• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

A few questions

Xarcell

Well-known member
#1
I have a few questions about xenforo, before I make a switch.

1.| What is the permission system like? Can I restrict boards and content via age?

2.| What kind of template system does it have?

3.| Would it be possible to make the first post of a topic look different from replies?

4.| Does the editor allow floats or table formatting?(I didn't see any when making this topic)
 

Dean

Well-known member
#2
1. yes you can restrict forums in a variety of ways, if you know the age of a person (that is the hard part) you could have them in a group that cannot see certain forums.

2. It has the XenForo template system. :) I would recommend viewing some of the tutorials in the "have you seen" forum for more information.

3. Making the first post look diffrernt than subsequent posts would require a modification - modifications seem to be being made quite quickly, you may want to look around the forums.

4. I *believe* that would require a custom BBCode, and those are not implemented yet (Beta 1 was only released a few days ago).
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#3
On question number one, I reckon that isn't really what I was looking for. I figured there was group permissions, but it would take too much effort to place every single person into a group manually. I was kind looking for something along the lines of: age required on registeration, and automatic placement into a group, or just normal age restriction.

I'm looking to make a dating/romance site based around a forum. Currently using SMF 2.0 RC3, development is a tad too slow. It's way buggy, and personally I think SMF is falling apart. XenForo would save me from ordering a few modifications for what I need, but I don't want to invest in a software if I know I can't get the modification made to add to it.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#6
On question number one, I reckon that isn't really what I was looking for. I figured there was group permissions, but it would take too much effort to place every single person into a group manually. I was kind looking for something along the lines of: age required on registeration, and automatic placement into a group, or just normal age restriction.

I'm looking to make a dating/romance site based around a forum. Currently using SMF 2.0 RC3, development is a tad too slow. It's way buggy, and personally I think SMF is falling apart. XenForo would save me from ordering a few modifications for what I need, but I don't want to invest in a software if I know I can't get the modification made to add to it.
Yes, you can set the minimum age to join the forum, as per a fellow moderator I just asked. I have not tested that though.

Keep in mind that there is no SMF importer at this time. I have no further details on that.

XF is object oriented programming.


"Also, does XenForo have any SSI?" - no it does not.
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#8
I'm glad to hear it's written with OOP in mind.

I make themes. If I were to create themes based off the default(but heavily modified), would I be able to call it my own and sell it?(maybe around $10).

How long has XenForo been in development?
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#12
What about the pending lawsuit? How will that effect everyone? I'm not a troll, I'm just asking. I'm thinking of using XenForo on one of my sites, so I did some research, looking for reviews, when I found several blogs speaking of it.

I'll probably end up getting it regardless though. I'm tired of SMF.
 

ManagerJosh

Well-known member
#13
Honestly, I think Internet Brands is doing nothing more but a scare tactic to intimidate Mike, Kier and Ashley, as well as make potential customers nervous.
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#14
Honestly, I think Internet Brands is doing nothing more but a scare tactic to intimidate Mike, Kier and Ashley, as well as make potential customers nervous.
That's what I was thinking. Some of the articles actually mentioned that, that it was a scare tactic to stop sales...
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#15
I have another question that's kinda important to me.

SMF has a feature that allows you to apply a different theme per board. Does xenForo have something like this?
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#16
I have another question that's kinda important to me.

SMF has a feature that allows you to apply a different theme per board. Does xenForo have something like this?
I'm quite sure that you can select different themes per forums. A staff member or someone from the community will confirm this but I'm sure you can.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#17
That's correct.

Separate styles per node (forum/page) can be set, which override the style selected by the member.

style2.PNG
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#19
Only the style? You mean CSS? No HTML?
I'm not sure what you mean. Can you clarify?

You have the option of setting completely different styles per node - e.g. Fixed Width Style for the Off Topic forum, Enhancement Disabled for the Pre-Sales and Feedback forum, etc.