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A few questions

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by dilbert, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. dilbert

    dilbert Member

    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.
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    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/
  3. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    No, it's TinyMCE.
    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.
    Yes, XenPorta should suit your needs: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/8wayrun-com-xenporta-portal.90/

    edit: ninja'd
  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    4. Simple Portal is looking really good but also worth looking at borbole's homepage.
  5. dilbert

    dilbert Member

    Yikes, very fast answers.


    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.
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  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    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. dilbert

    dilbert Member

    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?

  9. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. dilbert

    dilbert Member

    Hmm, how about importers. I am running vb4.2, but the importer only goes up to 3.8.
  11. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    There is an unofficial vB4 importer: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/vb4-importer.1025/

    I used it personally with 4.1.7 so I can't vouch for 4.2, but I believe others have. Completely successful import with no problems.
  12. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

  13. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    All the cool kids are visiting here, yay!
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  14. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    Yes there's an option in the admin panel under Resource Manager options to do this - "Show Resource Price Filter Tabs" - untick it.

    As far as I'm aware you have to have a version number.

    Morgain answered this :).
  15. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    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.

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