slobadog wrote:I have tried simply backing up from admin the forums table (and importing to the new database), they all appear in admin under "Forums" but they don't appear on the index page. It says ...has no forums.
Copying the forums in that manner creates the forums, but there are no permissions associated with the forums, and their topic/post/lastpost data will be incorrect.
Once you create the permissions, the forums will appear as they should. And once you sync the forums, the topic/post/lastpost data will be be correct as well.