I'm in the process of moving all my sites to a new host and have got one up and running. It's a wordpress installation and I'd like to install my new forums so they integrate with the wp site. So do I just upload the files to the servers /Forums/ folder then during installation choose the existing db? I want to make sure everything's ok prior to trying it that's all as it's a bit scary!
Once they're installed I plan to then import my phpbb3 forums from the old host so is this the correct procedure or is there a better way?
You will probably need to do some test imports before the final import.
Importing doesn't affect the source data, so you can continue running the existing site until you are ready to do your final import.
You can have a permanent test installation anyway under the terms of the license.
This is from the FAQ:
How many installations can I make with a single license?
Each license permits you to install the software once. However, you may create a single additional test installation for testing purposes only. Any test installation of this kind must be password protected, and access to it must be limited to you and your website staff.
WOW I did it! I've imported my phpbb3 forum DB into a new installation of XF on my test account and it all looks well! I have to say it's a potent, powerful piece of software, fookin awesome in fact! I've set the images/avatars and files folders too and am just u/l the contents now. I do however realise it would of been easier to just u/l the folders from the existing forums lol