Ok I'm still alive and plugging away when I can. I spent the bulk of the weekend locked up and coding.
This upgrade was going to be split in half, but since much of the work involves the back end, this may end up as one massive overhaul.
So far completed:
- New look and feel of the site (navigation)
- New look and feel of the forums
- Site integration code
- Forum integration code
- Forum fixes and tweaks 65% complete
- Scalability 75% complete (back end work)
- New Forum Code 75% complete
- New Site Code - ON HOLD
My goal is to complete everything on the list and then down the site for a few hours (half day???) to upgrade the site, merge the site data, and adjust the new forums. This will require a significant amount of work due to the scalable architecture. (It's not essential to complete setup now, but will benefit things in the long run!)
If these fixes require more of the site to be worked on, then this upgrade could be weeks away and would include other site changes. I'll save what I can for a second upgrade (much easier with little to no down time!).
Just an FYI!