importing to MTF…

ok, i have good way to test the future « import » scripts we will have. i install a lot of addons to a parenting site i’m building, like Lionel’ tools, Classifieds, Photopost Reviews etc…

so when we are ready with a similar product, let’s say we code a Product Reviews engine, we will have to produce some import script available to all new clients, so they can import their Photopost Reviews content in the forum MTF!…

let’s pretend that the main feature of these imports is to keep the actual structure of their engine, Photopost Reviews have categories, we can set a _import forum (hidden at first, viewable by admin) where all these categories will be recreated as sub-forums and the content posted as new threads…

if we do the same for all our imports, the bridge will be easy to write for all… instead of craping the way ImpEx is built.

the imports will have to be from existing vBulletin products first, and if someone have an external software to plugin, it will become a paid job for sure… we need to make money someway! (100% salary to the coder who write the import for first client, and then we see for distro)

what do you think of this?

4 réponses sur “importing to MTF…”

  1. We would pretty much need an importer for every forum type, which isn’t a huge deal just a lot of work. We also need to compile a list of all the products we want importers for, i can probably see we are going to have importers for GARS, vBCover, ProVb, etc.

  2. all Photopost products,
    all MadeByMary products

    … photoplog

    hum, we can actually just list the vB related product and we have jobs for the next months… lol… not only because we code the importers, but also because we will have to support them. it’s easy with the tools i have already, like photopost and madebymary’s, but the others… i own all from vbCover/Lionel too, GARS — which will be very easy as it is forum-based too…

    ProVB actually have nothing useful we could import, and anyway, Gio will do it himself… he is part of this team after all.. lol (did i mention it yet?!)