I'm pretty sure they've at least talked about general ideas of how official add-ons might function, so I'm hoping they might be able to find a way to point those of us migrating to the XF platform in the right general direction to provide the best chance of good positioning once those add-ons roll out.
I totally understand that any response they might decide to make is just advice/suggestions, NOT official guidelines. Just some best guess advice from friends that have a perspective we lack.
Do you think there's enough qualifications and general bet hedging/vagueness in the above? If not, please add whatever more is required...
Basically, it never hurts to ask, and you never know what you can find out UNTIL you ask. Right?
Would it be better in general to have site articles (CMS content) residing in an external system (WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Contentteller, Concrete5 etc) where it can be migrated into a future XF platform solution?
Or would keeping all content in XenForo and using something like XenPorta to show threads as "Articles" likely ease the transition down the road?
Might it be better to maintain a legacy gallery structure until an official add-on becomes available?
Or perhaps migrate to an XF based 3rd party gallery system (once they start appearing) in the hopes that it'd be easier having it on the XF platform in some fashion?
Might it be better to maintain a legacy blog structure (vBlog) until and official add-on becomes available?
Or maybe look into migrating existing vBlog member blogs to WordPress multi-site blogs (adds 7 tables to the WP DB per member blog created, though they would be largely empty or very small).
Thanks in advance for any insight you can share, and for considering it if you can't.