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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by John Scott, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    I tried the Xenforo Demo, but am still a bit in the dark on a few issues.

    First, the Login with Google, FaceBook and Twitter. Is this a add-on or is it included in the package?

    Second, the xenforo.com home page. Does the software come with the ability to create web pages like that as opposed to forum pages?

    Third, the Xenoforo Resource Manager. The description says

    The article-like content statement stands out. Let's say we have a forum for auto enthusiasts. One approach would put the forum in /community/ folder and then have a WordPress or Drupal blog in a separate location (/blog/) for car reviews.

    The problem with that is that we need users to rate the cars from 1 to 5 stars. So I am wondering if there are instances of (examples of) the Resource Manager being used for reviews of products, not downloads or software? Basically, is there a list of examples of the Resource Manager in use?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's standard functionality.

    That page is external to the software.
    You can create page nodes, which would appear like this: https://xenforo.com/community/pages/example-page/

    A home page though would require custom development or an add-on.

    I'm not aware of one.
    This is ours though: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/
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  3. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

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    Mouth Well-Known Member

  5. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    Thanks for the responses, just what I was looking for!
  6. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    One more question. Is it possible to change the quick reply format from the current style, where in order to quote text I need to click on Insert, then Quote, to a simpler format? I attached an image of the kind of Quick Reply I am hopping for.

    Quote2.jpg Quote2.jpg
  7. BobbyWibowo

    BobbyWibowo Well-Known Member

    If you press "Reply" on a post, you'll immediately be brought to the quick reply with the quote in your message content.
  8. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Or even highlight some or all text in a post, and then click reply on the little pop-up menu.
  9. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    Hi guys,

    I should say first that I am really impressed with Xenforo so far. It seems to be best supported forum software on the market.

    The hang-up I have right now is that the "Post Reply" is less than obvious for users who are not logged in. When I visit Xenforo and am not logged in, I see this tiny text in the lower right:


    From a usability point of view, it is less than obvious, less welcoming of new replies. Now, if the users are familiar with Xenforo that isn't an issue. It isn't an issue for, say, DP, because something like 100% of the users are internet savvy. But the forum I have in mind targets a market that is less than versed in forum usage.

    When I visit a vBulletin 3 forum and am not logged in, I see this:

    vBulletin Post Reply.png

    This seems a bit more intuitive, and welcoming of replies. Is it possible to replace the text with a more obvious and inviting "Post Reply" button?
  10. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Yup. Totally possible :). Like in vBulletin, anything can be customized to your hearts content :)
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  11. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    I did this on my site.

    The result show a "callToAction" button to guests, with the phrase "reply_to_thread" if is clicked it will show the login in / sign up form.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 10, 2016
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  12. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    Thanks for the info. Now to find somebody to do the customization. Any recommendations are welcome.
  13. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Once you purchase XenForo, I think you'll find that you can do it yourself without having to pay anyone to do the customization :)
  14. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    I probably could, but get nervous editing themes. Don't want to mess it up.
  15. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Like in vBulletin, your friendly neighborhood "revert" button exists :)
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  16. John Scott

    John Scott New Member

    Thanks, did not know that.

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