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Making the move from vb4 to Xenforo

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Sonya, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Sonya

    Sonya Member

    After an embarrassingly long discussion, we are finally making the move from vB4 to Xenforo. I have an active, long lived community and I'd like to make the move as seamless as possible for my users.

    I've bought the software, set up a test environment and have been playing with all the new bells and whistles. I'm excited to make the move ASAP.

    Keeping in mind all the things I learned over the years with VB, I'm hoping to make this as easy for myself as possible. I would prefer to keep customization to a minimum, at least to start, so I want to use the standard style with my colors and only add on the things we really need.

    I have two custom mods that we use. One is a countdown timer in signatures that uses our graphics with the timer displayed on top. I also have an extra tab on the user profile that displays a list of the threads they started in a specific forum (Trip Reports). Any suggestions on who would be best to contact to do this work for us?

    Also, I've been looking over the list of add-ons we are currently using with Vbulletin and I'm not sure which I need to find replacements for and which are already addressed by Xenforo. Here is our list:

    Installed Products:
    Add rel="nofollow" To URL
    Advanced Private Messages Option
    Auto Youtube Link Parser
    Automatic Tagger from Content and Title
    Change Posts Owner
    Disable Member Homepage URLs by BOP5
    Display Unread Posts
    DragonByte Tech: vBDonate (Lite)
    Duplicate IP Report by BOP5
    FractalizeR: Items to moderate in notifications
    GlowHost - Spam O Matic
    LAM - Quote Img/Video to URL
    LightIRC Chatbox Pro
    Members who have Registered
    Mobile Browser Detector BOP5
    Multiple Login Detector
    Real IP Detection
    Separate Sticky and Normal Threads
    Sidebar Anywhere by BOP5
    Welcome Headers
    Wired1's Extra Profile Field Page*
    Word Links FREE by BOP5

    I'd love to hear any feedback you have about making the move and what I can ignore from this list of addons. Thanks!
  2. DroidOne

    DroidOne Well-Known Member

  3. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    That's interesting, I have a travel forum and I have the exact same mod :p

    I don't believe it's been released in the resource manager, @Chris D built it for me a couple years ago. I can send it to you if Chris is ok with that.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'm certainly fine with that :)
    Dakis likes this.
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Member

    Thank you! Thank you! I had fears that there would just be cricket and tumbleweeds in this thread when I checked again. :)

    @DroidOne, thanks for those links. Are there any add ons in that list that are already handled well by the XF software so I don't need them anymore?

    @Dakis and @Chris D, that would be great. Chris, please let me know if I should send payment somewhere.
  6. DroidOne

    DroidOne Well-Known Member

    You probably don't need these:

    KeyCAPTCHA (XF already has support for captcha, I recommend Google Captcha)
    Members who have Registered (Member list? There are plenty of member list options front-end and back-end (admin CP) )
    Mobile Browser Detector BOP5 (Most XF templates are responsive by default, so no need for this)
    LAM - Quote Img/Video to URL (XF does this for you I believe)
    IpInfo (XF links IP to http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/ for easy lookup, so no real need for this probly)
    Disable Member Homepage URLs by BOP5 (You can disable this from the admin CP)

    Not sure what a few of the add-ons you use do, so there might be more you don't need. These are just the most obvious ones :) I left VB almost a year ago and we ran 3.8, so I'm afraid I can't be of much more help.
  7. Sonya

    Sonya Member

    Thanks again. You've been a huge help.
  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

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