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Comparing customizing xenforo vs vbulletin

AndrewSimm

Active member
#1
My vbulletin site is customized probably more than about 99% of vbulletin site out there. I really know my way around vb. That being said I am really wanting to use xenforo for a new site. My reasons are performance and the over all direction of vbulletin. Talk to me about editing templates in xenforo. How is is handled and how does it compare to vbulletin? Also how does the xen portal (cms) compare to the vbulletin cms?
 

tyteen4a03

Well-known member
#2
XenPorta is an add-on. However it contains a layout engine you can reuse on portals and forums.

TMS is here (and supports more than string replace), the editor automatically loads relative templates into one page so you can switch between them and save them all at once.

For in-code template editing, template hooks are all around the place, and you just need to add a function to access and modify the templates included in the hook.
 

AndrewSimm

Active member
#3
I am more interested in being able to select a template and edit. Is there a list like in vbulletin? I don't want or need to use a hook most of the time.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#6
The template system in Xenforo is very similar to vB4. I found the learning curve to be very short, just a few hours.
 

Morgain

Well-known member
#7
It's much nicer with all kinds of small and thoughtful details to make it more comfy.
One big diference is finding a template - identifying which template - so much easier. Things aren't buried in messy nested dropdowns. Everything in the adminc[ is just a cl=ick or two to access.