Migrate the forum and users to a new site

This guide only works if the old page was minimum Joomla 2.5 or higher ! Joomla 1.5 has a other database structure as Joomla 2.5 or 3.5, therefore you must migrate Joomla 1.5 installations previously before you can use the Joomla user tables.

How to migrate the forum and users to a new site with phpMyAdmin

Important! Create a complete backup before beginning!

Export from the existing (old) page

Export all Joomla user tables from your old page

Export all Kunena tables from your old page

Copy the folders avatars and attachments (path is media/kunena)

Required steps for the new page

Install a new Joomla
Drop the Joomla user tables from the new database

Import the Joomla user tables and all kunena tables in your new page

Mark all tables with old prefix and rename the table prefixes to the same as in your new data base

Go in backend to Extensions -> Manage -> Database and check if it’s ok. Otherwise click on the Fix button.

Install Kunena
Paste the content from the folders avatars and attachments in your new page (path is media/kunena)
Go in backend to Kunena -> Tools and Synchronize Users and Recount Statisics

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