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XF 1.4 Move certain nodes from one forum to another?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by drastic, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member


    Is there an easy way to move certain nodes/threads to one XF from another?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For nodes, change the parent node in the ACP.

    For threads use the moderator tools from the front end.
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  3. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

    I meant from one forum, to a completely different forum.

    As if I was splitting one forum into two.

    Only thing I could think of was to run a full import, then just mass delete the threads I didn't need. Was wondering if there was a better way.
  4. GeeBee

    GeeBee Active Member

    Create a new forum node and move the threads you want to be in that forum?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, I think you mean from one installation to another?

    If so, there is no mechanism for that.

    You could do an import but you would have to import a lot of content including users, nodes, threads, etc.
  6. GeeBee

    GeeBee Active Member

    Doh! I got the wrong end of the stick (again) :)
  7. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I would make a copy forum (under the licence as a private test site) - do the deletion of other forums threads users etc...there and then do the import.

    In the copy you may need to create a new forum node if the one with that thread in has the same ID as any forum nodes in the target installation. Not sure what happens if there are , but best to be on the safe side.

    Be well backed up of course.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You wouldn't be able to retain IDs when importing into a populated forum so the node ID is irrelevant.

    Deleting users would be difficult as you would need to keep any users who have posted, liked, been quoted, reported, or performed any other action on the node content.
    You would also end up with invalid attribution links for quotes from any other forums, etc.

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