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forum requirements

#1
Hi,

I am trying to find a suitable forum software for my needs and I am wondering if xenForo would be suitable. Here are my requirements:

1.) I would like forums to be just accessible to registered members.

2.) Registered members would have to set up a recurring Paypal subscription.

3.) I would like the forum to be integrated within a website. Can I add extra pages, a blog etc with xenForo? Is there a CMS?

4.) Is it just forum and ticket support offered with the licence? How good is this?

5.) How much customisation can I do? Are there many themes to choose from? Can I edit these themes? Is there a user friendly way to do this manipulation or will I have to play with the html and css?

6.) Do you have full instructions and youtube videos?

Thanks for your time and help
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
1 - Permissions will allow that.

2 - You can effectively achieve that by revoking access for the Registered user group and allowing it for a promoted user group, linked to a user upgrade.

3 - There is no CMS but there are various add-ons available. If there is nothing suitable, it would require custom development, depending on the nature of the changes.

4 - The license includes 12 months of upgrades and ticket support. Forum access is in addition to that and is always available for licensed customers.

5 - The customisation options are essentially limitless and can be achieved by editing the templates, Style Properties, and phrases. There are many third party styles and add-ons available: Resources

6 - There is a Help manual, HYS threads, some videos, and guides, and of course the forum and tickets.
 
#3
Thanks for your speedy reply.

2. Would this allow for monthly subscriptions? Is this automatic or would I have to manually do something? Are you able to point me to any help document on this?

3. What I want to do is have it so the forum seems to fit into the website seamlessly. I want to have a navbar that will have home, link A, link B, forum. home, Link A, Link B will just be a static webpage with information on it. I might also go for a blog. Would this be possible / easy to implement without custom development? Are you able to point me to any help documents for this?

Thanks again