I currently have a vBulletin forum, and thinking of starting a new one in a couple months. I'm used to the vBulletin software, with some custom modifications and design, but I am not happy with their new versions, and the way things are going on over there.
So I've been looking at xenForo as an alternative, but I just can't seem to find any real documentation for it. Like full feature-list, list of things that can be set (like registration options, poting options etc.). Is there anything like this? If there is, please point me to it. Thanks.
Also, I've been looking at the add-ons sections of the forum. I honestly cannot decide if they would be good for me or not. I understand that you need to be a licence-holder to be able to view attachments, but I need to see what the forum is capable of before buying it, so it's like "catch 22"... How do I find out what the addons are capable of?
One of my main concerns is registration. Is there a way to create addons during the registration? For example, with my vBulletin site, I made an addon that only lets certain e-mail addresses be validated (e-mail addresses that are present in another database). Can this be done with xenForo? Either during the validation stage, or during registration itself. Especially with Facebook-connect in mind, since that does not go though normal registration sequences.
A useful feature in vBulletin is the "ignore" feature. Buth the built-in "ignore user" feature and the "ignore thread" add-on. I have not seen anything like this in xenForo, although I'm pretty sure it has to be there somewhere, as this is a must for any forum, at least the "ignore user" part. Is this available in xenForo? If not, is there an add-on to do this?
Another thing I could not find is the number of unread messages on the forum. Is this shown somewhere, or is there an add-on available that shows this? (I would really love to see the attachments of the addons, maybe I would not have so many dumb questions then. )
How do forum permissions work? I would like to create a big number of forums/topics, and only allow access to these based on certain outside criteria (get access to topic 1 on day 1, get access to topic 2 on day 2, get access to topic 3 on day 3, ...). I'm sure this is not built-in, but is this possible at all by creating an add-on?
I'm pretty sure there are tons of other questions, but I need to start somewhere...