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Is it possible to extend the XenForo demo period

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Lone Wolf, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    I've been playing around with the demo for a few days and I've customised it and added some skins too. It expires today but I havent finished testing.

    In the past with VB and IPB they both allowed me to extend my demo for a couple of weeks and in the end I went with VB. Is it possible for this to happen in XF? It's really frustrating to have to reboot the demo every 3 days and lose all the work you've done.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't really used the online Demo but you could try exporting the styles you've made and then importing them to a new demo instance.

    I can't confirm whether this will work or not though.
  3. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    yeah but then you've still got to recreate threads and forums and permissions and users, etc. On other forums like VB and IPB they have limited demos too but they allow users who need a bit more time to extend their demos.

    I think it's important for those of us who like to customise our forums a lot to be able to have a proper look at the XF software before taking a huge chance and moving away from a software we've been using for half a decade or more.
  4. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    You can buy a XenForo license and do all the testing till you satisfied. If you end up finding it unfit for your site, you can sell it after 3 months.
  5. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    I'm aware of that but it includes a lot of unnecessary hassle.

    Also as a general point, if you're setting up your first community and the likes of VB, IPB and others are flexible about extended demo testing then you'll wonder why XF aren't.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone has asked about extending time on the demos yet.

    Your best bet would be sending in a request through the contact form.
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  7. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    The reason I didnt use the contact form was because it says not to use it for technical queries.

    But after your post I tried it and Mike responded by extending the period, so thanks for suggesting it.

    Also a big thanks to Mike for his prompt response and resolution.
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