You are correct, all the users on the main site are in vbulletin. When we had the bridge written we decided at that point to use vb
as the 'engine' for everything and adapted the other programs including photopost around it.
I have no problem with the prices you quoted. I was just wanting to make sure that you were the one doing the upgrade and not somebody from a foreign country that doesn't speak english, been down that route to many times.
After the 'generic' upgrades are done, is it also possible to import the vb
threads and photo's from the beta site into the new one?
the reason I mentioned the beta site, is I plan on using it exactly as it is on the main website.
I have a generic plan of attack, which I'm not sure is the best way of going about it:
1. upgrade vb
and photopost on the main website.
2. export the 'content files/pics' and db from upgraded vb
and pp on main website to another folder somewhere.
3. move the 'beta' site to the new site, overwritting everything there, other than the folders we saved the files and db from old vb
(this is going to involve changing paths in a number of locations, but I should be able to do that no problem)
this way I get to keep the photo's and posts from beta site intact.
4. import the old vb
and pp database and picture files into the new beta site so it's fully populated and ready to go.
(I'm not sure how to do this part, by import I guess I mean 'append' or 'add' the old db to the new one for posts/users etc.)
I took pretty good care to make sure that there are no usernames on the beta site that exist on the main site, trying to avoid conflicts during the 'merge' of the sites.
Maybe with this more information you can see why I was looking beyond the normal installation/upgrade and looking for the best person available for the job.
Both the sites are on the same dedicated server, and I do own it, so root is avail to work with. The db on the main site is way to big to save/move etc via phpmyadmin so shell has to be used, which I can provide.
I'm guessing this job is not going to fall into the standard upgrade pricing. Frankly I don't even know where the page is that your talking about for prices that I use to pay with.