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Just installed my first Xenforo...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kim, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not, after 10 years running forums and creating forum themes I have just completed my first EVER install :D Holy Cow Xenforo is easy peasy!!!

    I have always had someone do this for me, but now I know how easy it is I will be doing it myself in future!

    Feeling very chuffed with myself right now!

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  2. vVv

    vVv Guest

    That's awesome Kim, congrats! :)
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Lemon Squeezy.


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  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Congratulations !

    Now you understand why I do those things for free. ;)
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  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chaps! :D

    I am very happy right now, Xenforo really is a dream - might have to do a new freebie theme on the strength of it, Celebrate how awesome XF is!
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Does that mean that you won't need me or Jethro for help now :p.
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  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL, erm, Noooo.. I reserve the right to call on either or both of you at any time for assistance :p
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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  9. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Kim congrats!
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  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well done Kim.

    To my recollection, other forum software isn't much more difficult than XenForo, so I hereby challenge you to go out and install PHPBB, SMF, IPB and vBulletin... actually... no... don't... they're all horrible. But at least you know you COULD (if you ever went crazy and wanted to).

    Well done! :D
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  11. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    phpbb was the last forum software I used before buying a XenForo. Installing a modification was a task itself. You had to upload filed, apply edits to a long list of files, and then make edits to templates. Then you went to the install directory.

    You really lose motivation when a forum software is like phpbb
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  12. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    I actually like it when it is some manual work involved in installing, that makes you think twice before undertaking an install. The easier it is to install mods, the less thought you put in before installing.

    What I hated the most about phpBB was the updates became so complicated after a few mods, it became hard to keep track of them. But I really liked my phpBB forum, I had put allot of work in to it, and it was very customized. My xF forum is more stock, and doesn't have the unique feeling to it (that also have something to do with me being very busy).
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  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Ewww.. dirty dirty words in my lovely thread ....

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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Which one was that, vBulletin or IPB ;).
  15. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Kim sorry I meant to say poetic and admiring words for you but m y laptop took over. Also struggling with my new win7 ..

    I did one XF install and yes it's far far easier than other forums. I'd still rather ask someone to do it though on my others as they can do it very fast without anxiety.

    Here's a star for Kim.

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  16. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Thanks Morgain :) It was certainly a lot less stressful than I thought it would be!

    I have to add that the main reason I haven't previously done it, is that I have some wonderful people in my life who have wanted to do it for me, which is lovely, but it is also nice to be able to do things yourself! My hubby is not mechanical, nor very handy, but he does the tech stuff pretty well!

    As the hubster is currently overseas it is good to be able to jump in and do it without having to bother him, or wait around, or waste our time together online with forum install chat :p
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  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    A star? A... Star? You give possibly the most creative designer on xenforo a star? That will not do Morgain, won't do at all. Kim!! I hear by send you my offerings. A severed head. And nicely done. :)

    severed head.jpg
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  18. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    *gags* erm.. thanks Shelley... always wanted one of those.
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  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Your welcome.

    If you require the body let me know I currently have it packed away in cold storage.:)
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  20. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    mew! twas a nice star. I use it on one of my node sprites.
    The head was nasssssty messssssy.
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