I run a medium sized forum in phpBB. Currently has about 5500 members, 33k topics and 290K posts. It is has a integrated wiki (mediawiki ~ 400 pages) and has blog front end (Wordpress - 40 pages). I am looking at a possible platform change.
I would like to replicate the functionality with Wordpress and Discourse.
I am interested in your thoughts on the following:
Using wp-discourse plugin to allow wordpress to manage userids and passwords (SSO) for discourse. Any issues, gotchas, for a discourse board of this size?
Implementation. Do you recommend migrating the users/passwords from phpBB to Wordpress and the forum data from phpBB to Discourse? Is there a better way?
I will be setting up a test environment to test, but am interested in lessons learned, best practices or plain, “That is stupid, do it this way…”