XF 1.4 Importing XF to XF, everything is fine, but no post content.


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Merging two sites.

Importing XF to XF.

Everything went through fine except the content of the posts. The nodes and titles went through ok, but when you open the post, there's no content anymore.

Any suggestions?


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What are the versions of both the target and destination forum?

Are there any add-ons installed in either one?

Does the content show with all add-ons disabled in a completely default unedited style?

Can you post links to some working and non-working posts?


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I upgraded both to latest XF, ran import again, getting no post content.

I entered the exact paths to data/internal_data for the site getting imported - it said my path to data couldn't be found. Tried again, said same thing. Leaving those fields blank was the only way the importer would run.

The nodes/threads are there, but the threads have no content.

See the category labeled "webmasters" - those posts are the weird ones. The rest of the site and its original content work fine.


not working

working -this wasn't imported, but it works.


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Do you have any add-ons installed on the target forum? It's possible one of these is interfering. Looking at the code, if there are no posts available for the thread, it won't be imported. That would point to something else blocking the actual import of the data.

You may need to revert to a pre-import backup and try again, ensuring no add-ons are enabled on the target site.