Currently, I use WordPress as a Q&A website where users can register, ask questions and give answers as well. I use the AskIt theme from ElegantThemes which uses the default WordPress Post Types (Posts, Pages, Comments, etc.). There are about 300 registered users, more than 350 questions and 1000 answers/comments right now.
The new theme I want to migrate to (ForumEngine), adds/uses Custom Post Types for the Questions (instead of the current Posts) and Answers (instead of the current comments). Also, the 'blog' section, which co-exists with Custom Post Types, use the default WP Post types (Posts, comments).
I managed to convert the default Post type to Custom Post Type (Questions) with the help of a plugin. My problem is that I don't know how can I convert the comments to the Custom Post Type (Answers) and since the fact that comments are not Post Types apparently this one might be tricky.
When I go to the Edit page of a converted CPT post, I can see the comments at the bottom but they are not showing in the frontend. So, they are still linked to each post but couldn't figure out how to convert them to the CPT.
Can you please help me figure out how can I do this?
I already did a further research and asked theme's creators for help but this is beyond their scope of support.