Best Practices for change from vB?
Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:05 PM
My hope and expectation is to:
1) purchase the suite
2) install and activate the license for 'real' suite - this will NOT be in the live domain but will be on the same server
3) install and activate the test suite using the test key in a third domain on the same server
4) configure the IPS suite using it for the entire site
5) have Invision migrate the data from the vB forum - probably about 1 month after purchase
6) I will migrate the other content into the IPS suite
7) move the IPS suite to the live domain
Can someone confirm if this sounds correct and confirm I can get the migration about a month after purchase?
Also most of my traffic is to pages with paid and unpaid listings. I either need to figure out how to keep them dominate within the new site or I would REALLY prefer moving them into the IPS suite. Can anyone recommend how I may best be able to integrate this type of pages?
Thanks much again!
Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:07 PM
Your procedure should be fine, however I do want to note that we do not actually perform the conversion for you. We provide a free set of converters *(which we do provide support for, should something not work correctly) and you will need to perform the conversion yourself. It is very painless - you install the converters into IP.Board just like you would any other application (Blog, Gallery, etc.) and then you run the conversion tools from the ACP afterwards. Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, there are some third parties that will provide this service for you at a small charge. You can find them here:
As for the page you linked as an example, if you are wanting to move completely over to the IPS suite, I would recommend using IP.Content to create a custom database for this sort of thing. You can create a database "products", create categories for country, state, and so on, and then add the products into the appropriate categories like you would any other categorical data listing. You can then fully customize the templates to recreate a similar look, or you can let IP.Content use its default templates to display the data.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:17 PM
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