So I decided that after 3-4 years my forum needed a spring clean.
I set up a new install on a new directory by renewing my license with xenforo. I then upgraded it from 1.4.0 to the latest 1.5 build. I upgraded all my plugins (having had to pay excess of £200 in total) for this upgrade, themes, etc.
Now I have 2 forums. One with clutter, my forum nodes/threads/users, and one with a clean finish, new themes and plugins, but no users or forum threads/nodes/etc.
How would I go about exporting the old users, nodes, threads, etc to the new forum and then removing the old setup?
I have tried to export users and import it to the new one, but because certain plugins were ditched on the cleanup there are columns which exist in the file which no longer need to be there and thus fail to import to the new forum setup.
All in all, I feel like I've either gone the long way about a simple process, or simply, (excuse my french), ****ed up.
If I remove plugins from the current forum that I don't have on the new one, will that get rid of the columns preventing the import?
How do I judge which tables I need to carry over as Xenforo seems to have a few tables for the same thing?
Any help is appreciated, I am a database dummy and really confused.