I’m trying to migrate an old, large vBulletin community to discourse. Personally, I can’t stand vBulletin…
However, some of our VIPs absolutely love vBulletin because they’ve been using it everyday for 10+ years… Previewing the new
discourse version of the forum, they’ve been a bit startled by how big the transition, and asked for ways to make it look more like vBulletin.
I’ve gone through the “admin” options, and written a lot of CSS for the new site, but in some cases the data is quite different.
Specifically, I would like to make the main page look more like:
And make the threads page look more like:
Joking about how bad vBulletin is or how people should just adapt aside, thoughts about how to do this.
For example, I thought using the
Categories page as the default page would be helpful, but checking the
plugin-outlet locations for the categories page, I don’t see a good place to pull in the last post for each category.
Any tips from people that have done lots of Discourse development?