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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by gavpeds, May 29, 2012.

  1. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Hi all i am on mybb at the moment and thinking of moving over to xenforo.

    But i do need all these features.
    Mobile support
    Ad management
    Paid subscription to view VIP area
    Seo URLs and sitemap generation.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is a mobile theme called XFS Stop. Official mobile support is expected in a future version. There's also Tapatalk and ForumRunner add-ons.

    Link: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/xfs-mobile-style.290/

    Depends exactly what features you want. There are built in templates that you can just paste ad code into. Alternatively there's an add-on called Rotating Ads which should give you more detailed ad management.

    Link: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/bd-rotating-ads.292/

    Yes, there is a feature built in called User Upgrades. This allows you to charge users for an upgrade to a different usergroup (such as a group that would grant access to a VIP area)

    Link: http://xenforo.com/help/user-upgrades/

    SEO URLs are built in. You just have to enable it and use the provided htacess template. Sitemap generation is available via an add-on from Jaxel XenUtil's and another one which solely does sitemap generation.

    Link: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/sitemap-for-xenforo.67/
    Link: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/8wayrun-com-xenutiles-tools.104/
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  3. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Wow looking good, thank you! One more thing that is stopping me is this legal thing i keep reading about between here and ipb.
  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

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  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    EDIT: Russ sums it up better than me ;)

  6. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Oh thanks sure i read it was ipb lol so is this likely to effect the future of xenforo?

    I have been playing with the demo and must say i am loving it seems really well done, couple of things, is their a way to edit/change/add to the right sidebar like recent threads etc

    Also i know their is no mybb converter yet but what if i convert to phpbb then to xenforo.

    Will all my data be copied over like groups, permissions, and forum permissions, posts, threads, accounts, passwords, moderators, custom groups like my VIP group?

    Oh also how are plugins installed is it a case of uploading files via ftp then activating in acp?

    Can or is their a way to limit guest views to say 10 then they have to register?

    Thanks again for your help. ;)
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It is currently not guaranteed whether it will affect the future of XenForo. However, as it stands right now the product is continuing to be developed. The best way we can support it is to continue to buy licenses and support customers on these forums.

    The sidebar is just a template so yes, you can add/remove anything from it. There is also add-ons such as the Widget Framework which allow you to add the sidebar onto more pages, include new widgets or even write your own.

    I believe a common tactic is for people to convert to PHP BB first and then to XenForo and I believe this is the preferred workaround. And it works. I would, as I always do with any import, create a copy of your current database first and do a test import using that. You will be able to keep your existing site running, while playing with this all on a copy of its database. And all that data you mention should be copied over no problem.
  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  9. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Thanks guys this is very positive, am very tempted now!
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  10. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member


    i was the first person to mention xenforo in your thread on adminzone :D

    glad to see you are considering it:)
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Nevermind the Lawsuit. That's just dirty IB business tactics which is a part of the American Business culture. Plus IB gets sued so often, I think they thought it might be a relief to sue someone else for a change.

    vB sucks (don't ask) and IB is OK (it's getting better, by stealing xenforo ideas).

    Going for anything other than Xenforo is just settling.

    Think worst scenario: you buy today, Xenforo announces it's giving up tomorrow. The community (people already here) are going to provide bug fixes and updates themselves for the foreseeable future. Not to mention Xenforo is super stable software as it is.
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  12. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Yes defo considering it now i have had a good play. just hope i can migrate everything without loosing it and not p off all my members! Moved some forums around the other day and you would have thought the world ended.

    This is true I suppose just didn't want to move whole community then have to make another move. don't think it would go down with the members to well.
  13. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    A spanner in the works! no mybb to phpbb :(
  14. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I've never done it before, but I'm sure I've seen posts here to suggest it's possible...
  15. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    They have a mybb 1.4 to phpbb 3 converter but is buggy and not official, really don't want to loose anything an i m on 1.6 anyway
  16. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  18. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I would highly recommend doing a test import first, obviously don't do this on your live database. Copy that database first to a new one, do the conversion, then do the XenForo conversion and test it all thoroughly.

    I'm sure you won't lose anything.
  19. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Thanks i will take a look i will most definitely be doing some testing first
  20. gavpeds

    gavpeds Active Member

    Just tried this and seemed to work for the most part but messed up permissions and user groups etc. Anyone want to loan ipb for conversion?

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