built in importer but in a localhost enviroment refuses to import users for some reason (seems to work ok for forums/topics/replies). I'm trying BBConverter plugin but also has problems (hangs halfway, not matter what settings I have in php.ini). For bare users, I've also found a plugin called CIMY User Manager... but exports users in a CSV file, then imports them back. However it doesn't save passwords, so all users need to ask for new ones, I wish to avoid inconvenients like this.