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After over 13 years with vB, I'm debating on switching.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ski-whiz, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Ski-whiz

    Ski-whiz Active Member

    First off, I'd like to say I'm glad the lawsuit is over, and development has continued!

    I've tried IP, phpBB, and vbulletin.

    I started using vbulletin 2 back in 2000. So I've modified my site through the years, and have been running the same database (mods and all) since 2007. In 2007 I had to start fresh because I deleted the database. :D

    So I've run my current database since 2007. Originally it was vB 3. So I've upgraded the same db up til now. Well, with my recent vbulletin 5 upgrade, I'm READY TO SWITCH! I can't get it to run right, and it's not easy like the good ole vb2 days. :D

    My question is this, with ads and such, is it possible to installed adsense ads throughout the site? Can I put conditions on them. Lets say I have a usergroup that donates money, and in return I remove ads.

    I'm also used to putting ad's in posts for unregistered members viewing. I also put ads after the top post.

    I didn't see much info on how well adsense can be used inside xenforo. Do I need to install addons to do this?

    Great job, and I'm almost sold. It's not easy after installing vB5, because I have to start a fresh site. :(
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

  4. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    You will love Xenforo and its options after vb5 :)
  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

  6. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    It's easier and more flexible than you can imagine! Ads were the easiest part of my move to XF.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    There isn't much to debate.
    Internet Brands is running their software into the ground.
    vB5 is like Windows 8 ... it just doesnt feel or work right.
    sweetpotato likes this.
  8. Ski-whiz

    Ski-whiz Active Member

    As I mess with the demo here, it feels like vbulletin used to be. Not trying to be funny, just saying it's powerful, yet easy.

    Whether I switch my vB5 site or not, I'm going to get a license here and start a new site I've been planning.

    The speed is pretty nice too! Had IB given their members better support to fix THEIR issues, I wouldn't be here. So you are 100%. IB is just missing the mark.

    I think I'm sold. :D
    Flexin, DRE and Russ like this.
  9. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Someone (I don't recall who) wrote a VB4 importer. Before scrapping the whole existing DB, see what the differences are between VB4 and VB5 and whether or not that importer will work.

    Or.... since it looks like you just upgraded, maybe you have a vb4 backup that you could roll back onto. Stay with vb4 until you move to XF.
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    You certainly won't regret moving to xenforo. And whether you migrate your <insert software I won't name> and end up starting a frsh site I reakon it won't be long before you migrate your other site over also.

    Eitherway, welcome to xenforo. :)
  11. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I think you meant Windows Vista :p. At least Windows 8 is functional.
    DarkGizmo and Neal like this.
  12. dbembibre

    dbembibre Active Member

    I migrate my big board after 13 years with vB too, and im very happy of my decision ;)
  13. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    vBulletin 4 importer is included in 1.2
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  15. Mark Wein

    Mark Wein Member

    And it works really well. I didn't have any problems with it when I set up my test server.
  16. Izagar

    Izagar Active Member

    You should come to Xenforo. It's cheaper than VB5, easy to use, etc. etc. Just takes time to get used the how they make themes (which is what I'm learning right now actually xD). And the forum users are nice. :)
  17. Anpanman

    Anpanman Member

    I've been using software going back to Ultimate Bulletin Board (UBB) in the 1990's. Spent most of the last decade with vBulletin and only recently installed Xenforo for a new site I'm working on. Make the switch and don't look back.
  18. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    When is the demo going to be 1.2? I would like try it out before I upgrade.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The demo will be updated after 1.2 is officially released as stable.
  20. Ski-whiz

    Ski-whiz Active Member

    I took the plunge on Monday. I can say everything everyone has said is true!

    I couldn't be happier and after losing 6 years worth of posts from my vB5 upgrade (yes vB5 basically screwed up my database and left me with MANY random weird issues), my members a loving the new software and speed.

    honestly the speed is insane over vB. Unless vB changes vB5 quickly, this place will be swinging with converts. This software is easy to navigate too. Well thought out and user friendly (something vB got away from).

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I plan on a long relationship with Xenforo, especially since it's not running my biggest/best site. :D
    Ryan_, Garamond, wcbryant and 4 others like this.

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