Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by BigSoccer Tech, May 3, 2012.
Has anyone put together a best practices list? Like must have add-ons or tweaks or settings?
Migrating / Converting / Importing from x to XenForo?
The RM shows the top rated and most downloaded addons:
But try not to do what some people do which is download and install every addon they see. Addons are great but they do add extra consideration when you upgrade your forum. Only install the features you need.
I'd think for very large forums elastic search is a must have http://xenforo.com/help/enhanced-search/ ? Additionally Shawn/Digitalpoint tweaked the elastic search analyzer http://xenforo.com/community/resources/change-analyzer-for-enhanced-search.643/
Thanks. The rating counts and download counts were low enough that I wanted to ask. All that being said, I have successfully moved 25mm posts to Xen!
After reading some of the complaints on your site I'd probably suggest nodes as tabs so people can go directly to the category they want to go to.
A bit off topic, but I'm curious how long the import process/migration took you for 25M posts?
It's still going on. The command line importer has a ton of bugs which we rewrote over the past month or so. But then during live imports things go wonky. Luckily we imported in reverse chron order and the unlocked threads as they were safe, so we could reopen and keep importing along the way.
The thing I really need is a way to recreate the usercp forum list. I'm gonna custom code it unless you guys have ideas...
Good idea on doing a reverse order import and reopen. I've been mucking around with doing a direct SQL import for the big tables (threads, posts, users, etc.) and just bypassing the datawriters for those content types... I think them I'm done with it, it should be pretty fast (as fast as the database server could load a backup .sql file for example).
Anyone have thoughts on the USERCP quesiton?
I'm not sure what you mean. Can you be more specific?
There's a plugin here for watched forums. But it doesn't do what the vb usercp does, which is give you a list of jsut the forums you are subscribed to, but they look just lik ethe main forum list. follow?
Separate names with a comma.