I have a website based on a Joomla CMS platform with Community Builder implemented. The site contains a forum based on the Fireboard plugin.
As the current website – i.e. the technical platform as well as the design is outdated, it is time to rebuild of the site, including a conversion to Wordpress with an independent forum (however some integration (user login) is required), as the site is more a blog than a site where a WordPress CMS migration is required.
a) Convert the current forum to a new stand-alone forum based on vBuletin. The reason for the choice of vBulletin is 1) the vBulletin is considered state-of-the-art within Internet forum modules, 2) there is a vBulletin script available for conversion from Fireboard to vBulletin.
b) Convert content in Joomla to pages and posts in WordPress (includes setting up empty WordPress. However this is a technical assignment and the design of the WordPress site is not included.)
c) Instruction for settting up the solution on a new cPanel instance must be provided and will be tested before assignment is finally accepted.
d) All plugins for vbulletin/WordPress, software solutions, scripts etc. must be made available and documented.
The conversion must include a full transfer of the forum, meaning:
- user profiles must be fully transferred to the new forum (and WordPress depending on integration)
- all posts with the assigned author is transferred to the new forum
- all attachments and images must be visible in all posts
- special formats like quotations, bold, colour etc. must be visible
Site is not English and localization therefore is an important requirement
An empty cpanel space will be delivered as development environment. Files for setting up existing site for dev/test purposes/migrating data etc. from Joomla and Fireboard will be provided. vBulletin files will also be provided.