However I'm heavily considering using this xenforo license and interacting with that instead and using a proper framework (Zend would be the obvious choice considering that xenforo uses it). The thing I'm trying to work out at the moment is the best way to structure it. Currently we have a subdomain (forums) which just points at a sub directory. And then all the vBulletin code is in there.
I'd want to continue to do this (having a subdomain point at the forums) but structurally to me it doesn't make sense to put the libraries into this subdirectory seeing as I'd want to use those libraries for the rest of my site and it certainly doesn't make sense to have the Zend library twice lol.
Would it work moving everything except the library into a forum sub directory and leaving the library in my root? Or would this completely break the code? I'm not sure this is the right way to go though because then I can see upgrades being a pain in the ass. So yeah I'm open to suggestions at the moment. I want to get the structure right before starting the coding so that I don't need to go changing it down the line again. Apologies if this is seen as the wrong forum. I was debating between this and one of the support ones.