I'm currently entertaining the idea of migrating away from vb4 CMS. My biggest challenge appears to be, since I was one of the few that *actually* used the CMS for articles and content somewhat regularly and had it play an important role in my site, I'm kind of at a loss for an upgrade path.
My forum is the dominant arm of my site, but the article portion is very important and going forward I hope to be about 50/50 CMS / Forum ratio. My articles are very photo heavy, having galleries in them, multiple pages (Something that was a great feature in VB4 Suite, if it would have ever worked properly). I want to end up with something that is almost like a web magazine for the CMS. Normal and easy word formatting, formatting/resizing of pictures, insertion of galleries, etc are my main points. I will be willing to sacrifice some on the forum side if I can get this stuff. A lot of the things in vb is bloat no one uses anyways.
In addition to that, my user base ended up making *very* good use of the Groups, something which I have not seen done on very many other sites. I have a total of 24 Groups, which act as a niche within a niche on my site, and they range from 500~ members and 5,000 posts in size on down to just a hand full. So I have that to deal with as well.
There is also users photo galleries, thats got quite a bit of use and I would hate to see just lost. A lot of big trips and things that were documented that way, several hundred photos at a time, etc. Its very sad that the development of vb4 suite didn't go further than it has - it had so much potential, all the ingredients were there.
Based on the little, tiny bit of research I've done so far, I'm considering something like Wordpress for the CMS, with a SSO addon for Xenforo. However, I am very much looking for an open to alternatives that will allow me to salvage and keep as much of this content usable as possible.
Thanks for your advice and direction in advance.