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Demo/Test xenForo?

#1
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?
 
#5
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.
 
#10
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.

Ollie
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#11
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 like you already.
Nevermind the past.
Welcome to the Future.

 
#13
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 :)