We are moving from VB and it's a toss up between here and IPB, my preference so far is Xenforo.
But I haves some questions
1. SEO - I don't really want to mess around with add-ons and from what I have read Xenforo has good SEO built in out of the box. Is that the case?
2. If an image is added as an attachment can it be displayed in a post in full instead of a thumbnail?
3. Design - Are there any good examples of how creative you can be with the design? I understand that this is quite minimalistic (no buttons etc) but for my community I need really strong and clear CTA's for replies and new posts etc. Also in the list of posts on the forum page is it possible to have the more conventional layout of the persons avatar to show on the right instead of on the left next to the topic name?
4. My users love Groans and Thanks. Is that add on available here or something similar?