I am looking for an experienced PHP programmer with good knowledge of phpnuke and phpbb. I am wanting to upgrade the existing phpbb2.x forums that are integrated with phpnuke on my site.
I am an experienced PHP programmer myself, but I lack the time and someone else with more experience might be able to do it faster.
The phpnuke that runs the site is heavily modified, but shouldn't be much of a factor. I have already got a test install of phpbb going and was able to convert the existing database with over 900,000 posts and 28,000 users successfully. But this test install is standalone.
Really all that *needs* to be intigrated between the phpnuke and phpbb is the users and login system. So a bridge could be done. Ideally I would like phpbb3 integrated as a module like phpbb2 is with nuke, but this might prove to be more trouble that its worth...
I don't want to modify the phpbb3 code too much to get an intigration working, this will make applying mods and updates hard. So if major changes need to be made,a brdige might be a better solution.
This is just for the integration/migration of the forums. I will deal with converting and re-applying all the phpbb mods and custom mods I have on the existing forum, as well as the template.
I can provide help and constant communication with the freelancer. And might have additional related work. Finding a Canadian freelancer is also a bonus, but not required.