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Help before buying

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Marquinhos, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    Hello friends okay? I have some questions before buying the license, I wonder if the license is forever? or have to keep paying every year?

    I wonder if I also fully support the forum?
    I wonder if there is some kind of discount they can offer me?

    I have a blog of computer science, is not yet known what you advise me? I even buy the license? or should I wait a little longer?
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The license is good forever. The only recurring fee is $40 a year for updates. This fee is optional. If you don't wish to download updates after the first year then you don't have to pay the $40. Then you can pay at a later time when you want to download updates again.

    There are bulk discounts if you purchase multiple licenses. Otherwise there are no discounts.
  3. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    Yes there is! great, I have started a blog yesterday, do you think is the right time to start a forum? Thanks
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Blogs are one to many. Forums are many to many. If you want to start a community for a specific topic then a forum is a good choice.
  5. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    Do you return money within 30 days?
  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You can technically have both and more.

    XenForo makes for a powerful and affordable choice for forum software, but there are also blog programs, galleries, social groups, and more than you can easily add into XenForo.

    With XenForo, you have options and lot of them :)
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    At the moment, no commercial software will refund you once you have downloaded a copy.

    This applies not only to XenForo, but generally all alternative options. This is to prevent piracy as no one can truly validate once you download something, that you've not sharing it or using it in several places.

    But I can say it is truly worth the investment and as you know, very affordable
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  8. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    Great answer! Would you like a hint, I can use the forum for the support my blog? Fortunately xenforo would like to use for this. But if you can give me a hint how to use the forum to support I thank? Well I do not know where to start
  9. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    Well there are like 3 different blogging add-ons for this software. Picking them would be a matter of what you're niche is and your needs.

    I'd suggest FIRST downloading a demo for now to see if your like the forum, which I'm sure you will.

    Secondly purchase the software
    Third download a blogging/article add-on (there are a few here)/Create categories specific to your niche
    Fourth start blogging
    Fifth start SEO work (search engine/article submission)
    Sixth start gaining members by word of mouth and/or advertising.
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  10. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    This is my big question, I fear to buy the software and nobody visit my forum. Where can I make disclosure of word of mouth? in forums related to computer?

    P. S. I have much fear.
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Starting any site, there is always a risk of it not taking off. This is true no matter what software you use.

    But I can say that XenForo is very user friendly, easy to use, fast, secure, and customizable. All of which will help you develop your site and help you bring new people to visiting it.

    But with any new site, you're going to need to promote it and get the word out. This is true for any site you start. But if you're going to start, you may as well start with the best, XenForo
  12. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    I take risks. As a forum owner/business owner/idea starter you take risks! Everything is a risk. Will you or won't you? this and that! Sometimes you fall and sometimes you soar.

    XenForo is worthwile and is a tool to be used in your venture. This will not govern your likelihood for members/activity/or traffic. Failure will be solely on your part if you do not produce the results you are looking for.

    Research! You need to do more research for your niche. A niche will mean the world to your site in a world full of computer science forums/blogs.

    Not to mention you need to analyze what you expect from this venture. Profit? Entertainment? Self fulfillment?
  13. Marquinhos

    Marquinhos Member

    I support some distributions of linux, arch linux, OpenSuse maybe Fedora

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