New forums are now live

I’ve spent most of today moving the forums from the old domain to the new one. Actually moving the files and data wasn’t too difficult, but of course I also wanted some kind of visual continuity between the main site and the forums.

There are some bridges available to connect WordPress and PhpBB together, but they seemed more focused on maintaining a common user database rather than allowing PhpBB to be directly embedded in a WordPress page. Truly embedding PhpBB  appears to be quite complex and beyond my limited web skills, so in the end I settled for keeping them as separate sites and just matching up the styles.

It’s not seamless but I think it’s pretty good, and keeping them separate should also make maintenance easier. You can check out the new forums here:

Let us know what you think, and/or if you have any problems since the move.