I've done some searching for over an hour but still can't find the answer to this one, so please forgive me if it is somewhere and I just haven't found it.
I have a forum that has been going for over 12 years and its last reincarnation was as a Vbulletin platform. Times have changed and nearly all my regulars have disappeared to the likes of Facebook. After analysing why it's because they use their phones for everything and also because they can take photos directly and upload for instance gratification. So I now need to get with the times.
I looked at the latest VBulletin release and then tried it in the form of a competitor's forum, but my phone just didn't work with it. This got me searching again until I found Xenforo. The reviews are outstanding and I think it is my next step.
Before I take the plunge, I have worked out that I can migrate the 4.1.7 version of Vbulletin across using the transfer software you offer (I hope it can handle the size of our forum). I also set up a demo site to try it all out and got one of my long term members to try it. This is where the first problem hit. He tried to upload a photo from his phone gallery folder and the file was not compressed in any way, so the server rejected it as too large. Now I understand I could change it via the admin area to a larger file size, but this will mean a LOT of large files on the server. Is there any way via a plug-in or similar that can detect oversize photo files and compress them on upload to fit the file size limitation and save my server space? It seems to natively do it from taking a photo directly but not from already stored photos.
This is a major point with the migration to keep all the forum users happy and make it as much like a simple Facebook feed as possible.
Any advice is highly appreciated as I would like to make the swap to Xenforo and currently this is the only stumbling block I can see.
Let me know guys.