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DavidO, thanks for the offer. We may take you up on it.

The website is based on Wordpress. Currently it is stable and has the latest version of the 4X series (4.9.9). Updating to the 5X series would require a huge effort as significant theme conflicts can occur. While the site function and appearance is a bit dated, it works just fine.

Our efforts (actually James' part of the project) is to upgrade the forum which is based on a pretty dated version of phpbb. Along with that challenge, James is setting up a new site on Hostgator (we have both had it with Goddady).

I think James has a good handle on the forum update, but if you have experience with phpbb software, we should talk further.

Jim
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Very little personally, but I have helpers. LMK. Happy to help.
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Update 5/9/19

James and I had a great project review today (via phone).

Our new host has been less that spectacular in helping with the migration in spite of claims to the contrary. That said, the basic groundwork has been established and a test database is on the site.

The new host will offer a much greater value than GoDaddy. While the cost will be about the same, the really important options are a part of the package.

James will be working with them to get the newest PHPbb software loaded so that we can see what issues we will have with our present theme (the look and feel software). We expect that most of the theme will need to be redone. James has experience in that area, so he will work on that part of the migration first.

Updating to the latest PHPbb platform will make a significant difference in the operation and maintenance of the forum. That is a huge benefit for the administrators, but will also improve the member experience a bit.

We hope to be testing the new forum in the next couple of weeks. Once we feel good about the migration, we will make the switchover to the new host/software.

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