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Massive Vb4 + Wordpress Move!

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by zooki, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. zooki

    zooki Active Member

    Hi, I have a VB4 forum with half million posts and around 100k users. I am looking to move to XenForo.

    1. I have several languages set up on the website. Some forum categories of the site are in different languages.
    Q. Does XenForo allow a forum to have multiple languages?

    2. There are private forum sections, only accessible to certain usergroups.
    Q. Will this be preserved during migration?

    3. I need a CMS for articles. I did try using the vb article thing, it was crap. I am looking to using either drupal or Wordpress. It seems there is no bridge for Drupal.
    Q. What is the best way to have sections/categories for articles as well as blogs. And user comments.

    My other option is to do a migration into Drupal Advanced Forum - and this eliminates all need of bridges.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    Yes.
    I believe it was when I moved from vB4 but it's always best to double-check once the import has completed.
     
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  3. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

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  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    1. I have several languages set up on the website. Some forum categories of the site are in different languages.
    Q. Does XenForo allow a forum to have multiple languages?

    Yes I think so.

    2. There are private forum sections, only accessible to certain usergroups.
    Q. Will this be preserved during migration?

    Yes definitely it did for me.

    3. I need a CMS for articles. I did try using the vb article thing, it was crap. I am looking to using either drupal or Wordpress. It seems there is no bridge for Drupal.
    Q. What is the best way to have sections/categories for articles as well as blogs. And user comments.

    Debate on this is heated here. Options are two 3rd party addons, and 1 native addon.

    xenporta = well established, a lot of options, widely used with lots of adaptation. Support is patchy and I personally found it hard to edit it to get what I wanted. But I did try it a long time ago so I think it's improved.

    CMF / Simple Portal - is new addon due out this month and looking very flexible and interesting.
    Produced by a team of 3rd party developers.

    XF Resource Manager - out March 26 by the XF team. In use on this site (see Resources link on navbar)
    Not used here for articles but it's not hard to see how it could be. Various toggles on features.
    Major plus is frontend bbcode edit by usergroup permission. Categories/ sub cats. Has reviews, ratings. Link to discussion thread which links back via tabs. Tabs can be customised. Integration with searches, whats new etc. Authors have own list of articles displayed and no. of articles shows on profile and membercard, linking to this personal list. Download button can be disabled per category. Biggest advantage is it's by the core XF team.
    Drawback to me is lack of multiple page articles but this is so obvious I'm sure it will be added soon or el;se a 3rd party addon.
    I think this will integrate with Simple Portal and I'm sure Jaxel will integrate it with xenporta.
     
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  5. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same situation as you, I will use Wordpress in front for content management. Miner is designing the forum skin to match my wordpress theme, so I hope I can give users a unified experience.
     
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  6. zooki

    zooki Active Member

    thank you guys! wow, reminds me of early vbulletin community here. It used to be so busy and exciting several years ago!
     
  7. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    The private section forum permission actually did not carry over for me for specific usergroups, so I had to re-arrange that.
     
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  8. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    Before migrating - delete any unneeded user groups from VB. it will make things easier
     
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  9. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I found it's a really good opportunity to clean up a bit, delete usergroups, mass prune soft-deleted posts and threads, get rid of forums that are not needed anymore, etc.

    XenForo has got me into an enthusiasm mode about my community again, which is the biggest value I've got from the software. ;)
     
  10. zooki

    zooki Active Member

    Yes me too! Thanks for the advice. It seems from the demo that Xenforo does not have mass prune. In VB we can mass prune posts based on a range of different filters.
     
  11. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    XenForo setup with a little help from the good old vb3.x hey? :D
     
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  12. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think that was my reason for wanting to clean up shop (old forums, usergroups, etc) before the migration. XF has been great but one or two very small items are needed in the future to make stuff like this easier. Not a deal breaker.
     
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  13. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/edit-xenforo-templates-using-editor.1433/

    That's an article, no? that who section contains articles, no?
     
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  14. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Can you really use different languages for different nodes?

    I thought you could only change language for the entire site?
     
  15. simunaqv

    simunaqv Well-Known Member

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  16. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Okay, we had WP+VB and then WP+XF setup for long time and wanted to achieve Integration. We recently ditched WP and went full blown way to XF. It's been several days now and I haven't missed WP yet.
     
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  17. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    Depends if you have content to manage. I've got 1400 articles that I put in WP :)
     
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  18. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    We had 4k+.
     
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  19. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of stuff !! And you keep that in the forum? Do you get guest visits for this content ?
     
  20. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    There's also the xenscripts WP/XF bridge. That might come in handy, depending on what your exact requirements are:

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenscripts-wordpress-to-xenforo-bridge-paid.30329/

    My custom permissions imported from vB just fine, but they did need a few tweaks here and there to be 100%. It's not always a perfect translation. You should also check this out:

    http://xenforo.com/help/permissions/

    The XF permissions system appears to be similar to VB, but it's meant to be used in a strict layering system. We had some users with a different primary usergroup, so we had to switch that around.

    Yeah, there are some ACP tools "missing", IMHO. A lot of them can be recreated with add-ons or cron jobs, though. For example, we have a cron that runs on our classified ad nodes to remove soft deleted threads and to move any thread that hasn't had a reply in 90 days to a trash forum. Shawn from DigitalPoint wrote an ACP add-on that will batch move threads based on the title content. It could be extended to include other options.

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/digital-point-mass-thread-move.1400/
     
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