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is it possible to run XF without the Forum-interface?

erich37

Well-known member
#1
I just had an idea and was seeing that members at my website are actually talking through the member-profiles only. So my members are actually not using the Forums, but they use the member-profiles to send information to each other and post their status-messages, etc.

Is there a way to remove the Forum-interface from the software, so literally showing the member-profiles only ? So I want XenForo, but without the Category/Forums showing at all.

Most probably this is not possible, so maybe there is another way to achieve what I am looking for:
is it possible to have the "Members List" showing on the Homepage, instead of showing the Forum-List on the Homepage ?
So when a user is entering the URL of my website, he will see the member-list first......

This is not a joke.......
 

RobParker

Well-known member
#2
I'd suggest that XF is probably not the software you want to be honest.

Have you looked at for example SocialEngine or other more "facebooky" software?
 

Rigel Kentaurus

Well-known member
#3
I just had an idea and was seeing that members at my website are actually talking through the member-profiles only. So my members are actually not using the Forums, but they use the member-profiles to send information to each other and post their status-messages, etc.

Is there a way to remove the Forum-interface from the software, so literally showing the member-profiles only ? So I want XenForo, but without the Category/Forums showing at all.

Most probably this is not possible, so maybe there is another way to achieve what I am looking for:
is it possible to have the "Members List" showing on the Homepage, instead of showing the Forum-List on the Homepage ?
So when a user is entering the URL of my website, he will see the member-list first......

This is not a joke.......
You need to introduce "Twitter" to your members :)
 

erich37

Well-known member
#4
no, I do not want to use any other software or introduce Twitter or that kind of stuff.

I am very happy with using XenForo, but I discovered that users are more and more talking via their Profile-Pages than talking on the Forums.

Probably this would be an idea for Ashley + Mike + Kier to sell another XenForo by-product ?
Meaning having an additional XenForo-product which is having all features as what the software is currently doing, but without the Forum.
 

mjp

Well-known member
#5
On a related note, I am currently developing my own version of Facebook without such unnecessary extras as the wall, interests, profiles, pictures, etc. It will just be a list of names and a messaging system. It seems to be what my users want.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#6
well, I do not want to copy Facebook or Twitter.
I have dealt with a lot of other software-systems and most of them are very buggy and just time-consuming to make them what I want.

So I love XenForo as I do not need to struggle with the software as it is running very smooth compared to many other software out there.

I am just thinking of having XenForo as it is now, but without any Forum-Category or Forums or any Forum-posts. That´s all. And having the Members showing on the Homepage.

I guess that would be great second product to sell and make additional money for XenForo Ltd. to sell as an additional product.
 

TNCclubman

Well-known member
#8
have the home page be the 'Your News Feed' thats what I did. Like you, I found my people want to keep tabs on each other and not necessarily type new posts all the time. Like this they can get a quick synopsis of who's writing what and to whom.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#9
have the home page be the 'Your News Feed' thats what I did. Like you, I found my people want to keep tabs on each other and not necessarily type new posts all the time. Like this they can get a quick synopsis of who's writing what and to whom.
that´s a great idea as well !

How to achieve this ?
 
F

Floris

Guest
#10
Is it possible to run XF without the Forum-interface?

Why bother? Despite that users might use profile comments more, there will be a moment you realize that the forum features that make a forum work aren't available for those profile features and then that is what you want. Which is basically a forum again.

Buy forum software to run a forum.
Buy social network platform software to run a social network.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
You can delete your forums:

Admin CP -> Applications -> Display Node Tree

Or you can also edit this template to hide the forums:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> forum_list

Remove this code:

Code:
<xen:hook name="forum_list_nodes">
	<xen:if is="{$renderedNodes}"><xen:include template="node_list" /></xen:if>
</xen:hook>
While you're at it you can add other content to that page if you want.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#12
Jake, you sure have a clue of how making the members-page to show as the Homepage ?
And remove the Forums-Tab in the navigation menu ?

Many thanks!