[FusionBB Versions: All]
Commonly Asked 'Forum Layout/Import' Questions
- Question: I want to keep my current forum set up after I import my site over to FusionBB. Will I be able to migrate over and keep things the way they are right now?
Since you start from a clean database it will set up your site the same as the existing layout (this is controlled from the database).
Once your site is imported, you can then alter your layout if needed.
- Question: What about the layout and design? Will the layout import with the database, meaning I need to plan to do all the design work at one time while the forum's closed?
Your categories (and the forums under those categories) will be imported as you have them set up. You can customize the skins, set sidebars and edit the templates to display/not display various particle boxes as needed prior to the import.
(Also note: You'll need to close your current forums prior to import. Leave them closed until you are ready to let the users into the Fusion forum. Depending on the size of your database, the power of your machine and the settings used to import with it may take several hours to complete an import.)
FusionBB does offer a Professional Upgrade service.
If you are interested in this service, please contact Joshua Pettit (FBB username: JoshPet), Billy Cooter (FusionBilly), or Chris Peterson (Chris Peterson) at the main FusionBB website.