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How customizable is xenforo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Phaedrus, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    I have a modded vbulletin forum. How easy is it to either write or add mods to customize xenforo?

    Should I decide to go this route are there modifications available?
     
  2. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    I have nearly 2 gigs of data to convert, would it convert that easily?
     
  3. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    There are some very good documentaions here that make things very easy. I have been using Ipb before, and I am familiar with the OOP and Zend Framework. So for me anyway it should be easy to code for xenforo and create styles for it. At least I hope so. I found these guides today that were very helpful. I hope that they will be helpful to you too.

    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/creating-an-addon.5416/

    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-to-add-more-actions-to-an-existing-controller.11202/

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/understanding-the-xenforo-class-proxy-system.2080/

    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-to-use-template-hooks.13167/

    https://xenforo.com/community/resou...beginners-best-practices-tips-and-tricks.975/
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It will be a bit of a learning curve coming from VB to XF but most competent developers find it doesn't take them long to get up to speed.

    The built in importer works for any sized forum, but the more posts there are, the longer it takes.
    How many members, threads, and posts do you have?
     
  5. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    1,483,240 posts, about 725 members, 62,301 Threads....
     
  6. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    We recently did a migration from vb3 to XF. The board was a comparable size, around 100k threads, 1.6m posts, and 20k users. Only took a couple hours I believe.
     
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  7. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    It may be a good idea to contact @Slavik to do the migration for you if there's anything in particular you're worried about :)
     
  8. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    It doesn't appear as if you have a blog feature. Would the blogs just disappear on the migration and leave the data in the dbase?
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Any content which isn't supported won't be imported.

    The pre-sales FAQ in my signature lists what is imported.
     
  10. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    And finally, well for now.... I've been having issues with the scripting with vbulletin, it isn't very efficient. Is the load time here indicative of a more efficient scripting, or do you just have a more powerful server than I am using?
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Our server is nothing special.

    What you see here is typical performance.
     
  12. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus New Member

    Excellent. Looks far more efficient. Is there a place where y'all publish mods to share around?
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  14. rv65

    rv65 Active Member

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/th-xenblog.4317/

    Might want to look into that if you need a blog feature and might be able to be imported from vB3.
     
  15. rv65

    rv65 Active Member

    I definitely recommend Xenforo and you won't regret switching to it. I wished I had done it sooner when I converted from MyBB 1.8 to Xenforo.
     

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