Apparently we can’t be on a shared server despite the fact that we had a clean WP installation, two text posts, and zero images. The host blamed our plugins (we had 2-3 standard ones running) and then blamed Google and Bing for crawling the site two much.
It just wasn’t working, so we just signed up for a VPS and it’ll hopefully resolve all those previous issues.
Things to do:
1) Install nifty looking theme
2) Migrating usernames (you will likely be prompted to recreate passwords)
3) Implement coupons
4) Post deals
5) Think about migrating forums
Migrating the old forums is going to be a challenge. We are coming from a highly customized vBulletin platform to a lightweight BBPress platform. Something is bound to break along the way. We’re also not sure if BBPress can handle the sheer amount of forum posts we’ve accumulated along the way.