Our business is in the process of transforming -- new website (custom WP platform), new name, new domain. In our current form the website is open and only the forum (nearly 5,000 members) requires registration. On our new site free membership registration will be required of all participants in order to access the key elements of our content.
We need a PHPBB programmer to do three things for us:
1. Move the forum and all existing content to the new domain (same dedicated server).
2. Make it so that logging in to the site includes being logged into the forum rather than logging in a second time. (It seems there may be various ways to do this and so we need to discuss the pros and cons of various methods with an expert. At this time our idea is to urge members to use the same user info they have on the forum (ID, email, password) as their login info on the new site. The programming task would then be for PHPBB to recognized that user info as the correct info for PHPBB for those members who are consistant and to view as new members those with new or different info. There may be other or better options we have not considered and are open to suggestions.)
3. Customize the currently generic phpbb theme/skin to the new site theme (logos, color, etc.)
It is possible we will then look at further customization for things such as multimedia support, etc.
The next two weeks (May 2 - 13, 2011) will see the registration of most current members into the new site. We need the forum transition to be completed during this period.
If you are interested and able to meet our timeframe, please provide us with information regarding your expertise and experince as well as an initial bid for the project (we understand that the final decision on how to achieve our second task may affect this).