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Have a few questions before I buy

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by linkandzelda, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. linkandzelda

    linkandzelda Member

    Hello,
    I've been running vBulletin since 2009 and I am looking to switch to XenForo. Before I do I have a list of features my forum has right now, and would like to know which ones are included with Xenforo currently, upcoming features or available by add ons/3rd party mods.

    Here is the list, it's quite long and thanks for reading it.

    Fill tag automatically from post

    Send PM when a users thread is moderated

    Ability for admins to change the owner of a post

    Spy system to show real time updates of forum activity

    Downloads system for offering files, with the ability to add external links and track amount

    Allow users to change their own username without requesting to an admin

    Advanced moderation tools for users from within a post or profile

    Flashchat integration for no need to login, or some other chatroom

    Gravatar as the default avatar for new members, a random and unique image based on email address

    Track guests visits extensively

    Add username HTML

    Send emails to inactive users to remember them of the forum, and get them to return

    Send an email instantly when a new thread is created in a subscribed section

    Quote text by highlighting it and pressing quote

    Counter for the time spent online by users in the forums for each user, including a leader board

    Breadcrumb navigation on the top and bottom of the forums

    Send a mass PM to users

    Allow users to enter a profile introduction, a small piece of text which members will see

    Show members who visited the forum over the past 24 hours

    Detect if using a mobile device, then chose a selected style

    Shop allowing automation of various user add ons based on the amount of points users have

    Add thanks to every post

    Advanced stats giving users browsers, countries and other info

    Redirect to a thread after registration

    Separate sticky and normal threads in the thread view

    Resize images in posts either external or internal images

    Display the age of the site at the bottom of the forum home

    PM a user when they received a new reputation

    Display when spiders are online in who's online

    Custom header greeting based on the users computer time displaying different messages

    Show the user group legend colours on the forum home

    v3Arcade, an arcade for vbulletin allows playing of flash games and to challenge other members and to participate in tournaments

    vBexperience tracks the activity of users and provides detailed information, giving points based on activity, achievements for various actions and other things

    Ability to add new tabs to the top of the forum navigation bar

    Integrated blog system for users to post entries

    Advanced forum rules settings allowing sections of rules

    Advanced registration options such as custom questions

    Message to all zero posters who login to the forums

    Greet users via pm when it's there birthday

    Chatbox on all pages of the forum

    Login as another user by an admin

    Stats for moderators showing how many points each one dealt out, posts deleted etc

    PayPal donation system for users to donate to the forum

    Sub-forum manager to display better looking sub forums

    Show who has read a thread

    Notify users when they were quoted in a post, showing the quotes they had in the usercp

    Tweet all new threads automatically to Twitter

    Live search system which doesn't reload the page

    There we go, thats the list of features I would like to preserve or have similar functionality, but from XenForo.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kris
     
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Fill tag automatically from post
    No. Maybe in 1.1 - do not have confirmation on this.

    Send PM when a users thread is moderated
    No. Not by default, there might be a plugin for this one.

    Ability for admins to change the owner of a post
    No. Not by default, I remember there's a plugin for this.

    Spy system to show real time updates of forum activity
    No, fuuuuuuuuuuu - I wish there was. Digitalpoint, where are youuuu

    Downloads system for offering files, with the ability to add external links and track amount
    No, highly requested add-on, I don't remember seeing it being shared on this site.

    Allow users to change their own username without requesting to an admin
    No.

    Advanced moderation tools for users from within a post or profile
    Depending what you need, no and yes. Can't guess.

    Flashchat integration for no need to login, or some other chatroom
    http://vbirc.com/xenforo - uses xenforo+mibbit for irc live chat.

    Gravatar as the default avatar for new members, a random and unique image based on email address
    Yes.

    Track guests visits extensively
    Currently online displays where they are. Your server access_log has the rest. But extensively, no.

    Add username HTML
    Templates/CSS can be adjusted how you like - but not by the user itself.

    Send emails to inactive users to remember them of the forum, and get them to return
    Yes. But it's up to you to determine inactive users.

    Send an email instantly when a new thread is created in a subscribed section
    Yes.

    Quote text by highlighting it and pressing quote
    No, but I believe there's a plugin for this.
     
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Counter for the time spent online by users in the forums for each user, including a leader board
    No.

    Breadcrumb navigation on the top and bottom of the forums
    Yes.

    Send a mass PM to users
    No, but I think I saw a plugin for this.

    Allow users to enter a profile introduction, a small piece of text which members will see
    Yes. WYSIWYG editor included, including rich media such as images and embedded video.

    Show members who visited the forum over the past 24 hours
    Hm, no.. But I think I saw a plugin for this.

    Detect if using a mobile device, then chose a selected style
    No, not yet? (rumor)

    Shop allowing automation of various user add ons based on the amount of points users have
    xShop by xenDirectory.net I believe might be what you're looking for.

    Add thanks to every post
    No, XenForo has a 'like' link. Way nicer, if you ask me.

    Advanced stats giving users browsers, countries and other info
    In 1.1, I think. But Google Analytics is integrated (easy to add code)

    Redirect to a thread after registration
    No, but should be easy to code.

    Separate sticky and normal threads in the thread view
    No, but there's a plugin for this.
     
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Resize images in posts either external or internal images
    Yes, automatically. See: http://vimeo.com/13975559

    Display the age of the site at the bottom of the forum home
    No, but should be easy to customize.

    PM a user when they received a new reputation
    An alert system is in place.

    Display when spiders are online in who's online
    No.

    Custom header greeting based on the users computer time displaying different messages
    Yes, you can customize this, template if conditionals and custom js/css included templates are supported.

    Show the user group legend colours on the forum home
    No, but I've seen an addon for this.

    v3Arcade, an arcade for vbulletin allows playing of flash games and to challenge other members and to participate in tournaments
    No.

    vBexperience tracks the activity of users and provides detailed information, giving points based on activity, achievements for various actions and other things
    No.

    Ability to add new tabs to the top of the forum navigation bar
    Yes. Manually. There's no automated manager for this (yet)

    Integrated blog system for users to post entries
    No, but David has created [LN] BLog add-on, pretty good job.

    Advanced forum rules settings allowing sections of rules
    Forum permissions? Yes then.

    Advanced registration options such as custom questions
    No, custom fields aren't included in 1.0 yet.

    Message to all zero posters who login to the forums
    Yes. Check this out: http://xenfans.com/threads/product-xenfans-com-welcome-block.730/

    Greet users via pm when it's there birthday
    No, but there's an addon by ragtek perhaps?

    Chatbox on all pages of the forum
    No, but addon: Shoutbox Tiagra by Darkimmortal is awesome.

    Login as another user by an admin
    There's a default permission tester - but via an addon you can really switch between users.

    Stats for moderators showing how many points each one dealt out, posts deleted etc
    No. But I think AlexD has made an addon for this (guess)

    PayPal donation system for users to donate to the forum
    Yes, paid subscriptions is possible. You can set 1 up for donation. There is also a donation addon for the sidebar.
     
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Sub-forum manager to display better looking sub forums
    Eh, they are by default in a dropdown? I like it =D

    Show who has read a thread
    No, but there's an addon for this.

    Notify users when they were quoted in a post, showing the quotes they had in the usercp
    Yes, an alert system is in place for this, differentiates between replies, quote, adding attachments, etc. Very awesome.

    Tweet all new threads automatically to Twitter
    No, but who wants to spam anyway! A per thread SHARE option for social networks such as twitter/facebook/google+ is available, including a counter. So a naturally growth of popular content on the site is available.

    Live search system which doesn't reload the page
    No.
     
  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I hope that answers your questions =D
     
  7. linkandzelda

    linkandzelda Member

    Thanks a lot for this. It answered a lot of questions, and it seems there will be quite a few missing features if i switched to XF at this time. I do like the Like buttons though, and twitter is so people can follow the forums latests threads.

    Thanks again, maybe I could port over some of the other missing add ons, or to use some kind of placeholder such as a vb install that lets guests use the arcade or something i dunno lol.

    Thanks again.

    P.S. anyone wants to buy a vb 4 suite license send me a message hehe
     
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You can see at the marketplace perhaps; http://xenfans.com/forums/marketplace/
     
  9. linkandzelda

    linkandzelda Member

    Already have done haha
     
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