Well it's been a few weeks in the making but I have finally completed the new version of #! code. I've been thinking about using this site fore more than just a blog and recently decided to use Drupal as the basis of the new site in order to provide lots of flexibility in the future.
Rather than copy the two posts across from the existing forum I decided to start again with a new forum. This made it possible for me to go live without having to migrate the old content.