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How easy or difficult is it to integrate the forum userbase with third party mod

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Renegade, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    Since there are no takers for my paid add-on request on xenforo, I am planning to get it done from outside.

    Other freeelancers of course will not have as much competency in working on XenForo. So my question is how difficult will it be to integrate the userbase and a couple of page view permissions to an add-on developed outside xenforo environment.

    Is there something specific that I should tell the developer to keep in mind?
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If one is familiar enough with OOP, difficulty shouldn't be that much of an issue. Otherwise I'd just direct them to viewing the thread here as they are very helpful with starting an add-on.

    You could also have them post in the add-on developer forums to get any questions answered they may have during development.
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  3. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    How about the DB, how is it setup for the add-on. New tables in the same DB?
  4. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    ya, just prefix your addon tables .. addonname_tablename and you won't have any conflicts.
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  5. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    if your addon is going to use a very common name "chatbox" for example, it may be smart to double prefix it with addondeveloper_addonname_tablename that way if you install another similar feature in the future they don't clash.
  6. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    So finally the add-on is done and I have mixed feelings about the outcome. I am absolutely not satisfied but there are a few things I can live with.

    What I absolutely cannot live with is the fact that the addon's breadcrumb is stuck on one static link. And the URL are not user friendly, they do not display the name but the article number in the URL.

    Are these things too hard to build/integrate?
  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    IMHO your developer didn't make a good job...
    They are absolutely not hard to implement
  8. User

    User Well-Known Member

    May as well post who did the work so that others don't get stuck with the same dev.
  9. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    Well as posted earlier he is not a XF coder but if I do notice him around I will let everyone know :p
  10. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    IMHO he was a good coder, but he got a "bad" example add-on, where he tried to "learned" how to code add-ons
    My 0.02$:)
  11. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    Wish I could say more about that without hurting the example add-on developer.

    Anyway which add-on would you suggest as a good example. :)
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    LN Blog is a good example of doing things standard to the XenForo code base (at least in my opinion).

    Onimua put a lot of effort in being as clean and efficient in his work.
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  13. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    I'll have to check that out. Learning here myself.

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