Now that you’ve installed our Importer Plugin and read our recommendations in our Preparing to Import document, its time to attempt importing data from your old forum. For this example we will use bbPress as the old forum:
Go to FORUM->IMPORTER FOR SP 6.x. If you have an empty Simple:Press installation, you should see a screen that looks as follows:
Select your old forum from the list shown by clicking the circle next to your old forum and then click the SELECT IMPORTER button. You should now be shown a screen that looks similar to the one below. Depending on which importer you choose, the data required will be slightly different. Generally speaking though, we need to know where your old data is located, the database access information and, if its a wordpress plugin such as bbPress, the wp table prefix that is/was used for the plugin.
After filling in the information, click the PERFORM IMPORT button at the bottom of the screen. If all is well, you will see a screen that looks similar to the following:
Once the import is complete, make sure to read the notes on the right hand side of the screen!