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Demo/Test xenForo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by DavidH, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. DavidH

    DavidH Member

    Hi guys,

    Recently I've purchased vBulletin 4.0 (CMS & Blog) after using vB v3 a few years back. I'm extremely disappointed with the software, it's unnecessarily complicated for my moderators and the permissions system is really long overdue a revamp.

    I've used SMF and had no real issues with it (besides a few members having random BBCode problems) and have started thinking that I should be migrating back to it.

    Now, I saw a board using this software and I really love some of the inbuilt features and it seems like a fresher look at forum software to the end user.

    Is there any way to have a demo? (I understand the piracy risks with that) or just a sample website hosted somewhere so I can look at the admin side? Permissions etc would be great or simply just a few screenshots so I know what I'd be looking at before purchasing.

    Edit - Also, has anyone tested this software with Lighttpd? Would I need to add any regex in my configuration for the nice URLs?
  2. DroidHost

    DroidHost Well-Known Member

    I agree We need a demo
  3. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  5. DavidH

    DavidH Member

    Thanks Brogan, that's helpful - has a lot changed?

    I can see the end user perspective (just by browsing this forum) and it looks great, from those screenshots the admin panel seems quite intuitive too.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Generally the structure and content is the same, there are a few new features though.
    You can read about them in the various release announcements: http://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/
  7. 36degrees

    36degrees Member

    It's also worth taking a look at the threads in the 'Have You Seen' forum if you haven't already - a lot of them contain videos of some of the neater features of xenForo. Style editing and moderation / spam tools particularly!


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  8. DavidH

    DavidH Member

    Thanks, that's pretty nice - so far so good!

    Anyone have an idea about lighttpd though? [​IMG]
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  10. 36degrees

    36degrees Member

    Running fine with me using lighttpd to serve static files, with proxying to Apache handling all the PHP. Haven't personally tried serving everything with lighty.

  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I like you already.
    Nevermind the past.
    Welcome to the Future.

  12. Floris

    Floris Guest

    XenFans offers full access admin demos - feel free to contact us to request yours.
  13. DavidH

    DavidH Member

    I'd just like to thank Floris for setting up an admin test demo, it was really helpful to see how things work for moderators. Loving the easy access moderation tools :)
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Why doesn't someone make a narrated video showing some of the Admin niceness ?

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