Import from some of the most popular Forums, both WordPress based and standalone

Product Description

The FREE Simple:Press Importer tool can import Users, Forums, Topics and Posts from some of the more popular forums including the following WordPress based plugins:

and standalone forum applications including:

  • phpBB
  • Simple Machines
  • vBulletin

Custom Importers

The plugin includes a handy framework for developers to create their own importers.  A new importer can be built by an experienced developer in as little as 2-3 days! Learn more in our documentation: Building Custom Importers

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We can import your basic forum data for you for a flat services fee.  We can import up to 3000 posts/topics and 1000 users for a flat fee of $495.00.  If you have more data that will take more time and the fee will increase accordingly.  For more information and to see if you qualify for this flat-free service just use our contact form.

Please Note: This tool is a standard WordPress plugin and should be installed in the regular WP plugins folder.

Change Log

Version 3.2.2

  • Fix: A bad call to the add-user function...

Version 3.2.1

  • Fix: A form had an incorrect name in the WPForo importer. No real-world issues, just a naming convention issue.
  • Fix: The "working" spinner was not being shown because it was referencing the simple:press folders using the 5.0 naming convention instead of the 6.0 names.

Version 3.2.0

  • Enh: Added importer for ASGAROS forums
  • Enh: Added importer for WPForo forums
  • Fix: Better handling for topics and posts with embedded single and double quotes
  • Add: Simple:Press offers and link to contact form on all pages
  • Enh: Additional help text.

Version 3.1.0

  • Clean up for bbPress importer

Version 3.0.0

  • Updated for 6.0 compatibility


Basic Requirements

  • PHP 7.1 or later. 
  • PHP 7.4 recommended
  • Official PHP 8.x support on the way
  • WordPress 5.4 or later.
  • WordPress 6.x recommended
  • WordPress installed on Linux and MYSQL
  • WordPress installed on Linux and MariaDB recommended
  • Simple:Press Forums 6.8.1 or later
  • A standard WP Theme (not a Full-Site-Editing theme)


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