Short version: does anyone have any thoughts on either a replacement for bbPress that will allow me to keep data intact, or any thoughts on how safe it’s likely to be long-term to keep using a plugin that has Matt Mullenweg personally as one of the two lead devs?
I spent yesterday doing some overdue maintenance and upgrades on several sites, including switching the php version to 7.2, doing a very overdue switch to SSL on older ones, that kind of thing. On all of my ClassicPress sites, everything worked beautifully. On the sole WP blog, however, I’ve had a few errors creep in. I’d really rather just switch it to CP!
The only reason I haven’t is nervousness about bbPress. My users are going to be unhappy if I lose the current forum contents. Most of them refuse to use social media and they’re going to refuse to use any forum requiring registering/logging in elsewhere, which is why I set it up with bbPress to begin with.
If anyone has any thoughts on this, I’d be very grateful!