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How does xenForo interact with facebook

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Lambolica, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Lambolica

    Lambolica New Member

    Hi All,
    We are looking at options to make out forum more competitive (traffic wise) with facebook. And a shift from our current forum platform is not off the cards.

    How does xenForo based forums assist with getting facebook users from our FB page/group to ask/reply in the forums.

    We currently use vBulletin, however there has been a steady decline in patronage to the forums as the facebook group gets used far more due, presumably, ease of access.

    I'm shopping around for an alternate forum software to house the 15 years of technical data that exists on our forums that works better in this age of social media interaction.

  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    XenForo simply allows people to register using their Facebook accounts. They're otherwise separate systems, so there wouldn't be any interaction with your group. (Clearly you can direct people there manually, but that's not a software thing.)
  3. Lambolica

    Lambolica New Member

    So sharing posts to a Facebook page/group is an add-in and not an out of the box thing?

    With people registering with Facebook accounts vs normal sign ups, how is spam registrations dealt with?

    To clarify the query, the aim is to lower the barrier of entry to use the forums, rather than facebook.
    xenForo being responsive out of the box is a big tick, however encouraging users to use the forum as the go to rather than facebook is the reasoning for shopping around for alternates to vB.
    Also a complete rethink on our part as to how the forums are set up is required as, for security reasons we have always held a high barrier for entry, but this is no longer sustainable.

  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sharing is normally an action explicitly taken by someone. You should be able to do this manually by sharing the URLs to the thread(s). I'm not aware of anything that would do this automatically.

    Facebook registrations are still checked against our general spam processes, so not explicitly different than a normal registration. (Facebook users don't need to confirm their email though; that has already been done by Facebook.)

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