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Ducati Forum moves to XF

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Mackeral_Fillet, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Mackeral_Fillet

    Mackeral_Fillet Active Member


    Thought it would be good to show off the site. I moved from VB4 to XF a couple of weeks ago. Had quite a bit of help and support here getting things fixed, so thank you to the community. Members are mixed on the style changes - it's a light style and lots of people were used to the VB style and way of doing things. Anyway, hopefully they will get used to it quickly :)

    Thanks to @Jake Bunce (loads of redirects help) and @xfrocks (wordpress bridge help).

    Here's the link:


    Interested in feedback/critique etc :)
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  2. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Nice looking forum, professional, minimal and well styled to the Ducati colours.
  3. woei

    woei Well-Known Member

    Indeed, clean style. Why don't you have a link in your articles to the forum for reactions/discussion about the news you post/create?
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Rob (yes, I visited & read all 14 pages of the "Welcome to the new look" thread :p), looks good, a nice clean presentation.

    Did you get your redirects from the old vB URLs to the new XF URLs sorted out?

    Looks like some of the old timers there prefer the look & feel of vB but can't quite say what it is exactly they are missing. They'll get used to it as the realize that lighter interface of XF is a benefit and not a negative.
  5. Mackeral_Fillet

    Mackeral_Fillet Active Member

    It's a good idea. Hopefully @xfrocks can put it in an update?

    Yes all the redirects are now fixed (as far as I know). Hopefully they'll come round to the new interface soon :)
  6. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    I came from VB 3.8 and it does take time for members to catch onto Xenforo, some never will. I am still getting use to it. The site does look good though, I couldn't help reading the "Welcome to the new look thread" also. My members were much more "quite" about the transition. :whistle: :D
  7. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

    Very nice and clean style. :)
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    PAPPACLART Active Member

    Hey nice site. May I ask what Wordress theme you are using? Also is there a reason why you do not use the same menu position in the xenforo portion of the wesbite using a phone vs the wordpress portion? When viewing your site on the WP and Xen areas on my laptop the menus are uniform but with a phone the WP menus is at top but the menu in Xen is at the bottom. Was it not possible to keep the menu at the top with a template edit?

    Sorry I ask as I am doing a Vbulletin CMS migration with Xen and wordpress and really want to keep the menu for both that same regardless of device/resolution.


    I work at a Ducati Dealership ;-)
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  9. Mackeral_Fillet

    Mackeral_Fillet Active Member

  10. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    Nice site mate.
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  11. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    Good job and good move thumbsup.gif
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  12. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    Clean and professional look indeed. Well done. Did you manually transfer your WP content into XF threads?
    Is it an official forum? For the use of a trademarked brand in a website name is always tricky...
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  13. Mackeral_Fillet

    Mackeral_Fillet Active Member

    I didn't bother importing the old content. Will no doubt take a hit on SEO but not too bothered.

    Not official so always a risk with trademark but we generate a lot of interest in the brand so have a good relationship.
  14. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

    Pretty good and clean site. Enjoy :)
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  15. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Since you have direct vendor ads, I would remove the Adsense in the sidebar, it and "latest" run far down beyond the end of your node list leaving a long white space. You could also put latest under the node list to fill in the white gap too. See http://awesomescreenshot.com/0144vdzw72
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  16. Mackeral_Fillet

    Mackeral_Fillet Active Member

    Thanks - I actually intended to remove the bottom 2 widgets as I was testing yesterday and forgot to remove them. Check it now as it all fits :)
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  17. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Much better :)
  18. Chojo

    Chojo Active Member

    Cool looking site, not much too red, just enough to catch the eyes. You did a great job.

    I see you have similar thread on your site. I've seen many sites using it, but I never know who made this addon, could your point me out please?
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  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Excellent Featured Threads deployment.
    Does Featured threads have categories now ?
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


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