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Facebook Group to XenForo

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by PumpinIron, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    First off, I wasn't 100% certain what forum this should go in, so feel free to move it mods.

    Next off, let me start with my problem, which is a problem that I'm sure a great deal of us have. I run a Facebook group with 2500 members. Trying to get my Facebook group members to transition to my forum (http://wranglertjforum.com) is quite possibly the most difficult thing ever.

    At least once a day I post a topic from the forum onto the Facebook group and encourage people to sign-up for the forum as well. Rarely anyone ever does and it's frustrating as all hell... It's like I'm talking to a brick wall or just dealing with plain old idiots.

    The group has 2500 members, my forum has 148 (I just launched it a little over a month ago). It would be awesome if people who posted to the group would post to the forum, because the group sees at least 20-30 posts a day on average.

    However, since that doesn't seem to be happening, I was looking into potential XenForo add-ons when I stumbled upon this one:


    This looks pretty cool. I mean sure, it doesn't import the actual members of the Group, but it imports all of their posts and content which would be extremely awesome for 'seeding' my forum being as though it's new.

    My question is, has anyone out there ever tried this add-on? It doesn't seem to be listed on the official XenForo site which makes me skeptical...
  2. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    AHHHH!!! Why did XenForo censor it out from the URL? What am I missing?
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    Got it... That explains it. So is it safe to say I should stay away from their add-ons? What I mean by that is did you guys detect any malware or anything malicious going on or are you not allowed to say?
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That's basically the gist of it, yes. Don't use them.
    Neal likes this.
  6. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    Got it. See, I'm glad I asked because I was literally just about to purchase one of their plugins.
    Neal and Amaury like this.
  7. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    have you solved your problem importing posts from fb groups to xenforo?
  8. Adam Dicker

    Adam Dicker Member

    What's your solution, I too am interested.
  9. Harness Media

    Harness Media Member

    +1 ... I'd love to have an addon like this.
  10. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    I've not :( I was asking @PumpinIron if he found a solution without using that add-on.
  11. loonetik

    loonetik New Member

    How do I know not to use them if its censored?
  12. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  13. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    Let me ask this -- does FB allow publishers to import their group content onto their websites?

    I have a Page... I have not created a Group due out of concern that I'd have a scenario like the original poster's. Of course, other groups exist within my content field and thrive :-/.

    I'd be interested in thoughts from folks here... related news:

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