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A few questions

#1
I am another unhappy vb customer that is looking to move.

  1. Is this CKEditor? If yes, can we use a different skin for it? Your site looks so sleek, but this editor looks like i's from the 70's. :rolleyes:
  2. I am currently using vBadvance's Dynamics for a downloads section. Is there a Download module for xf? I don't want to use a third part app, it's hard waiting / hoping for updates.
  3. I am also using vBadvance's CMPS for a home page that shows an overview of site activity. Does xf have something like that?
  4. Is it possible to have a right or left column on all pages? If yes:
    1. Is there code / conditionals I can use to show different ads based on the different forum it is being displayed in? My current forum has 4 main sections with subforms for those sections. For each of the main sections I have different advertisers.
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions.
 

James

Well-known member
#2
I am another unhappy vb customer that is looking to move.

  1. Is this CKEditor? If yes, can we use a different skin for it? Your site looks so sleek, but this editor looks like i's from the 70's. :rolleyes:
  2. I am currently using vBadvance's Dynamics for a downloads section. Is there a Download module for xf? I don't want to use a third part app, it's hard waiting / hoping for updates.
  3. I am also using vBadvance's CMPS for a home page that shows an overview of site activity. Does xf have something like that?
  4. Is it possible to have a right or left column on all pages? If yes:
    1. Is there code / conditionals I can use to show different ads based on the different forum it is being displayed in? My current forum has 4 main sections with subforms for those sections. For each of the main sections I have different advertisers.
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions.
1. No, it's Tiny MCE and yes you can customize it.
2. XenForo recently released a Resource Manager which may suit your needs: www.xenforo.com/community/resources
3. There are a few third-party portal add-ons released such as XenPorta and Simple Portal, check the aforementioned Resource Manager.
4. Yes.
4.1. Yes, and an add-on too which works wonders. http://xenforo.com/community/resources/digital-point-ad-positioning.232/
 

mistypants

Well-known member
#3
Is this CKEditor? If yes, can we use a different skin for it? Your site looks so sleek, but this editor looks like i's from the 70's. :rolleyes:
No, it's TinyMCE.
I am currently using vBadvance's Dynamics for a downloads section. Is there a Download module for xf? I don't want to use a third part app, it's hard waiting / hoping for updates.
The Resource Manager is the only "official" download manager. I'm not familiar with Dynamics, though, so I can't say if it has comparable features. Others can probably expand on that.
I am also using vBadvance's CMPS for a home page that shows an overview of site activity. Does xf have something like that?
Yes, XenPorta should suit your needs: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/8wayrun-com-xenporta-portal.90/

edit: ninja'd
 
#5
Yikes, very fast answers.

Thanks!

I've been going back an forth between here and IPB, mostly because they have the full package, but xf just sings to me. I recently bought a high-end road bike (bicycle), and when deciding between the two of them, I really did buy the one that talked to me.

Thanks again.
 

Morgain

Well-known member
#7
Just to add to James' excellent list XenPorta is the more complex version and it has various additions.
The other two are cool clean newcomers, both by very good developers.
 
#8
I signed up for a demo, it's looking pretty nice.

For the resources manager, I will only have free downloads. Is there a way to turn off the Any, Paid, All tabs on the right?
I will usually not have a version for the documents that I make available for download, can that be turned off?
Also for my documents, there is usually a date associated with the (I guess in lieu of a version) and that's how I'd like them sorted, I don't see anywhere to add a date, is that possible?

Thanks
 

Morgain

Well-known member
#9
You can easily comment out the tabs on the right <xen:comment> </xen:comment>
I did that - but there may be a better way.

Versioning - am waiting to hear.
The date is the date first released/ published.
See my RM Articles as one possibility but I know someone else Luxus I think has done another edit for Articles.
 

CFodder

Well-known member
#14
I signed up for a demo, it's looking pretty nice.

For the resources manager, I will only have free downloads. Is there a way to turn off the Any, Paid, All tabs on the right?
Yes there's an option in the admin panel under Resource Manager options to do this - "Show Resource Price Filter Tabs" - untick it.

I will usually not have a version for the documents that I make available for download, can that be turned off?
As far as I'm aware you have to have a version number.

Also for my documents, there is usually a date associated with the (I guess in lieu of a version) and that's how I'd like them sorted, I don't see anywhere to add a date, is that possible?
Morgain answered this :).
 

Morgain

Well-known member
#15
Versioning: It occurs to me it would not be a difficult template edit to make the Version field a default entry of 1.0
Then it would only need attention if someone was adding an upgrade.