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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 XenForo Moderator Staff 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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