1. Paid members - I sell premium memberships on my forum that allows additional posting rights, signature privileges, access to private subforums etc - currently this is manually managed with a PayPal payment and a manual change in user group membership - is there any concept of a "paid member upgrade" out of the box or as a third party add-on that would help me streamline this? Currently members need to wait for the manual steps to be executed once they've paid, I would like this to be automatic.
3. Cloudflare - does the forum play well with Cloudflare?
4. Advertising integration - the forum's income is a mix of Google Adsense and direct banner advertising, but I had to handcraft the integration of these into fluxbb - what advertising management features are there? I would really like to eliminate the need to tweak code for banner ads, and even better if I could put a start/stop date on banners.