XF 1.5 How to understand XenForo engine?


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Can someone direct me to where I can learn the basics behind this engine? As in how it is built (database, templates, how they connect, etc)?

I have some knowledge in programming and I want to start developing for this platform.


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best way is to purchase a license, and then look at the files themselves, its pretty easy to follow even for a novice (when i started i hadnt even touched backend coding, only css/hmtl) but have created 10 cusotm addons for my forums now.


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I do have a license actually. You mean look at the actual files on the server?
I want to understand how the software is structured first, so I can go into details.