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is xenforo a good ideea for me?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by niros_1234, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    Hi guys,

    I have an old PHPBB 3.0.11 forum -
    something like 16.000 messages, 500 subjects, 1500 users which was developed for a dance studio community from 2004.

    With all this facebook rush... and maybe because of the old design of phpbb people are not commenting there anymore.

    I would like to convert it to xenforo because:

    1) SEO reasons... the way phpbb organises links is not seo likeble.
    2) with the abilities of xenforo I would like to make it active again (to encourage users to register and post)


    1) Do you think that is a good ideea to migrate given the situation?

    2) here http://xenforo.com/help/importing/
    it says that "Version 1.1 of XenForo supports the following:".
    Does version 1.2 supports the same?

    Thank you
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Yes, the importers haven't changed.

    I've seen several communities start to pick up after switching to XenForo.
  3. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    hi again
    thank you for the reply.

    Other questions:
    1. If someone posts a link to something in a post ... can I, as admin, edit that link and add the rel="nofollow" attribute?
    2. is there an option to stop users from editing or deleting their own posts after a period of time from posting passes (like 15 minute, 30 minutes) ?
  4. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

    1. all the links are by default nofollow in XenForo as far as I know, so you don't really have to edit anything :)
    2. yes, that is definitely possible
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  5. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    Hi Qentox
    thank you for your answer. :)

    All the links are nofollow in xenforo? so... they will not pass page rank, even if i want some of them to pass?

    Can an staff member confirm that?
  6. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

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  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    All external links have nofollow applied by default (including all signature links, but signatures aren't viewable to guests/robots anyway) unless you're a moderator or administrator, in which case all links (except signatures) are dofollow by default.

    You can change this behaviour with the add-on QenTox posted above.
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  8. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    Thank you for the information, Chris Deeming :)
  9. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    Hi guys,

    Another question:
    I am reading the information here:

    but I am not sure what the content manager is for... and if i need it.

    My main site is an wordpress site and the my forum is a separate site for the community.

    Do i need the resource manager?
  10. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Unless you are planning to have a download section where people can download stuff then I would say you don't need the Resource Manager.
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  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Click on Resources at the top of the forums to see the Resource Manager in use here.
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  12. niros_1234

    niros_1234 Member

    Hi Ernest and Martok !

    Thank you for your replies...
    I have understood what is the resource manager and decided that i don't need it for the moment, so i have ordered the regular licence
    and I am now working the phpbb conversion :)

    Have a nice day.
  13. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Good luck with the move to Xenforo. Several members here including myself have moved from phpBB. I found it fairly painless and have never looked back. :)

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