4 Questions before purchase



I am a longtime user of vBulletin for my websites but I'm now looking at alternatives and Xenforo seems to be the best forum package on the market currently. Before purchasing a license, I have a few questions.

1. I am considering translating the wording for the forum to Swedish. Is the forum capable of ascii characters, like åäö?

2. Is there a function or an addon that lets you have a robot-user that automatically posts links and snippets to news-stories from websites where you have set it to look for certain keyword(s)? Like the scavenger function in vBulletin4?

3. When purchasing a license in Europe it is stated that 20% VAT will be added, but I have a business with a VAT number in Sweden which I would like to use when purchasing the license. Could I remove the VAT by stating my VAT number and is there a field for stating your VAT number when purchasing a license?

4. Is there a mobile app planned for Xenforo, with similar functions as the mobile suite for vBulletin?

Thank you very much for helping me!

Best regards, Jonas


XenForo moderator
Staff member
1. Yes.
2. I am not aware of any add-on which does that.
3. Contact Ashley via the form for any VAT/purchasing queries: Contact Us
4. Mobile responsive design is built in - resize your browser to see the effect.


Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it. I have sent the VAT question to Ashley via the form.
Yes, the function at #2 I was referring to was RSS. By customizing the RSS at vBulletin it was possible to pull in content from websites based on keywords, which the RSS-bot would then automatically post a snippet of (and with a link to the original source) to the forum.