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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by mistypants, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    I've just got some questions!

    Currently, my site is running vBulletin 4.1.11. I am aware that the vBulletin importer for vB4 is not official but I'm hoping it's alright to ask these questions in here:
    1. Visitor Messages: will they be preserved in updating?
    2. Private Messages: likewise.
    3. Post Formatting: how broken can I expect it to be? As in, if I made this list in vBulletin, would the BBCode translate over to Xenforo?
    4. Avatar Size: Would it be possible to allow avatars of different sizes in the member info blocks, at the side of each post? I realize that Xenforo was going for a uniform approach and this would defeat the purpose, etc., but I'm curious.
    5. Navigation: is it easy to edit the top navigation bars? I played around with a demo for a while and didn't come across anything, but it is possible I just missed it. I am fine with using HTML if I must, but having some sort of Admin CP option would also be nice.
    6. Moderators: We have two sorts of moderators, ones that have power in only certain sections and other, global moderators, who also have power to ban. Is this possible in Xenforo?
    Sorry if these are obvious! I've been sniffing around the site for a while, and did play with the demo. I don't expect anyone to answer all of these, but anything is appreciated! Thank you!
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1) Yes.

    2) Yes.

    3) The markup is mostly the same. Embedded videos are the most common markup problem after an import, but you can deal with that manually. For example:


    4) I remember some one doing this but I can't find the thread. It requires some code modifications. But as you say, XF is going for the "uniform approach". Everything is designed around fixed avatar sizes, so this is likely to require some extra effort to make it work well.

    5) The default tabs are editable in the templates. There isn't a "nav manager" per se, but this addon works well for managing extra tab links:


    6) Yes that is possible with XF's permission system.
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  3. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    You have similar administrative control with XF that you do with VB... and there are mods covering most of the major topical areas.
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  4. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    Thanks both of you! Those are all the questions I can think of for now, if I have more I will ask in here again. :)
  5. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    [sig] [/sig] tags will break to. (If you allow your members to have signatures)
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  6. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    I've come up with another question.

    The first pertains to mod (or, I suppose they're called Resources here) availability:
    For a certain section on my site, users are only granted an addition to their post counts (as in, a +1) if their post is above a certain number of characters (say, 1000). It's only for this one section, while others are toggled on and off depending on the nature of the section. It's done through this modification. Is there an equivalent feature in Xenforo, or at least a resource to do the same?

    ... I had another but I've forgotten.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Nothing similar to that .... I'm sure it would be easy to do.

    A no nonsense migration would be easily accomplishable via SchmitzIT. cheap too.
  8. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    I haven''t seen such a modification here but that should be pretty easy to code. Try to put in a request at the Request forum and hopefully someone will code it for you.
  9. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys! I'm not a licensed member so I can't request any at the moment, but good to know it would be a fairly easy modification to make. I would of course be willing to pay a bit if required. :)

    Edit: Thought of something else here (sorry for all the questions)! vBulletin has groups that can be created by users, with discussions inside of them etc. Is there a similar feature for Xenforo?
  10. JeffTN

    JeffTN Member

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