I have an existing community website with an old version of the phpbb bulletin board software. I am looking to have the following things done:
1- Install the new version of phpbb on my server and make some minor design changes to fit my layout. ** Must know how to customize forum
2- Custom MOD needed: I want to sync up the forum database with my main site database. Right now members are required to signup twice, once for the main site and then again in the forum. I want them to be able to signup once on my main site which will automatically give them the same login for the forum. If they login to the site, they are logged into the forum as well!!
3- Since the databases will be linked up, you will need to make some modifications to the profile as well. My main site already has profiles so I don't need the forum ones. The "www" link should link to their profile on my main site. Only a few forum profile features will be kept like avatar and a few other things.
3- My server is already struggling with CPU usage so I want you to optimize the forum to run on the least amount of resources as possible. If you are able to do this or have experiece, please specify!!!
NOTE: My site is built in Perl/CGI and uses MySQL database. Just thought you should know because the forum is PHP