Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by vVv, Sep 11, 2012.
Whoa.. I think we need to start again. Not sure where you've gotten some of your information from But that's ok, let's answer some of the questions...
"Can't do import of vB 4.2.0 anyway"
Actually, yes, you can. There is a vB 4.x importer here: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbulletin-4-to-xenforo-importer.256/
"No sub-forum support"
XenForo supports sub-forums and they will also be imported using the above importer.
"No payment processor handing methods"
XenForo has a User Upgrades system which allows your users to pay for account upgrades using PayPal. This can either be one off charge or recurring payments.
"50.00 yearly for updates"
It's actually $40. Not $50. Overall, much cheaper than vBulletin.
"June 25th 2013 comes around... And XenForo released security update the 25th .. I'm screwed"
Also it's worth noting that there has only ever been one security specific update and that was released to everyone, free of charge.
Actually, none of the other paid forum software end up being as inexpensive as Xenforo. With vBulletin, you're going to have to pay the full license fee again if you want the 5.x upgrade. That's going to be a lot more than $40. With IPB, it's $25 per six months, and that's if you're only using the forum software, the blogs, gallery, etc, all have their own renewal fees too. If fees are really a dealbreaker for you, I'd recommend looking into the free forum software. There are several out there, phpBB, SMF, myBB, Vanilla, and so on, and some of them are very good.
My suggestion is: get a demo of XF rolling first, so you can know exactly what you're getting into, especially things like the admin panel (which imho is amazing, and not like VB's linear CP at all).
You should have access to the admin panel by logging in as admin/admin
That was me logging in to verify admin panel access. Use admin for your username and admin for your password.
Not sure how you could miss out this notice:
My friend imported from vB4 and nothing is missing, all was imported
But I can't understand why do you want to migrate from phpBB to xF through vBulletin?! xF provides direct migration from phpBB 3.0 to the latest xF release.
BTW, I didn't read all replies.
Great shame that people doing so much gossip about KAM has put off a nice guy from trying XF.
vVv I'm sorry the gossip has put you off. Come back to check on us in another month or two. XF is such immensely superior softwaer that it's worth checking on later.
Its too bad that all it took was for some people to get paid to spread negativity, to affect you. VB and IPB forums have more negativity, but in their case about the core product, which IMHO is a real problem. In any case, based on people's comments on various Admin Forums, seems like people are buying a lot of XF licenses at present.
He said it was the missing importer that makes xf useless to him. He cannot use the software if his data is not ported over.
The importer will be back, dont worry.
Slavik good but to avoid more rumous arising could you suggest something on why you think so - maybe not the whole story but a bit more than one very important line you gave.
Also an estimate on how long it will be?
Because given the bad impression of VB4 this is important for transfers to XF.
Adam has given permission for someone else to carry on supporting it where he left off...
I've sent him a pm asking for a copy of the most recent files, and myself or Jake will make it re-available.
Bless you Slavik I'm getting an increasing respect for you and Jake as a team. Kisses.
Jake says this older importer still works
Let me see if I have this straight Spencer (we've known each other a long time, remember?). Because some of us stood up to someone who lifted something that wasn't theirs to begin with, created something from that, defiantly refused to give simple credit when it was politely asked for and where it was due (in effect, calling the original owner a liar), then rage pulled all his work that punishes folks like you while simultaneously proving nothing other than he is childish, it's somehow the fault of those of us who stood up for what is right? If this is an accurate analysis, I really don't know what to say to you.
John understand totally where you sit. But this has already been stated fully and repeating the issues magnifies the problem sadly.
Jake and Slavik are putting solutions in place for the missing importer.
On the theft they are doing what they legally and morally can in terms of mediation and arbitration.
It's a shame to put off new XF users by adding to the "dispute" threads even if the issue is well justified. We need to check if we're saying anything new on these cases.
My apologies John I'm probably being annoying from your point of view. You're in a difficult position. There's the real hot issue you're defending and the bigger issue of the XF community and it's needs to stay calm RIGHT NOW.
Not at all Shan, you have politely made a very valid point and actually, one I agree with very much so. We do indeed need more peace and harmony here and less negativity. My apologies to all...this will be the last time I speak of this situation here.
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